(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 182213, 184427 and 189878, effective March 4, 2020.) The PTE Manual shall set forth the procedures to be followed by all bureaus in announcing and advertising City PTE Solicitations. The procedures in the PTE Manual shall be designed to make information about such solicitations readily available to interested PTE Consultants, including firms certified by the State of Oregon Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) as Disadvantaged, Minority owned, Women owned, Emerging Small Businesses, and Service-disabled Veteran owned Business Enterprises (D/M/W/ESB/SDVB) as defined in ORS 408.225(hereafter referred to collectively as COBID Certified Firms). From time to time, the City may adopt programs designed to promote competition, enhance economic opportunity and stimulate hiring among all of Portland’s citizens. When such programs are adopted, the Chief Procurement Officer shall take steps to ensure that PTE Consultants wishing to enter into contracts with the City are aware of the requirements for such programs.
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