ORS 279B.075¹
Sole-source procurements

(1) A contracting agency may award a contract for goods or services without competition when the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the local contract review board or a state contracting agency, if it has procurement authority under ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority), or a person designated in writing by the director, board or state contracting agency with procurement authority under ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority), determines in writing, in accordance with rules adopted under ORS 279A.065 (Model rules generally), that the goods or services, or class of goods or services, are available from only one source.

(2) The determination of a sole source must be based on written findings that may include:

(a) That the efficient utilization of existing goods requires the acquisition of compatible goods or services;

(b) That the goods or services required for the exchange of software or data with other public or private agencies are available from only one source;

(c) That the goods or services are for use in a pilot or an experimental project; or

(d) Other findings that support the conclusion that the goods or services are available from only one source.

(3) To the extent reasonably practical, the contracting agency shall negotiate with the sole source to obtain contract terms advantageous to the contracting agency. [2003 c.794 §55; 2005 c.103 §8c]

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.
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