Through this Request for Proposals, the Portland Development Commission d/b/a Prosper Portland is requesting emailed competitive proposals from qualified and experienced economic development consultants to craft a scope of work for reviewing and making recommendations on the agency’s established cluster strategy that better integrates social and racial equity considerations into the agency’s existing economic development tools, practices, and approach. The work will be completed in two (2) phases. The deliverable for Phase 1 is to develop the scope of work, and the deliverable for Phase 2 is a tactical-level plan with measurable, outcome-driven metrics. This plan will guide Prosper Portland’s Business & Industry team in building an equitable economy in the city. The goal of this work is to increase the impact of the Business & Industry team aligned to the equitable outcomes defined in Prosper Portland’s strategic plan.Pre-Proposal meeting:A voluntary phone meeting for this solicitation will be held at 11:40 AM (Pacific Time) on Friday, April 13, 2018. Call-in information will be provided in the form of an addendum to this RFP. Contact Information:Please direct all questions about this solicitation to Kelly Hartle at 503-823-3298, firstname.lastname@example.org.