Multnomah County Purchasing is committed to the highest standards of ethical and legal behavior and to the stewardship of taxpayer resources.

We value supplier feedback regarding the procurement processes we conduct. Suppliers are always first encouraged to address any concerns with the Purchasing Manager directly:

Brian R. Smith
Purchasing Manager

You may also make a report through the Multnomah County Auditor’s Good Government Hotline.  Reports can be made confidentially through a web-based reporting system or by speaking to a trained professional over the phone. Multnomah County contracts with a vendor - EthicsPoint - that specializes in hotlines of this nature. 

Please note that Formal procurement processes (those with a value greater than $150,000) include a procedure for protesting specifications or awards and vendors need to utilize those processes to preserve legal rights under Oregon Procurement laws. Reporting through the Good Government Hotline is not a substitute for a protest.