Unless otherwise provided in the Public Contracting Code, a person or agency that has an authority under the code may delegate and subdelegate the exercise of the authority in whole or in part. Notwithstanding delegations of authority under this section, the code and rules adopted under the code govern a person’s or agency’s exercise of the delegated authority.
The Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, State Chief Information Officer and Director of Transportation and other heads of state agencies with specific limited authority identified in ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority) (6) may delegate authority to contract for and manage public contracts for their offices or agencies. The State Chief Information Officer may require the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to obtain the State Chief Information Officer’s review and approval before the director delegates authority to a state contracting agency to conduct a procurement for information technology or telecommunications. [2003 c.794 §12; 2015 c.807 §23]DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES, WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESSES, BUSINESSES THAT SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS OWN AND EMERGING SMALL BUSINESSES