This week, the City of Portland, Oregon released the details of its recent contract award for a city-wide permitting and ePlan program that will commence early next year. Sierra Systems, Infor/Hansen and Avolve Software Corporation submitted the winning RFP response, with Sierra Systems acting as prime contractor for the program. Avolve Software and Infor/Hansen are the two primary software technology providers. ProjectDox® and Hansen software have been successfully integrated in other jurisdictions, such as the City of Chicago, Illinois. Avolve Professional Services will support Sierra Systems project management and Infor integration teams.
As one of America’s Top 30 largest cities with a population of over 580,000, Portland has a growing and diverse economy. Portland is often recognized as one of the most sustainable and greenest cities in the U.S. Popular Science has awarded Portland the title of the Greenest City in America, and the city has also topped the Sustainlane U.S. City Ranking list in the past. The city’s ePlan initiative using ProjectDox will help advance Green initiatives by eliminating thousands of vehicle trips per year, thereby reducing traffic and harmful emissions in the metro area as well as saving literally tons of paper.