FAIR CONTRACTING & EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY - 3 YEAR REVIEW
Binding City Policy
WHEREAS, the 1996 Oregon Regional Consortium Disparity Study was an examination of race and gender bias issues within the regional construction industry as well as City purchasing practices; and
WHEREAS, the Study recommended that the City expand its efforts to generate capacity and business opportunities for minority, women and emerging small businesses (M/W/ESBs) by developing specific programs for this purpose; and
WHEREAS, the City developed the Fair Contracting and Employment Strategy which includes a number of programs designed to assist M/W/ESBs with training and access to City contracting opportunities; and
WHEREAS, a three-year review of the Strategy revealed an increase in participation by M/W/ESBs; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Management and Finance, Bureau of Purchases has made recommendations to continue the existing programs with minor changes in program administrative process with no increase in costs; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Management and Finance, Bureau of Purchases should be directed to implement these changes and continue the Fair Contracting and Employment Strategy programs since it currently manages the Strategy;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Portland City Council that the Office of Management and Finance, Bureau of Purchases, is hereby directed to continue implementation of the Fair Contracting and Employment Strategy, attached hereto as Exhibit A
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Fair Contracting and Employment Strategy is Binding City Policy.
Resolution No. 36050
Adopted by Council January 9, 2002.