The Port of Hood River (“Port”) is committed to excellence in its general operations including overall administration and management of the financial and legal services it utilizes. In conformance with its Governance Policy, the Port is issuing this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) seeking responses from qualified attorneys and/or law firms interested in providing ongoing legal services to the Port starting December 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027, subject to earlier termination by the Port or withdrawal by legal counsel. Legal services would be performed in accordance with the provisions contained in this RFQ.
The GC is expected to handle Port legal matters, attend Port Commission meetings and be highly informed and knowledgeable about statutes related to public agencies including: contracting, ethics, meetings, records, environmental and tort liability and defense; real estate transactions, including easements, purchase agreements, disposition & development agreements, building leases, and ground leases; ORS 777, the enabling legislation for ports in Oregon and other statutes related to Port activities; and the Governance policies and operations of the Port. The GC may identify and coordinate with outside legal counsel to provide routine legal services, including attending Port meetings or reviewing Port documents, and on matters that require specialized legal knowledge or expertise, subject to Port approval. The GC, or designee, will frequently provide an initial draft or review draft documents prepared by Port staff. The GC is often required to respond quickly to requests for advice or information from the Commission, Executive Director, or Port staff.
To be eligible for consideration by the Port, Respondents must submit five (5) copies of a written response, delivered to the Port office, in person, by mail or courier service, at 1000 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, to be received by the Port no later than 5:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, October 25, 2022. Responses received after this date/time shall be returned, unopened to the Respondent and deemed ineligible.
For questions, please contact the Port via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and use “RFQ General Counsel Services” in the subject line of your email.