Oregon Employment Preference
(1)An Authorized Agency may give a preference to an Offer including a personnel deployment disclosure form (Disclosure Form) that states that the Offeror will employ more workers within Oregon than a competing Offer if the Offers otherwise suit the Agency’s specifications for the procurement equally well.
(2)The Agency may state in the solicitation documents for any procurement (Solicitation) that the Agency will consider a Disclosure Form and may give a preference described in section (1) above. Then,
(a)An Offeror may submit a Disclosure Form with its Offer;
(b)If the Agency determines that the Offers suit the Agency’s specifications for the procurement equally well, then the Agency may consider any Disclosure Forms submitted with those Offers in evaluating the Offers; and
(c)The Agency may prefer the Offer with a Disclosure Form that indicates that the Offeror will employ more workers within Oregon than a competing Offer, with or without Disclosure Form information.
(3)The Disclosure Form submitted by an Offeror must state:
(a)The number of workers that the Offeror and its subcontractors plan to deploy to perform the work described in the Solicitation;
(b)The number of workers that the Offeror and its first-tier subcontractors will employ within Oregon; and
(c)The number of jobs in each of the categories described in subsections (3)(a) and (b) that would be a newly created job.
(4)The Agency may adopt its own form and contents for the Disclosure Form, unless the Chief Procurement Officer requires Agencies to use an approved form and contents of the Disclosure Form.
(5)The Agency may:
(a)Verify the information stated in the Disclosure Form before awarding a public contract; and
(b)Require that the contractor maintain a minimum number of workers and jobs over the term of the contract.
Rule 125-246-0318 — Oregon Employment Preference,