Emergency Ordinance

*Authorize contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the Brentwood Darlington Transportation Project


The City of Portland ordains:                                     

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. The Portland Bureau of Transportation completed the Brentwood Darlington Transportation Plan in 2018.  The plan identified a range of transportation safety improvements in the area.
  2. In 2019 the Bureau and the Oregon Department of Transportation entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement for design and construction of a series of improvements in the Brentwood Darlington area.  The improvements are funded through grant number TR000279.
  3. Preliminary Engineering and Right of Way acquisition for the project will be completed in early 2023 with construction planned for the Summer of 2023. 
  4. The Bureau of Transportation has funds budgeted in FY 2022 and proposed FY 2023 for construction, inspection and management of the project.
  5. The Bureau's level of confidence in the cost estimate for this project is moderate, the plans and specifications are nearing completion, however the current bidding environment is volatile.     

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Chief Procurement Officer is authorized to facilitate the competitive solicitation process in accordance with City Code 5.34 to obtain the lowest most responsible bidder.
  2. Upon the Council’s acceptance of the Chief Procurement Officer’s report recommending the lowest responsible bidder, the Chief Procurement Officer is authorized to award, negotiate and execute a contract, provided the contract has been approved as to form by the City Attorney’s Office.
  3. The Mayor and City Auditor are hereby authorized to draw and deliver warrants chargeable to T00710 when demand is presented and approved by the proper authority.

Section 2.  The Council declares that an emergency exists because a delay would unnecessarily delay the Bureau’s ability to perform the activities in a timely manner; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

  • Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the Brentwood Darlington Transportation Project. 

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

  • The total cost for design and construction of this project is $7,600,000 funded primarily with federal funds and SDCs.  Grant number TR000279
  • The project is budgeted under T00710.C42. 
  • This ordinance is to authorize bidding of the construction contract for this project.
  • The construction for this project is budgeted and it is necessary to take the contract to council to authorize bidding. 

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

  • This project will benefit the community by providing needed transportation improvements. 
  • There has been extensive community involvement in both the planning and design phase of the project

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

This legislation provides PBOT authorization to contract with the lowest bidder for the Brentwood-Darlington Transportation Project, which includes safe routes to schools and transit access in a neighborhood with poor sidewalk coverage. The project is funded primarily through federal funds and system development charges, with $760,000 total budgeted in the bureau's FY2022-23, 5-year CIP. 

Agenda Items

1021 Consent Agenda in December 7, 2022 Council Agenda


  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

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Date and Time Information

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