2017 ORS 279B.030¹
Demonstration that procurement will cost less than performing service with contracting agency’s own personnel and resources or that performing service is not feasible
  • exemptions
  • analysis for procurement related to information technology
  • rules

(1) Except as provided in ORS 279B.036 (Determination of feasibility of procurement), before conducting a procurement for services with an estimated contract price that exceeds $250,000, a contracting agency shall:

(a) Demonstrate, by means of a written cost analysis in accordance with ORS 279B.033 (Contents of cost analysis), that the contracting agency would incur less cost in conducting the procurement than in performing the services with the contracting agency’s own personnel and resources; or

(b) Demonstrate, in accordance with ORS 279B.036 (Determination of feasibility of procurement), that performing the services with the contracting agency’s own personnel and resources is not feasible.

(2) If a local contracting agency authorizes a department, bureau, office or other subdivision of the local contracting agency to conduct a procurement on behalf of another department, bureau, office or subdivision of the local contracting agency, the department, bureau, office or subdivision on whose behalf the procurement is conducted shall comply with the requirement set forth in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to:

(a) A local contracting agency or a local contract review board for a city that has a population of not more than 15,000 or a county that has a population of not more than 30,000;

(b) A community college that enrolls not more than 1,000 full-time equivalent students, as defined in ORS 341.005 (Definitions for chapter);

(c) A special district, as defined in ORS 198.010 (“District” defined for chapter), a diking district formed under ORS chapter 551 and a soil and water conservation district organized under ORS 568.210 (Definitions for ORS 568.210 to 568.808 and 568.900 to 568.933) to 568.808 (Taxing district to file legal description and map);

(d) The Port of Portland; or

(e) Procurements for client services the definition and scope of which the Oregon Department of Administrative Services specifies by rule.

(4)(a)(A) A state contracting agency that conducts a cost analysis in accordance with ORS 279B.033 (Contents of cost analysis) or makes a determination under ORS 279B.036 (Determination of feasibility of procurement) in connection with a procurement for services related to information technology, as defined in ORS 291.045 (Definitions for ORS 291.045 and 291.047), shall provide the State Chief Information Officer and the Legislative Fiscal Office with copies of the final cost analysis the state contracting agency prepared under ORS 279B.033 (Contents of cost analysis) or the final determination the state contracting agency made under ORS 279B.036 (Determination of feasibility of procurement).

(B) The requirement to provide the materials described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph to the State Chief Information Officer does not apply to the Secretary of State or the State Treasurer.

(b) The Legislative Fiscal Office may provide materials the office receives under paragraph (a) of this subsection to a committee of the Legislative Assembly or to the Emergency Board in accordance with policies the office develops.

(c) The State Chief Information Officer shall adopt rules and develop policies for incorporating materials the State Chief Information Officer receives under paragraph (a) of this subsection into the oversight functions that the State Chief Information Officer exercises under ORS 276A.206 (Oversight of state information and telecommunications technology by State Chief Information Officer) and the planning functions that the State Chief Information Officer exercises under ORS 276A.233 (Information technology portfolio-based management) and 276A.236 (Enterprise information resources management). [2009 c.880 §2; 2016 c.16 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 279B—Public Procurements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors279B.­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.
 
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.