ORS 279B.110¹
Responsibility of bidders and proposers

(1) The contracting agency shall prepare a written determination of nonresponsibility of a bidder or proposer if the bidder or proposer does not meet the standards of responsibility.

(2) In determining whether a bidder or proposer has met the standards of responsibility, the contracting agency shall consider whether a bidder or proposer has:

(a) Available the appropriate financial, material, equipment, facility and personnel resources and expertise, or ability to obtain the resources and expertise, necessary to indicate the capability of the bidder or proposer to meet all contractual responsibilities;

(b) A satisfactory record of performance. The contracting agency shall document the record of performance of a bidder or proposer if the contracting agency finds the bidder or proposer nonresponsible under this paragraph;

(c) A satisfactory record of integrity. The contracting agency shall document the record of integrity of a bidder or proposer if the contracting agency finds the bidder or proposer nonresponsible under this paragraph;

(d) Qualified legally to contract with the contracting agency;

(e) Supplied all necessary information in connection with the inquiry concerning responsibility. If a bidder or proposer fails to promptly supply information requested by the contracting agency concerning responsibility, the contracting agency shall base the determination of responsibility upon any available information or may find the bidder or proposer nonresponsible; and

(f) Not been debarred by the contracting agency under ORS 279B.130 (Debarment of prospective bidders and proposers).

(3) A contracting agency may refuse to disclose outside of the contracting agency confidential information furnished by a bidder or proposer under this section when the bidder or proposer has clearly identified in writing the information the bidder or proposer seeks to have treated as confidential and the contracting agency has authority under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated) to withhold the identified information from disclosure. [2003 c.794 §59]

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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