2015 ORS 279B.125¹
Application for prequalification

(1) When a contracting agency permits or requires prequalification of bidders or proposers, a prospective bidder or proposer who wishes to prequalify shall submit a prequalification application to the contracting agency on a form prescribed under ORS 279B.120 (Prequalification of prospective bidders and proposers) (1). Upon receipt of a prequalification application, the contracting agency shall investigate the prospective bidder or proposer as necessary to determine whether the prospective bidder or proposer is qualified. The determination shall be made in less than 30 days, if practicable, if the prospective bidder or proposer requests an early decision to allow the prospective bidder or proposer as much time as possible to prepare a bid or proposal for a contract that has been advertised. In making its determination, the contracting agency shall consider only the applicable standards of responsibility listed in ORS 279B.110 (Responsibility of bidders and proposers) (2). The contracting agency shall promptly notify the prospective bidder or proposer whether the prospective bidder or proposer is qualified.

(2) If the contracting agency finds that a prospective bidder or proposer is qualified, the notice must state the type and nature of contracts that the prospective bidder or proposer is qualified to compete for and the period of time for which the prequalification is valid. If the agency finds that the prospective bidder or proposer is not qualified as to any contracts covered by the rule, resolution, ordinance or other regulation, the notice must specify the reasons given under ORS 279B.120 (Prequalification of prospective bidders and proposers) for not prequalifying the prospective bidder or proposer and inform the prospective bidder or proposer of the right to a hearing under ORS 279B.425 (Review of prequalification and debarment decisions). To be entitled to a hearing under ORS 279B.425 (Review of prequalification and debarment decisions), a prospective bidder or proposer shall, within three business days after receipt of the notice, notify the contracting agency that the prospective bidder or proposer demands a hearing under ORS 279B.425 (Review of prequalification and debarment decisions).

(3) If a contracting agency has reasonable cause to believe that there has been a substantial change in the conditions of a prequalified prospective bidder or proposer and that the prospective bidder or proposer is no longer qualified or is less qualified, the contracting agency may revoke or may revise and reissue the prequalification after reasonable notice to the prequalified prospective bidder or proposer. The notice must specify the reasons given under ORS 279B.120 (Prequalification of prospective bidders and proposers) for revocation or revision of the prequalification of the prospective bidder or proposer and inform the prospective bidder or proposer of the right to a hearing under ORS 279B.425 (Review of prequalification and debarment decisions). To be entitled to a hearing under ORS 279B.425 (Review of prequalification and debarment decisions), a prospective bidder or proposer shall, within three business days after receipt of the notice, notify the contracting agency that the prospective bidder or proposer demands a hearing under ORS 279B.425 (Review of prequalification and debarment decisions). A revocation or revision does not apply to any contract for which an advertisement for bids or proposals was issued before the date the notice of revocation or revision was received by the prequalified prospective bidder or proposer. [2003 c.794 §62]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 279B—Public Contracting - Public Procurements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors279B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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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