Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, a state contracting agency with procurement authority under ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority), a local contract review board or, for contracts described in ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority) (3)(b), the Director of Transportation may exempt certain contracts or classes of contracts from all or a portion of the requirement for bid security and from all or a portion of the requirement that good and sufficient bonds be furnished to ensure performance of the contract and payment of obligations incurred in the performance.
The contracting agency may require bid security and a good and sufficient performance bond, a good and sufficient payment bond, or any combination of such bonds, even though the public improvement contract is of a class exempted under subsection (1) of this section.
The Director of Transportation may:
Exempt contracts or classes of contracts financed from the proceeds of bonds issued under ORS 367.620 (Limitation on bond amount) (3)(a) from the requirement for bid security and from the requirement that a good and sufficient bond be furnished to ensure performance of the contract; or
Reduce the amount of the required performance bond for contracts or classes of contracts financed from the proceeds of the bonds issued under ORS 367.620 (Limitation on bond amount) (3)(a) to less than 100 percent of the contract price.
Any recoverable damages that exceed the amount of the performance bond required under subsection (3) of this section shall be the sole responsibility of the Department of Transportation. [2003 c.794 §120; 2003 c.794 §120a; 2007 c.764 §28]