Ethics violations hurt everyone
Professional accountability and public trust are top priorities at the City of Bend. Here at the City, we value vendor feedback regarding the procurement and bidding processes. Vendors are always first encouraged to address any concerns with the City Purchasing Manager directly; however, we are committed to protecting your anonymity and keeping your identity confidential. In this spirit, we have contracted with a confidential 3rd party company – EthicsPoint – that specializes in hotlines of this nature. They will professionally and confidentially receive your information and guide you through the process. To learn more about EthicsPoint's hotline service, see www.cibend.ethicspoint.com or call 1-855-351-5663.
Please note- Formal procurement processes provide a procedure for protesting specifications or awards and vendors need to utilize those processes to preserve legal rights under Oregon Procurement laws – reporting through EthicsPoint is not a substitute for a protest.