2015 ORS § 279A.050¹
Procurement authority

(1)(a) Except as otherwise provided in the Public Contracting Code, a contracting agency shall exercise all of the contracting agencys procurement authority in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contracting Code.

(b) If a contracting agency has authority under this section to carry out functions described in this section, or has authority to make procurements under a provision of law other than the Public Contracting Code, the contracting agency need not exercise the contracting agencys authority in accordance with the provisions of the code if, under ORS 279A.025 (Application of Public Contracting Code), the code does not apply to the contract or contracting agency.

(2)(a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection and the Public Contracting Code, for state agencies the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services has all the authority available to carry out the provisions of the Public Contracting Code.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in the Public Contracting Code, for state agencies the director may delegate to the State Chief Information Officer the authority to procure or supervise the procurement of all goods, services and personal services related to information technology and telecommunications for state contracting agencies. This paragraph does not apply to contracts under which the contractor delivers to the state agency information technology products or services incidentally in performing a personal services contract described in ORS chapter 279C or a construction contract described in ORS chapter 279C.

(3) Except as otherwise provided in the Public Contracting Code, the Director of Transportation has all the authority available to:

(a) Procure or supervise the procurement of all services and personal services to construct, acquire, plan, design, maintain and operate passenger terminal facilities and motor vehicle parking facilities in connection with any public transportation system in accordance with ORS 184.689 (Powers and duties of department) (5);

(b) Procure or supervise the procurement of all goods, services, public improvements and personal services that relate to operating, maintaining or constructing highways, bridges and other transportation facilities that are subject to the authority of the Department of Transportation; and

(c) Establish standards for, prescribe forms for and conduct the prequalification of prospective bidders on public improvement contracts that relate to operating, maintaining or constructing highways, bridges and other transportation facilities that are subject to the authority of the Department of Transportation.

(4) Except as otherwise provided in the Public Contracting Code, the Secretary of State has all the authority to procure or supervise the procurement of goods, services and personal services related to programs under the authority of the Secretary of State.

(5) Except as otherwise provided in the Public Contracting Code, the State Treasurer has all the authority to procure or supervise the procurement of goods, services and personal services related to programs under the authority of the State Treasurer.

(6) The state agencies listed in this subsection have all the authority to do the following in accordance with the Public Contracting Code:

(a) The Department of Human Services to procure or supervise the procurement of goods, services and personal services under ORS 179.040 (General powers and duties) for the departments institutions and the procurement of goods, services and personal services for constructing, demolishing, exchanging, maintaining, operating and equipping housing for the purpose of providing care to individuals with intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities, subject to applicable provisions of ORS 427.335 (Authority of department to develop community housing);

(b) The Oregon Health Authority to procure or supervise the procurement of goods, services and personal services under ORS 179.040 (General powers and duties) and construction materials, equipment and supplies for the authoritys institutions and the procurement of goods, services, personal services, construction materials, equipment and supplies for constructing, demolishing, exchanging, maintaining, operating and equipping housing for individuals with chronic mental illness, subject to applicable provisions of ORS 426.504 (Power of Oregon Health Authority to develop community housing for persons with chronic mental illness);

(c) The State Department of Fish and Wildlife to procure or supervise the procurement of construction materials, equipment, supplies, services and personal services for public improvements, public works or ordinary construction described in ORS 279C.320 (Contracts for construction other than public improvements) that is subject to the authority of the State Department of Fish and Wildlife;

(d) The State Parks and Recreation Department to procure or supervise the procurement of all goods, services, public improvements and personal services related to state parks;

(e) The Oregon Department of Aviation to procure or supervise the procurement of construction materials, equipment, supplies, services and personal services for public improvements, public works or ordinary construction described in ORS 279C.320 (Contracts for construction other than public improvements) that is subject to the authority of the Oregon Department of Aviation;

(f) The Oregon Business Development Department to procure or supervise the procurement of all goods, services, personal services and public improvements related to its foreign trade offices operating outside the state;

(g) The Housing and Community Services Department to procure or supervise the procurement of goods, services and personal services as provided in ORS 279A.025 (Application of Public Contracting Code) (2)(o);

(h) The Department of Corrections to procure or supervise the procurement of construction materials, equipment, supplies, services and personal services for public improvements, public works or ordinary construction described in ORS 279C.320 (Contracts for construction other than public improvements) that is subject to the authority of the Department of Corrections;

(i) The Department of Corrections, subject to any applicable provisions of ORS 279A.120 (Preference for Oregon goods and services), 279A.125 (Preference for recycled materials), 279A.145 (Recycled product purchasing information) 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), to procure or supervise the procurement of goods, services and personal services under ORS 179.040 (General powers and duties) for its institutions;

(j) The Department of Veterans Affairs to procure or supervise the procurement of real estate broker and principal real estate broker services related to programs under the departments authority;

(k) The Oregon Military Department to procure or supervise the procurement of construction materials, equipment, supplies, services and personal services for public improvements, public works or ordinary construction described in ORS 279C.320 (Contracts for construction other than public improvements) that is subject to the authority of the Oregon Military Department;

(L) The Department of Education, subject to any applicable provisions of ORS 329.075 (Statewide implementation), 329.085 (Assessment of schools and school districts required) and 329.485 (Statewide assessment system) and the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110, 115 Stat. 1425), to procure or supervise the procurement of goods, services, personal services and information technology related to student assessment; and

(m) Any state agency to conduct a procurement when the agency is specifically authorized by any provision of law other than the Public Contracting Code to enter into a contract.

(7)(a) Notwithstanding this section and ORS 279A.140 (State procurement of goods and services) (1), the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services has exclusive authority, unless the director delegates the authority, to procure or supervise the procurement of all price agreements on behalf of the state agencies identified in subsection (6) of this section under which more than one state agency may order goods, services or personal services.

(b) The director may delegate to the State Chief Information Officer the exclusive authority to procure or supervise the procurement of all price agreements related to information technology and telecommunications on behalf of the state agencies identified in subsection (6) of this section. Notwithstanding any authority that a state agency may have under subsection (3) or (6) of this section, the state agency may not establish a price agreement or enter into a contract for goods, services or personal services without the approval of the director or the State Chief Information Officer if the director or the State Chief Information Officer has established a price agreement for the goods, services or personal services.

(c) The State Chief Information Officer may review any solicitation document for procuring information technology or telecommunications that a state agency intends to issue before the state agency issues the solicitation document and may require the state agency to name the State Chief Information Officer as a third-party beneficiary with full authority to enforce the terms and conditions of any public contract for information technology or telecommunications. The State Chief Information Officer must approve a state agencys procurement for information technology or telecommunications if the procurement has an anticipated contract price of $1 million or more. The State Chief Information Officer may require the state agency to name the State Chief Information Officer as the contracting party on behalf of the State of Oregon in a procurement for information technology or telecommunications that has an anticipated contract price of $1 million or more. [2003 c.794 §7; 2005 c.625 §61; 2007 c.70 §68; 2007 c.197 §1; 2007 c.764 §3; 2009 c.397 §2; 2009 c.828 §13; 2011 c.658 §36; 2011 c.720 §73a; 2013 c.492 §29; 2015 c.167 §1; 2015 c. 243 §7; 2015 c.447 §4; 2015 c.807 §22]