OAR 943-060-0090
Buy Decision


“Buy decision” means the decision to buy goods and services through socio-economic programs, agreements, or the open market.


The Authority shall make its buy decision in the priority order set forth in sections (a) through (d). If a higher priority source satisfies a procurement, the Authority shall procure through that higher priority source and shall not elect to procure through a lower priority source.


Surplus property. Promotes the efficient use of existing resources (OAR 125-050-0100 (State Surplus Property Definitions) to 125-050-0400 (Public Sales for Disposal of State Surplus Personal Property)).


Qualified rehabilitation facilities (QRFs). Assists individuals with disabilities through gainful employment (ORS 279.835 (Definitions for ORS 279.835 to 279.855) to 279.855 (Entities that may obtain goods and services through Oregon Department of Administrative Services) and OAR 125-055-0005 (Definitions) to 125-055-0045 (Purchases under ORS 279.855)).


Inmate labor (Oregon Constitution, Article I, section 41).


Statewide price agreements. Promotes economy and efficiency through volume and strategic purchases.


Section (2) of this rule does not apply to ORS 190 agreements that promote the use of existing state resources, including an interagency agreement, intergovernmental agreement, interstate agreement, international agreement, or tribal agreement. The Authority may elect to use an ORS 190 agreement at any time.


If sections (2) and (3) of this rule do not apply, the Authority may procure goods and services through the open market, using the methods provided under the public contracting code, related rules, and policies.


The Authority shall award a contract for goods and services by one of the following seven sourcing methods in accordance with the public procurement code and related rules:


Competitive sealed bidding under ORS 279B.055 (Competitive sealed bidding);


Competitive sealed proposals under ORS 279B.060 (Competitive sealed proposals);


Small procurement under ORS 279B.065 (Small procurements);


Intermediate procurement under ORS 279B.070 (Intermediate procurements);


Sole-source procurement under ORS 279B.075 (Sole-source procurements);


Emergency procurement under ORS 279B.080 (Emergency procurements); or


Special procurement under ORS 279B.085 (Special procurements).
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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