Equity in Contracting

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Be Our Partner. Build Our Community


The Equity in Contracting (EIC) Program exists to increase accessibility of contracting opportunities for all suppliers interested in working with the City of Eugene, with a distinct focus on increasing the number of contracts issued to small, minority and women-owned businesses. The program serves to:


  • Support the community both socially and economically
  • Encourage innovation and superior solutions
  • Find and support new markets
  • Obtain best price and value
  • Connect interested businesses with appropriate opportunities & resources


Program Initiatives

Advocacy  |  Ensure that a diversity of suppliers gain visibility and have inclusion in all sourcing, contracting, and procurement decisions made by the City of Eugene.

Outreach  |  Establish relationships with a diverse supplier pool through business networking, events and communications, while gaining an understanding of what barriers exist for our supplier community.

Education |  Provide suppliers with an understanding of what the City purchases, where opportunities are advertised, and how to best utilize available resources.

Support   |  Encourage suppliers to gain certification as a Minority or Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE), Emerging Small Business (ESB), or Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE) through the State of Oregon Certification Office of Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID).


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