ORS 279C.330¹
“Findings” defined

(1) As used in ORS 279C.345 (Specifications for contracts) and 279C.350 (Exemption procedure), “findings” means the justification for a contracting agency conclusion that includes, but is not limited to, information regarding:

(a) Operational, budget and financial data;

(b) Public benefits;

(c) Value engineering;

(d) Specialized expertise required;

(e) Public safety;

(f) Market conditions;

(g) Technical complexity; and

(h) Funding sources.

(2) As used in ORS 279C.335 (Competitive bidding), “findings” means the justification for a conclusion that a contracting agency or state agency, in seeking an exemption from the competitive bidding requirement of ORS 279C.335 (Competitive bidding) (1), reaches based on the considerations set forth in ORS 279C.335 (Competitive bidding) (2). [2003 c.794 §102; 2013 c.522 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 279C—Public Improvements and Related Contracts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors279C.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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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