Become a vendor with the City of Portland to receive funds from PCEF

If your organization is applying for a grant through the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) or any other City of Portland funding programs, we encourage you to check your vendor status. If you are not registered, please begin that process now.

Becoming a vendor

Becoming a vendor with the City allows your organization to receive payments from City grant and contract opportunities. However, it does not obligate the City to do business or award grants to your organization.

  • You do not need to complete the vendor registration process to apply for PCEF grant funds. However, if your organization is selected for a grant award, you will have to complete the vendor registration before any funds can be distributed.
  • An organization’s vendor registration status will not be used in any way in the grant selection process. It simply speeds up the process of receiving funds if your grant proposal is successful.
  • The vendor registration process can take up to six to eight weeks.
  • You can become a vendor with the City at any time.
  • Checking your vendor status is especially important if your organization is interested upcoming funding opportunities, such as the PCEF Application Support Grants

Important note: If your organization typically uses a fiscal agent/sponsor when applying for funding, the fiscal agent/sponsor will need to be a registered vendor to receive any City payments should your organization be awarded a grant. If you would like to check if your fiscal agent/sponsor is a vendor, please have them fill out this survey.

What you need to get started

To check whether you are an existing vendor with the City of Portland, or get started on a new vendor registration, we ask that you provide the following information:

  • Organization’s legal name and “Doing Business As” (DBA) name
  • Organization’s address
  • Contact information for the person at your organization who handles finances and will be the point person for the vendor registration process
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN), if available


Check your vendor status or become a vendor with the City of Portland