2017 ORS 279A.215¹
Permissive cooperative procurements

(1) A contracting agency may establish a contract or price agreement through a permissive cooperative procurement only if:

(a) The administering contracting agency’s solicitation and award process for the original contract is an open and impartial competitive process and uses source selection methods substantially equivalent to those specified in ORS 279B.055 (Competitive sealed bidding) or 279B.060 (Competitive sealed proposals);

(b) The administering contracting agency’s solicitation and the original contract allow other contracting agencies to establish contracts or price agreements under the terms, conditions and prices of the original contract;

(c) The contractor agrees to extend the terms, conditions and prices of the original contract to the purchasing contracting agency; and

(d) No material change is made in the terms, conditions or prices of the contract or price agreement between the contractor and the purchasing contracting agency from the terms, conditions and prices of the original contract between the contractor and the administering contracting agency.

(2)(a) A purchasing contracting agency shall provide public notice of intent to establish a contract or price agreement through a permissive cooperative procurement if the estimated amount of the procurement exceeds $250,000.

(b) The notice of intent must include:

(A) A description of the procurement;

(B) An estimated amount of the procurement;

(C) The name of the administering contracting agency; and

(D) A time, place and date by which comments must be submitted to the purchasing contracting agency regarding the intent to establish a contract or price agreement through a permissive cooperative procurement.

(c) Public notice of the intent to establish a contract or price agreement through a permissive cooperative procurement must be given in the same manner as provided in ORS 279B.055 (Competitive sealed bidding) (4)(b) and (c).

(d) Unless otherwise specified in rules adopted under ORS 279A.070 (Rules), the purchasing contracting agency shall give public notice at least seven days before the deadline for submission of comments regarding the intent to establish a contract or price agreement through a permissive cooperative procurement.

(3) If a purchasing contracting agency is required to provide notice of intent to establish a contract or price agreement through a permissive cooperative procurement under subsection (2) of this section:

(a) The purchasing contracting agency shall provide vendors who would otherwise be prospective bidders or proposers on the contract or price agreement, if the procurement were competitively procured under ORS chapter 279B, an opportunity to comment on the intent to establish a contract or price agreement through a permissive cooperative procurement.

(b) Vendors must submit comments within seven days after the notice of intent is published.

(c) And if the purchasing contracting agency receives comments on the intent to establish a contract or price agreement through a permissive cooperative procurement, before the purchasing contracting agency may establish a contract or price agreement through the permissive cooperative procurement, the purchasing contracting agency shall make a written determination that establishing a contract or price agreement through a permissive cooperative procurement is in the best interest of the purchasing contracting agency. The purchasing contracting agency shall provide a copy of the written determination to any vendor that submitted comments. [2003 c.794 §28]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 279A—General Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors279A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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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