Public Contracting - Public Improvements and Related Contracts

ORS 279C.360
Requirement for public improvement advertisements


An advertisement for public improvement contracts must be published at least once in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the area where the contract is to be performed and in as many additional issues and publications as the contracting agency may determine. The Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, a local contract review board or, for contracts described in ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority) (3)(b), the Director of Transportation, by rule or order, may authorize advertisements for public improvement contracts to be published electronically instead of in a newspaper of general circulation if the director or board determines that electronic advertisements are likely to be cost-effective. If the public improvement contract has an estimated cost in excess of $125,000, the advertisement must be published in at least one trade newspaper of general statewide circulation. The Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the Director of Transportation or the local contract review board may, by rule or order, require an advertisement to be published more than once or in one or more additional publications.


All advertisements for public improvement contracts must state:


The public improvement project;


The office where the specifications for the project may be reviewed;


The date that prequalification applications must be filed under ORS 279C.430 (Prequalification of bidders) and the class or classes of work for which bidders must be prequalified if prequalification is a requirement;


The date and time after which bids will not be received, which must be at least five days after the date of the last publication of the advertisement;


The name and title of the person designated for receipt of bids;


The date, time and place that the contracting agency will publicly open the bids; and


If the contract is for a public works subject to ORS 279C.800 (Definitions for ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870) to 279C.870 (Civil action to enforce payment of prevailing rates of wage) or the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.). [2003 c.794 §114; 2005 c.103 §14a; 2007 c.844 §1]


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