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NAMC-Oregon Resources

NAMC-Oregon Resources

NAMC-Oregon, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation, is dedicated to serving construction contractors owned by People of Color in the State of Oregon.

Opportunities

Job opportunities and diverse projects in collaboration with our esteemed Members and Partners, creating a dynamic environment for professionals seeking growth, innovation, and community impact.

Click here to browse latest project bids and job opportunities

MESO + NAMC-OREGON GRANT

NAMC-Oregon + MESO Small Business Grant

NAMC-Oregon is excited to share a new opportunity for Members!

We’re working in collaboration with Business Oregon and MESO to provide financial resources to support growth and capacity building for active and engaged Members.

If you have questions, contact: 📧 grants@mesopdx.org

NAMC-Oregon and Knife River have collaborated to create and provide a scholarship for NAMC-Oregon Members and their employees in accessing supplementary workforce training opportunities. For more information and training dates visit krtrainingcenter.com

Paving Pathways Scholarship Fund

NAMC-Oregon and Knife River have collaborated to create and provide a scholarship for Members and their employees in accessing supplementary workforce training opportunities.

For referral information, contact
📧 jarrelle@namc-oregon.org


Professional Services

Consultancy

NAMC-Oregon currently serves as an advisor and contract consultant for regional agencies and the private sector on a variety of services. These include procurement assessment, business development, and relationship building on projects, with a focus on establishing inclusive contracting strategies and reducing barriers to participation.

As a consultant, NAMC-Oregon is able to provide equity analysis in capital improvement projects and housing development (public and private). This includes policies, project forecasting, procurement, equity plan creation and implementation, project administration, and reporting.


Owners Representative

NAMC-Oregon currently serves as an Owner’s Representative for the City of Gresham on the Rockwood Rising Project. As the Owner’s Representative, NAMC-Oregon assists with project development, creation of Request for Proposals and contract documents, review of proposals and creation of proposer assessment processes, contract negotiations, equity plan creation, and implementation, project monitoring and committee representation, contract administration, and close out.


Contractors Representative

NAMC-Oregon previously served as the General Contractor’s Representative for the Oregon Convention Center Project. As the Contractor’s Representative, NAMC-Oregon assists with project scoping, solicitation processes, barrier identification and mitigation, engagement of DMWESB firms, technical assistance to DMWESB firms, diverse workforce marketing, outreach, and partnership, project management coordination and mediation, reporting assistance, and performance satisfaction.


Support Services

NAMC University

NAMC University provides basic-level training on a variety of topics integral to business development, as well as advanced-level courses to continue building the capacity and capabilities of our members. NAMC University also provides pipeline opportunities for member engagement on real projects through its Earn While You Learn model which is collaborative in which Training Partners provide project-specific training for contractors engaged in their projects.

**Each NAMC University Training counts as two (2) CE credits towards a contractor’s yearly continuing education requirements required for the Oregon CCB license.


Lunch & Learn

NAMC-Oregon organizes and hosts Lunch & Learns for specialized training based on Member feedback and requests.


One-on-One Contractor Consultation and Technical Assistance (TA)

NAMC-Oregon provides one-on-one consultation and technical assistance to its Members on an as-needed, by-request basis. This includes contractor assessment, plan development to address deficiencies and maximize strengths, providing supplemental support on issues as identified or referral for outside services, monitoring of progress, and coaching to achieve optimal results. Fill out TA Form


Organizational Self Reflection Training and Evaluations

NAMC-Oregon provides training and evaluations to assist organizations in understanding internal systemic racism and the barriers it perpetuates to the exclusion of contractors of color. This includes project manager training on cultural competency in project administration, leadership level training on equity policies and an equity audit that allows organizations to assess pre- and post-project performance including an evaluation of missed opportunities and best practices for future projects.


Space Sharing

NAMC-Oregon offers flexible workspaces for our Members to hold meetings, take conference calls, or work in a satellite location away from their home offices. To make a reservation, please contact info@namc-oregon.org


 

Documents

Contractor Application Form (construction)

This survey is designed for construction businesses and will take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete. This tool is helpful for the NAMC-Oregon Team to get to know you and your business at a more in-depth level. Click here

 

Business Application Form (non construction)

This survey is designed for non construction businesses and will take approximately 7-9 minutes to complete. This tool is helpful for the NAMC-Oregon Team to get to know you and your business at a more in-depth level. Click here

 

Oregon State_Start A Business Guide

This guide is an invaluable guide for anyone, including those who are starting a business for the first time or those who want to refresh their knowledge and skills in managing an existing business. It provides valuable information and insights that can guide entrepreneurs in navigating the intricacies of business ownership and operation. Click here