ORS 279B.010¹

In addition to the policy stated in ORS 279A.015 (Policy), it is the policy of the State of Oregon that public contracting activities should:

(1) Provide effective outcomes that represent optimal value to the contracting agency and, to the greatest extent feasible, be consistent with market practices;

(2) Seek consistency in procurement practices between contracting agencies covered under the Public Contracting Code while preserving each contracting agency’s ability to adopt rules to maximize the contracting agency’s effectiveness; and

(3) Apply innovative practices while maintaining quality and integrity. [2003 c.794 §48]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 279B—Public Contracting - Public Procurements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors279B.­pdf (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.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information