Oregon Department of Justice

Rule Rule 137-047-0800
Amendments to Contracts and Price Agreements


(1)

Generally. A Contracting Agency may amend a Contract without additional competition in any of the following circumstances:

(a)

The amendment is within the scope of the Procurement as described in the Solicitation Documents, if any, or if no Solicitation Documents, as described in the sole source notice or the approved Special Procurement, if any. An amendment is not within the scope of the Procurement if the Agency determines that if it had described in the Procurement the changes to be made by the amendment, it would likely have increased competition or affected award of the Contract.

(b)

These Model Rules otherwise permit the Contracting Agency to Award a Contract without competition for the goods or services to be procured under the Amendment.

(c)

The amendment is necessary to comply with a change in law that affects performance of the Contract.

(d)

The amendment results from renegotiation of the terms and conditions, including the Contract Price, of a Contract and the amendment is Advantageous to the Contracting Agency, subject to all of the following conditions:

(A)

The Goods or Services to be provided under the amended Contract are the same as the Goods or Services to be provided under the unamended Contract.

(B)

The Contracting Agency determines that, with all things considered, the amended Contract is at least as favorable to the Contracting Agency as the unamended Contract.

(C)

The amended Contract does not have a total term greater than allowed in the Solicitation Documents, if any, or if no Solicitation Documents, as described in the sole source notice or the approved Special Procurement, if any, after combining the initial and extended terms. For example, a one-year Contract described as renewable each year for up to four additional years, may be renegotiated as a two to five-year Contract, but not beyond a total of five years.

(2)

Small or Intermediate Contract. A Contracting Agency may amend a Contract Awarded as a small or intermediate Procurement pursuant to section (1) of this rule, provided that the total increase in Contract price does not exceed the amount set forth in OAR 137-047-0265 (Small Procurements) for small Procurements or 137-047-0270 (Intermediate Procurements) for intermediate Procurements.

(3)

Price Agreements. A Contracting Agency may amend a Price Agreement as follows:

(a)

As permitted by the Price Agreement;

(b)

If the circumstances set forth in ORS 279B.140 (Price agreements)(2) exist; or

(c)

As permitted by applicable law.
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