The Port is committed to increasing opportunities for Disadvantaged, Minority-owned, Women-owned, Service Disabled Veteran-owned and Emerging Small businesses to have an equal opportunity to compete for and perform Port of Portland contracts. As part of this commitment the Port has developed a Portwide Small Business Development Program to provide contracting and procurement opportunities for Oregon and Washington certified small businesses interested in doing business with the Port.
Mission Statement: "To increase local small business participation in Port of Portland projects and procurements through the integration of a Portwide process to develop and grow mutually beneficial business relationships with local small businesses."
New Online Reporting Requirements:
The Port is utilizing and electronic reporting system to collect Subcontractor Payment Utilization Reports, Workforce Utilization Reports and Certified Payroll Reports. You can access these systems by logging into the following websites:
Subcontractor Payment Reports and Workforce Reports: www.portofportland.dbesystem.com
Certified Payroll Reports: www.lcptracker.net
You must be an active contractor on a Port contract in order to log in and utilize the reporting system. If you need access to one of these systems, please complete the assignment of roles form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Minority, Women, Service Disabled Veteran, and Emerging Small Business Program (MWVESB)
The Port has established a MWVESB Program to encourage equal opportunity for certified small businesses to compete for opportunities as contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and service providers. The MWVESB program encourages and fosters the inclusion of MWVESB firms in all Port business activities, including the procurement of goods and services as well as leasing and development. The Port requires that each business partner make good faith efforts to promote this policy throughout its engagement with the Port. The MWVESB Program applies to all of the Port’s contracts and procurement activities for Portland International Airport, Hillsboro Airport and Troutdale Airport.
For fiscal year 2016-17, the Port’s overall small business participation target is 16% of contract dollars awarded directly and as subcontracts; and 30% of participation of small businesses as a percent of the total number of contracts awarded directly and as subcontracts.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The Port has an established Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for businesses that are certified as socially or economically disadvantaged in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations, 49 CFR Part 26.
The Port receives federal financial assistance from the USDOT through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) primarily for airport improvement projects. As a condition of that financial assistance, the Port must ensure that DBE-certified businesses have an equal opportunity to compete for and perform work on federally funded Port contracts.
The federal grant assurance requires the Port to establish DBE plans for its three airports and set annual DBE participation goals for airport projects and concessions; and submit annual reports to the FAA detailing actual DBE participation.
Proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal Fiscal Years 2017-2019
The Port of Portland (Port) announces it has established an overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for the following airports: Hillsboro Airport (HIO), and Troutdale Airport (TTD). The proposed DBE goals are applicable to U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration assisted contracting opportunities scheduled to be awarded October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019. The goal is required by the FAA pursuant to the Federal Regulation 49 CFR Part 26.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Partner Links
Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program Information
The ACDBE program is designed to increase opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned small businesses to operate as concessionaires in PDX or provide goods and/or services related to the airport concessions program.
ACDBE certified businesses are small businesses that are certified first as DBE with further certification as an ACDBE based on additional size standards associated with operating airport concessions.
Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Goal
In accordance with Section 49 CFR Part 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Port of Portland is announcing the proposed FFY 2014-2016 (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2017) ACDBE goal.
The concessions goal for non-rental car concessions is set at 12.9% ACDBE participation to be accomplished through 7.5% race conscious and 5.4% race neutral.
The concessions goal for rental car concessions is set at 1.3% to be accomplished as race neutral.
Concessions Program Information
The Port is a member of a Unified Certification Program (UCP) administered by the State of Oregon’s Business Development Department’s Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID). COBID will make certification decisions on behalf of the Port.
For more information about certification and to access the application and online directory of certified firms visit www.oregon4biz.com/certification
For the purpose of Port contracting opportunities, the Port considers firms who are certified by the Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises as either Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, Woman Business Enterprise, Minority Woman Business Enterprise, and Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Business Enterprise to be small businesses. Firms certified by this agency are not required to seek certification by the COBID in order to do business with the Port.
To contribute to small business development in our region.
The Port of Portland's Mentor-Protégé Program exists to build effective working relationships between leaders of mature, established companies and emerging minority- and women-owned companies in order for the latter to benefit from the knowledge and experience of the established firms.
Click here to download an application for the Mentor-Protégé Program.
Once accepted, each protégé is initially paired with two mentors. Working together in monthly meetings, mentors focus on assisting protégés develop business plans, develop marketing strategies, understand financial statements, and identify and implement other action items needed to meet the protégé company goals.
Workforce Utilization Program
Apprentice Opportunities on Port Projects: The Port requires contractors to provide on-the-job training opportunities for approved and registered apprentices on construction projects over $500,000. The Port's overall target for registered apprentice participation is 15% of total labor hours. The Port supports efforts to build a diverse and skilled workforce for the construction industry and to increase the representation of diverse apprentices on Port projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the following link to view the Small Business Development Program's frequently asked questions.
If you have questions about this program, please e-mail Kimberly Mitchell-Phillips or call 503.415.6587 or 800.547.8411.