About 50 companies sent representatives to a June 3 industry forum to discuss an RFP for an owner’s rep for the courthouse project.

The owner's rep would be responsible for helping Multnomah County to provide the financial, technical, and procurement assistance to create a program document for the best courthouse layout, footprint, size and functional configuration.

All that work would be followed by site selection, design, finance options and construction of a new courthouse.

Commissioner Judy Shiprack addressed the June 3 forum, thanking the 70-plus representatives from interested companies for their attendance and discussing the great momentum that’s been achieved on this project.