FAIR CONTRACTING & EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY
Binding City Policy
1. The Portland City Council authorized the City's participation as the Lead Agency in studies funded by an intergovernmental consortium examining potential racial and gender disparities in the regional construction industry and the regional construction trades apprenticeship systems. The studies were also designed to provide a rigorous analysis of procurement policies and systems with an eye toward systemic improvements for all contractors, regardless of race or gender.
2. The resulting "Oregon Regional Disparity Study" was produced by Mason Tillman, Associates and accepted by the Council on behalf of the consortium of state and local governments in June of 1996.
3. The Study identified problems and/or barriers at almost every tier of a complex system of public procurement and apprenticeship training, and made detailed recommendations for improvements.
4. The Council referred the Oregon Regional Disparity Study to the Mayor's Office and the C-3 Contract Coordinating Committee for development of a comprehensive implementation strategy and plan.
5. Over the last eight months, the Fair Contracting and Employment Strategy has been developed in coordination with affected community groups, the Mayor's Fair Contracting and Employment Forum, other consortium members, and every affected bureau of the City of Portland.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
a. The Fair Contraction & Employment Strategy: The City of Portland's Response to the Oregon Regional Disparity Study is hereby adopted. (Attached as Exhibit A
Ordinance No. 179051
Passed by the Council February 26, 1997. Effective February 26, 1997.
Filed for inclusion in PPD November 15, 2002.