Multnomah County is committed to providing equal opportunity and encourages Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (MWESB) firms and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) to compete for contracting opportunities. Periodic workshops and presentations on "How to Do Business with the County" are designed to provide assistance, advice on marketing, and Bid/RFP/Quote procedures. The County's Sustainable Purchasing and Social Equity policy guides the efforts of County staff in providing goods and services in a sustainable and socially responsible manor. Firms must be certified with the State of Oregon OMWESB (link is external) to be eligible to get solicitations for Public Works projects under that program. State Certified MWESB firms are included in quotation opportunities and are given fair and equal consideration for contract awards.