Metro awards millions of dollars in contracts for products and services each year and actively solicits bids and proposals from businesses that are certified by the State of Oregon's Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID).
Contracts are awarded for a wide range of products and services:
- maintenance and repair
- audio-visual equipment
- construction services
- engineering services
- various types of planning consulting
- many more
Public Improvement COBID Marketplace - Metro seeks bids from COBID certified contractors for public improvement projects between $5,000 and $50,000 through its COBID Marketplace Program.
Personal Services COBID Marketplace - Metro also seeks proposals from COBID certified contractors for professional, technical and scientific services projects between $10,000 and $50,000 through its COBID Marketplace Program.
How to compete for contracts
- Get certified: Applying for certification through the State of Oregon COBID is the first step.
- Respond to requests for proposals, bids and quotes: Once you are COBID certified, follow current opportunities through the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) and respond by the deadline.
- Stay informed: Metro hosts occasional networking events for COBID certified businesses and participates in outreach events. To learn about upcoming events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.