Public Printing

ORS 282.210
Performance within state of public printing, binding and stationery work

  • stipulation in request for bids and in contracts
  • exceptions


Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, all printing, binding and stationery work, including the manufacture of motor vehicle registration plates and plates required to be affixed to motor carriers, for the state or any county, city, town, port district, school district, or other political subdivision thereof, shall be performed within the state. All requests for bids and all contracts for such work shall so stipulate.


The work referred to in subsection (1) of this section may be performed outside the state if it is established that:


The work cannot be performed within the state;


The lowest price for which such work can be procured within the state exceeds the charge usually and customarily made to private individuals and corporations for work of similar character and quality; or


All bids for the work, or any part thereof, are excessive and not reasonably competitive. [Amended by 2003 c.758 §2]


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