2017 ORS 261.335¹
Districts subject to public contracting and purchasing requirements

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, people’s utility districts are subject to the public contracting and purchasing requirements of ORS 279.835 (Definitions for ORS 279.835 to 279.855) to 279.855 (Entities that may obtain goods and services through Oregon Department of Administrative Services), 279C.005, 279C.100 (Definitions for ORS 279C.100 to 279C.125) to 279C.125 (Architectural, engineering, photogrammetric mapping, transportation planning and land surveying services selection process for local public improvements procured through state agency) and 279C.300 (Policy on competition) to 279C.470 (Compensation for contractor on contract declared void by court) and ORS chapters 279A and 279B, except ORS 279A.140 (State procurement of goods and services) and 279A.250 (Definitions for ORS 279A.250 to 279A.290) to 279A.290 (Miscellaneous receipts accounts).

(2) The public contracting and purchasing requirements of ORS 279.835 (Definitions for ORS 279.835 to 279.855) to 279.855 (Entities that may obtain goods and services through Oregon Department of Administrative Services), 279C.005, 279C.100 (Definitions for ORS 279C.100 to 279C.125) to 279C.125 (Architectural, engineering, photogrammetric mapping, transportation planning and land surveying services selection process for local public improvements procured through state agency) and 279C.300 (Policy on competition) to 279C.470 (Compensation for contractor on contract declared void by court) and ORS chapters 279A and 279B do not apply to contracts entered into by districts for the acquisition, construction, improvement or equipping of a renewable energy facility or for the purchase or sale of electricity, electrical capacity or renewable energy certificates. [Amended by 1957 c.334 §2; 1961 c.409 §1; 1985 c.474 §5; 2003 c.794 §222; 2007 c.301 §39; 2007 c.895 §10]

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Notes of Decisions

People’s utility district does not possess exclusive right to provide service within boundaries of district. Douglas Electric Cooperative v. Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, 164 Or App 251, 991 P2d 1060 (1999), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County clerk’s and county governing body’s duty to determine validity of voters’ peti­tion to form people’s utility district, (1980) Vol 40, p 367

Law Review Cita­tions

7 EL 315 (1977); 16 WLR 549 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 261—People’s Utility Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors261.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 261, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano261.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.