Oregon
Rule Rule 125-055-0045
Purchases under ORS 279.855


(1)

QRFs, residential programs and public benefit corporations recognized by ORS 279.855 may acquire equipment, materials, supplies and services under the same conditions as state agencies that, under ORS 279A.040, are not subject to the requirement that the Department provide for their acquisition of such items. Accordingly, QRFs, residential programs and public benefit corporations must enter into an agreement with the Department in order to participate in the Oregon Cooperative Procurement Program (ORCPP). The agreement must have substantially the same form, content and obligations as the standard agreement prescribed by the Department that state agencies must execute in order to participate. In addition, QRFs, residential programs and public benefit corporations must comply with the applicable subsections of this rule to acquire equipment, materials, supplies or services under ORS 279.855.

(2)

QRFs that currently are approved under OAR 125-055-0015 may purchase equipment, materials, supplies and services through the Department in the same manner as state agencies, as provided in ORS 279A.140 to 279A.155 and 279A.250 to 279A.290.

(3)

A residential program seeking to purchase equipment, materials, supplies or services through the Department under ORS 279.855 must make a written request to the Department to which is attached a true and correct copy of its currently effective contract with the Department of Human Services to provide services to youth in the custody of the state. In addition, the residential program must submit a letter from the Oregon Department of Human Services, on the letterhead of that department or of a division of that department, that contains the following information:

(a)

The services the residential program must provide, including the scope of those services, under the currently effective contract with the Department of Human Services;

(b)

The Department of Human Services contract number;

(c)

The starting date and expiration date of the contract; and

(d)

The name, original signature, mailing address and telephone number of the Department of Human Services Contract Administrator for the contract.

(4)

A public benefit corporation seeking to purchase equipment, materials, supplies or services through the Department under ORS 279.855 must make a written request to the Department to which is attached:

(a)

A certification by an authorized officer of the public benefit corporation that the applicant qualifies as a public benefit corporation under ORS 65.001;

(b)

A true and correct copy of documentation, which may include the corporations currently effective articles of incorporation, that demonstrates that the corporation is tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that the corporation is not a religious corporation as defined in ORS 65.001;

(c)

A true and correct copy of at least one currently effective contract between the public benefit corporation and a state agency or unit of local government by which the corporations contract performance is funded at least in part with state funds; and

(d)

A letter from the state agency or unit of local government that confirms the existence and effectiveness of the contract submitted under subsection (4)(c), on the letterhead of the state agency or unit of local government, that contains the following information:

(A)

The services the public benefit corporation must provide, including the scope of those services, under the contract submitted under subsection (4)(c);

(B)

The contract number;

(C)

The starting date and expiration date of the contract; and

(D)

The name, original signature, mailing address and telephone number of the state agency or unit of local governments Contract Administrator for the contract.

(5)

Neither the Department nor the State of Oregon will be liable for any obligation or debt entered into on behalf of a QRF, a residential program or a public benefit corporation, and likewise will not be liable for any obligation or debt incurred by a QRF, a residential program or a public benefit corporation, in making purchases.

(6)

Each residential program and public benefit corporation that makes any purchase of equipment, materials, supplies or services through the Department under ORS 279.855 must notify the Department in writing whenever a contract that is necessary for the organization to qualify under ORS 279.855 expires, is terminated, or is not renewed, and whenever the organization otherwise ceases to qualify under ORS 279.855 or this rule.
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