Request for Proposal (RFP) Language

The Governor has a commitment to ensure that minority-owned, woman-owned and emerging small businesses (“MWESBs”) are provided equal opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed with state funds. It is the Governor’s expectation that, unless otherwise prohibited by law or a specific procurement process, agencies will include MWESB Participation language in its solicitation documents.  To assist in reaching this commitment, the Governor’s Office is requesting that you insert “Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned and Emerging Small Business (“MWESB”) Participation” language into your Request for Proposals where there is the opportunity for subcontractors to work under the prime contract.
RFP Language - Word Doc.


Opportunity Register & Clearinghouse

The Oregon Opportunity Register & Clearinghouse is part of Economic & Business Equity and helps develop and support opportunities by working with state agencies and local jurisdictions to ensure Oregon's certified firms receive information about contracting opportunities.

Opportunity Register & Clearinghouse Notification Form


How to File a Complaint About a Certified Business

As the sole certification agency for the State of Oregon, the OMWESB (Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business) office processes all complaints regarding a business’s certification.  If you believe that a certified business or a business applying for certification does not meet one or more certification requirements, you may file a complaint.  OMWESB investigates all complaints according to the Code of Federal Regulations, Oregon Revised Statutes, and Oregon Administrative Rules. 

Complaint Forms – The forms may be downloaded by following the links.  The forms may be saved to your computer and your progress can be saved as the form is completed.
Emerging Small Business (ESB) Certified Business Complaint Form –
Minority and Women Owned (MBE and WBE) Certified Business Complaint Form
DBE Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certified Business Complaint Form