Public Contracting - General Provisions

ORS 279A.128
Preference for goods fabricated or processed within state or services performed within state


As used in this section, “services” means services as defined in ORS 279A.010 (Definitions for Public Contracting Code) (1)(kk) and personal services designated under ORS 279A.055 (Personal services contracts).


(a) Notwithstanding provisions of law requiring a contracting agency to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder or best proposer or provider of a quotation, a contracting agency that uses public funds to procure goods or services for a public use under ORS chapter 279B may give preference to procuring goods that are fabricated or processed, or services that are performed, entirely within this state if the goods or services cost not more than 10 percent more than goods that are not fabricated or processed, or services that are not performed, entirely within this state. If more than one bidder or proposer qualifies for the preference described in this subsection, the contracting agency may give a further preference to a qualifying bidder or proposer that resides in or is headquartered in this state.


The contracting agency by order may set a higher percentage than the percentage set forth in paragraph (a) of this subsection if the contracting agency, in a written determination to support the order, finds good cause to set the higher percentage and explains the contracting agency’s reasons and evidence for the finding.


Notwithstanding ORS 279C.320 (Contracts for construction other than public improvements) (1), subsection (2) of this section does not apply to emergency work, minor alterations, ordinary repairs or maintenance work for public improvements or to other construction contracts described in ORS 279C.320 (Contracts for construction other than public improvements) (1). [2009 c.214 §2; 2011 c.237 §1]


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