2011 ORS § 179.040¹
General powers and duties
  • rules

(1) The Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority shall:

(a) Govern, manage and administer the affairs of the public institutions and works within their respective jurisdictions.

(b) Enter into contracts for the planning, erection, completion and furnishings of all new buildings or additions at their respective institutions.

(c) Subject to any applicable provisions of ORS 279A.125 (Preference for recycled materials), 279A.255 (Inspection, appraisal and inventory of state property), 279A.275 (Leasing of state property), 279A.280 (Disposal of surplus property), 279A.285 (Disposition of moneys received as payment for repair or replacement of damaged, destroyed, lost or stolen property), 279A.290 (Miscellaneous receipts accounts), 279B.025 (Procurement practices regarding recyclable and reusable goods), 279B.240 (Exclusion of recycled oils prohibited), 279B.270 (State contracting agencies to use recovered resources and recycled materials), 279B.275 (Purchase of goods containing recycled polyethylene material), 279B.280 (Use of recycled products when economically feasible) and 283.110 (Furnishing by state agency to another state agency of services, facilities and materials) to 283.395 (Driving state-owned vehicles for private purposes prohibited), enter into contracts for the purchase of supplies for their respective institutions.

(d) Make and adopt rules for the guidance of the agencies and for the government of their respective institutions.

(2) The agencies, respectively, may:

(a) Sue and plead in all courts of law and equity.

(b) Subject to ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority) (7), procure, contract for or enter into agreements for goods and services of all kinds, including personal services contracts designated under ORS 279A.055 (Personal services contracts), and perform all legal acts requisite and necessary for the successful management and maintenance of the institutions within their respective jurisdictions. [Amended by 1967 c.419 §57; 1969 c.597 §18; 1969 c.706 §63; 1987 c.320 §107; 2001 c.900 §27; 2003 c.794 §200; 2009 c.397 §1; 2009 c.595 §119]