Resources for Businesses

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This general information is for new and existing vendors/contractors that want to grow their business through public contracting. Get to know your procurement teams, review vendor/contractor requirements, review requirements, learn about certification and how to find and compete for City contracts.

Vendor Handbook

Read the vendor handbook

Register your Business, Submit Bids & Proposals and Search Registered Vendors 

BuySpeed is the vendor portal for doing business with the City of Portland. In BuySpeed, you can view bid opportunities, submit bids and search registered vendors. You can also sign up to be notified of new bid opportunities. The process will take 30 minutes if you have your business license number.

By registering your business, you will receive notices about solicitations that match the NIGP commodity codes you select. Registering also gives you the opportunity to certify your business as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Equal Benefits (EB) compliant business. 

Register for BuySpeed

Need help with BuySpeed? Contact or call 503-865-6155.

Apply for Contractor Prequalification (Construction Only)

Contractors interested in bidding as a prime on a public improvement projects with an engineer’s estimate of $500,000 or greater, must be prequalified with the City of Portland. The online application process takes about 1 hour to complete. Prequalifications are typically issued within 30 days.

Apply online

Additional Contractor Requirements (Construction Only)

Review additional requirements

Post Award Compliance

Review post award compliance