Discrimination in subcontracting prohibited
- • remedies
(1) A bidder or proposer that competes for or is awarded a public contract may not discriminate against a subcontractor in awarding a subcontract because the subcontractor is a disadvantaged business enterprise, a minority-owned business, a woman-owned business, a business that a service-disabled veteran owns or an emerging small business that is certified under ORS 200.055 (Certification as disadvantaged business enterprise, minority-owned business, woman-owned business, business that service-disabled veteran owns or emerging small business).
(2) A contracting agency may debar or disqualify, under ORS 279B.130 (Debarment of prospective bidders and proposers) or 279C.440 (Disqualification from consideration for award of contracts), as appropriate, a bidder or proposer if the contracting agency finds that the bidder or proposer has violated subsection (1) of this section in awarding a subcontract in connection with a contract the contracting agency advertised or otherwise solicited or a contract between the contracting agency and the bidder or proposer. A debarred or disqualified bidder or proposer may appeal the debarment or disqualification under ORS 279B.425 (Review of prequalification and debarment decisions) or ORS 279C.445 (Appeal of disqualification) and 279C.450 (Appeal procedure for decision to deny, revoke or revise prequalification), as appropriate.
(3) A contracting agency may not allege an occurrence of discrimination in subcontracting as a basis for debarring or disqualifying a bidder or proposer under subsection (2) of this section more than three years after the alleged discriminatory conduct occurred or more than three years after the contracting agency, in the exercise of reasonable diligence, should have discovered the conduct, whichever is later.
(4) A bidder or proposer shall certify in the bid or proposal that the bidder or proposer has not discriminated and will not discriminate, in violation of subsection (1) of this section, against a disadvantaged business enterprise, a minority-owned business, a woman-owned business, a business that a service-disabled veteran owns or an emerging small business in awarding a subcontract.
(5) If a contracting agency awards a public contract to a contractor and the contractor violates the contractor’s certification under subsection (4) of this section, the contracting agency may regard the violation as a breach of contract that permits the contracting agency to:
(a) Terminate the contract; or
(b) Exercise any of the remedies for breach of contract that are reserved in the contract. [2003 c.794 §15; 2009 c.235 §3; 2015 c.565 §13]
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