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5.35.020 Definitions.

City Code Section
  1. A.  Business Technical Assistance: Those activities that provide business support and development services to increase the ability of the organization to bid on, perform and complete public services contracts.
  2. B.  Certified Firms and Firms Seeking Certification: Companies that have been certified, or which are actively pursuing certification, by the State of Oregon Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID), or its successor, as a minority-owned, woman-owned, emerging or a service-disabled veteran owned business. The City recognizes the following certifications: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Emerging Small Business Enterprise (ESB), and Service-Disabled-Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (SDVBE).
  3. C.  Community Benefits Agreement (CBA): The CBA is applied to projects over $25 million that use an alternative contracting method and is an agreement between the City of Portland (City), the Project Contractor (on behalf of all contractors and subcontractors of all tiers), the signatory unions, and the signatory community-based organizations with a strong record of accomplishment of serving racial and ethnic minorities, women and low income people and state approved pre-apprenticeship programs (CBOs).
  4. D.  Community Equity and Inclusion Plan (CEIP): A contractual document that is applied to all Public Improvement Contracts that utilize alternative contracting methods and have an estimated contract value between $10 million to $25 million. The CEIP addresses the historical disparities in contracting and provides a variety of strategies to increase opportunities for DBE/MBE/WBE/ESB/SDVBE firms and to increase opportunities and retention of a diverse Workforce.
  5. E.  Community Equity and Inclusion Committee (CEIC): The independent body that reviews the performance of City projects subject to a CEIP, provides guidance and advice to contractors to increase utilization, and advises the City on the Contractor's and Subcontractors’ equity efforts to achieve the CEIP goals.  The CEIC also advises the City on developing funding priorities for use of the COEP funding.
  6. F.  COEP Fee: The amount due, based upon 1 percent of the total Hard Construction Costs, as calculated using the methodology defined in Portland Policy Documents (PPD) Administrative Rule 1.25.
  7. G.  Contractor: A company with whom the City executes a contract for a Public Improvement.
  8. H.  Hard Construction Costs: The total original value of the Public Improvement Contract executed between the City of Portland and the Contractor.
  9. I.  Labor-Management-Community Oversight Committee: The Labor-Management-Community Oversight Committee discusses and advises on issues and/or concerns related to the implementation of Community Benefits Agreement.
  10. J.   Participating Bureau: A City of Portland Bureau that executes a Public Improvement Contract and which must contribute COEP Fees as required by this Chapter.
  11. K.  Partners: Organizations that will receive funding to implement the goals of the COEP.
  12. L.  Public Improvement: A project for construction, reconstruction or major renovation on real property by or for the City.  Public Improvements do not include:
    1. 1.  Projects for which no funds of the City are directly or indirectly used, except for participation that is incidental or related primarily to project design or inspection, or
    2. 2.  Emergency work, minor alterations, ordinary repair or maintenance necessary to preserve a Public Improvement.
  13. M.  Public Improvement Contract: A contract for a Public Improvement.
  14. N.  Workforce: The individuals in the construction trades, or who are seeking to join the construction trades, in trades that are typically utilized on Public Improvements.