About Us

Procurement Team
Procurement Services provides strategic, responsible public contracting services to deliver the best value for our customers. We are dedicated to our community and partner with vendors to contribute toward a Portland that thrives equitably, economically and environmentally.

Our Mission

At the heart of the City of Portland's Procurement Services is our unwavering commitment to our two core pillars: social equity and business excellence. We believe in the power of procurement to drive positive change. Our mission is to ensure fairness, inclusivity, and transparency while maintaining a goal to continually improve and deliver on the highest standards of procurement practices.

Our Team

City of Portland Procurement Services

Our team is a dynamic and diverse group of individuals who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. With a shared passion for advancing social equity and business excellence, we work collaboratively with our community to implement procurement practices that serve all in the City of Portland.

Chief Procurement Officer

The City of Portland’s Interim Chief Financial Officer Thomas Lannon, announced on Friday, March 1, 2024, that Kathleen Brenes-Morua will serve as the City’s interim Chief Procurement Officer. Kathleen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role, having served within the Procurement team for five years as the Design and Construction Procurement Manager.

As interim Chief Procurement Officer, Kathleen will oversee all procurement operations, ensuring compliance with regulations, fostering transparency, strengthening community partnerships, and optimizing the City’s procurement processes to best serve the needs of Portland.

Kathleen holds two Business Administration degrees in Management & Leadership and Human Resources from Portland State University, she is a Certified Public Procurement Officer and brings more than 20 years of public sector procurement management expertise. “Kathleen will provide the stability and leadership needed to lead the Procurement team and help us through this period of transition to a new form of government,” said Chief Financial Officer Thomas Lannon.

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