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Portland Considers Minority Oversight for Contract Review Panels

Despite good-faith efforts of the past 25 years, the city of Portland says it is still inconsistent in its efforts to include minorities in its contractor evaluation and selection processes.

That’s why Portland City Council next week will vote whether to approve a resolution submitted by Commissioner Randy Leonard that would require the inclusion of at least one minority evaluator on all
panels that review and award city contracts not based on low bids….

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– Daily Journal of Commerce, by Nathalie Weinstein, December 9, 2009

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