Small Business Open House 2018

Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM [PST]

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR, 97232, United States

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Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM [PST]

Oregon Convention Center, Lobby D, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR, 97232, United States.

We are still on! We hope you can make it. Please travel safely and consider taking transit. 

Metro Procurement Services &


Multnomah County Purchasing Present




Small Business Open House 



Come mingle with Metro and Multnomah County staff at an early evening Open House. A great chance for small businesses in the Metro Region to introduce themselves to project managers from both agencies, learn about this year’s upcoming opportunities, and how to do business with government.


Resource Room: Take the opportunity to learn about the resources available to your business. Organizations in attendance include:

  • Certification Office of Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID)

  • Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN)

  • Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace

  • Small Business Administration (SBA)


  • Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP)

  • Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)

  • Small Business Development Center(SBDC)



Workshops: This year the Open House will feature breakout workshops to help your business grow and thrive.  


3:00-6:00 - Open networking with Metro and Multnomah County

3:15 - Welcome and opening remarks
3:30 - Doing business with Metro and Mulntomah County
4:00 - Multnomah County Supplier Registration Portal
4:30 - Projects showcase - Oregon Convention Center projects
5:00 - Social Media in 15 Minutes a Day


Meet Department Staff from: 


Multnomah County

·      Oregon Zoo

·       Community Justice

·      Portland’5 Centers for the Arts

·       Community Services

·      Oregon Convention Center

·       County Assets

·      Solid Waste

·       County Human Services

·      Planning

·       County Management

·      Parks and Natural Areas

·       Health Department

·      Portland Expo Center

·      Communications

·       Library

·       Sherriff



You will learn:


·         How to do business with Metro and Multnomah County 

·         How to register as an Oregon State Certified Small Business  

·         What various departments in both agencies are tasked with

·         What kinds of contracts various departments are soliciting and the kinds of contracts they typically award 

·         Current and upcoming opportunities



Getting There:

There are many options for getting to the Oregon Convention Center by TriMet MAX light rail, Portland Streetcar or bus. Click here to schedule your trip with TriMet. Or if you choose to drive, click here to view a map of nearby parking locations. (We will not be able to reimburse parking or transit.)


Cancellation policy

Plans changed? Please un-register. Sorry you couldn't make it. We hope to see you next year!

Metro Procurement Services

METRO'S PROCUREMENT SERVICES facilitates the procurement and contracting process for all departments throughout Metro to ensure quality purchases that support Metro's mission. Diversity in contracting is a critical component of Metro's mission to plan for the region's future and ensure that it remains a great place to live. By actively involving minority business enterprises, woman owned business enterprises, service disabled veteran owned businesses and emerging small businesses in the pool of business opportunities, we can help expand the economic opportunities in the region. MULTNOMAH COUNTY'S PURCHASING DEPARTMENT competitively procures materials and services supporting County operations. Business diversity and equity are important values to the County. Our goal is to provide equal opportunity and access and we actively encourage participation by minority-owned, woman-owned, service disabled veteran-owned and emerging small business firms, as well as disadvantaged business enterprises, to compete for purchasing and contracting opportunities within Multnomah County. FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT: Tracy Sagal, Senior Procurement Analyst;; 503-813-7596

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