2007 ORS 279A.105¹
Subcontracting to emerging small businesses

(1) A contracting agency may require a contractor to subcontract some part of a contract to, or to obtain materials to be used in performing the contract from, a business enterprise that is certified under ORS 200.055 (Certification of disadvantaged, minority, women or emerging small business enterprises) as an emerging small business.

(2) A contracting agency may require a contractor to subcontract some part of a contract to, or to obtain materials to be used in performing the contract from, a business enterprise that is certified under ORS 200.055 (Certification of disadvantaged, minority, women or emerging small business enterprises) as an emerging small business and that, as identified by the contracting agency, is located in or draws its workforce from economically distressed areas, as designated by the Economic and Community Development Department.

(3) A contracting agency may require that a public contract be awarded to a responsible bidder, as defined in ORS 200.005 (Definitions for ORS 200.005 to 200.075, 200.160 to 200.200 and 279A.105), who the contracting agency determines has made good faith efforts as prescribed in ORS 200.045 (Standards for good faith efforts to meet contract requirements) (3). For purposes of this subsection, "responsible bidder" includes a responsible proposer that has made good faith efforts as prescribed in ORS 200.045 (Standards for good faith efforts to meet contract requirements) (3). [2003 c.794 §14; 2005 c.103 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 279A—Public Contracting - General Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­279a.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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