ORS 279C.120¹
Selection procedure for related services

(1) A contracting agency may select consultants to perform related services:

(a) In accordance with screening and selection procedures adopted under ORS 279C.105 (Contracts for architectural, engineering, land surveying and related services);

(b) On the basis of the qualifications of the consultants for the types of related services required, under the requirements of ORS 279C.110 (Selection procedure for architects, engineers and land surveyors); or

(c) On the basis of price competition, price and performance evaluations, an evaluation of the capabilities of bidders to perform the needed related services or an evaluation of the capabilities of the bidders to perform the needed related services followed by negotiations between the parties on the price for those related services.

(2) Subject to the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, the procedures that a contracting agency adopts for the screening and selection of consultants and the selection of a candidate under this section is within the sole discretion of the contracting agency and may be adjusted to accommodate the contracting agency’s scope, schedule and budget objectives for a particular project. Adjustments to accommodate a contracting agency’s objectives may include provision for the direct appointment of a consultant if the value of the project does not exceed a threshold amount as determined by the contracting agency. [2003 c.794 §95]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 279C—Public Contracting - Public Improvements and Related Contracts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors279C.­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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