Chapter 279C  Public Contracting - Public Improvements and Related Contracts

General Provisions

§ 279C.005 Definitions
§ 279C.010 Applicability

Architectural, Engineering, Photogrammetric Mapping, Transportation Planning, Land Surveying And Related Services

§ 279C.100 Definitions for ORS 279C.100 to 279C.125
§ 279C.105 Contracts for architectural, engineering, photogrammetric mapping, transportation planning or land surveying and related services
§ 279C.107 Public disclosure of contents of proposals for architectural, engineering, photogrammetric mapping, transportation planning or land surveying services
§ 279C.110 Selection procedure for consultants to provide services
§ 279C.115 Direct contracts for services of consultants
§ 279C.120 Selection procedure for related services
§ 279C.125 Architectural, engineering, photogrammetric mapping, transportation planning and land surveying services selection process for local public improvements procured through state agency

Procurement Of Construction Services

(General Policies)

§ 279C.300 Policy on competition
§ 279C.305 Least-cost policy for public improvements
§ 279C.307 Limitations in procurement of personal services
§ 279C.310 Limitation on contracting agency constructing public improvement
§ 279C.315 Waiver of damages for unreasonable delay by contracting agency against public policy
§ 279C.320 Contracts for construction other than public improvements
§ 279C.325 Limitation on contracting agency awarding contract to nonresident education service district

(Competitive Bidding; Contract Specifications; Exceptions; Exemptions)

§ 279C.330 Findings defined
§ 279C.332 Definitions for ORS 279A.065, 279C.307, 279C.335, 279C.337 and 279C.380
§ 279C.335 Competitive bidding
§ 279C.337 Procurement of construction manager/general contractor services
§ 279C.340 Contract negotiations
§ 279C.345 Specifications for contracts
§ 279C.350 Exemption procedure
§ 279C.355 Evaluation of public improvement projects not contracted by competitive bidding

(Solicitation; Contract Award; Rejection)

§ 279C.360 Requirement for public improvement advertisements
§ 279C.365 Requirements for solicitation documents and bids and proposals
§ 279C.370 First-tier subcontractor disclosure
§ 279C.375 Award and execution of contract
§ 279C.380 Performance bond
§ 279C.385 Return or retention of bid security
§ 279C.390 Exemption of contracts from bid security and bonds
§ 279C.395 Rejection of bids

(Competitive Proposals)

§ 279C.400 Competitive proposals
§ 279C.405 Requests for information, interest or qualifications
§ 279C.410 Receipt of proposals
§ 279C.412 Competitive quotes for intermediate procurements
§ 279C.414 Requirements for competitive quotes

(Prequalification And Disqualification)

§ 279C.430 Prequalification of bidders
§ 279C.435 Effect of prequalification by Department of Transportation or Oregon Department of Administrative Services
§ 279C.440 Disqualification from consideration for award of contracts
§ 279C.445 Appeal of disqualification
§ 279C.450 Appeal procedure for decision to deny, revoke or revise prequalification


§ 279C.460 Action by or on behalf of adversely affected bidder or proposer
§ 279C.465 Action against successful bidder
§ 279C.470 Compensation for contractor on contract declared void by court

Construction Contracts Generally

(Required Contract Conditions)

§ 279C.500 Person defined
§ 279C.505 Conditions concerning payment, contributions, liens, withholding, drug testing
§ 279C.510 Demolition contracts to require material salvage
§ 279C.515 Conditions concerning payment of claims by public officers, payment to persons furnishing labor or materials and complaints
§ 279C.520 Condition concerning hours of labor
§ 279C.525 Provisions concerning environmental and natural resources laws
§ 279C.527 Inclusion of amount for green energy technology in public improvement contract
§ 279C.528 State Department of Energy requirements and specifications

(Hours Of Labor)

§ 279C.540 Maximum hours of labor on public contracts
§ 279C.545 Time limitation on claim for overtime

(Retainage And Payments)

§ 279C.550 Retainage defined
§ 279C.555 Withholding of retainage
§ 279C.560 Form of retainage
§ 279C.565 Limitation on retainage requirements
§ 279C.570 Prompt payment policy


§ 279C.580 Contractors relations with subcontractors
§ 279C.585 Authority to substitute undisclosed first-tier subcontractor
§ 279C.590 Complaint process for substitutions of subcontractors

(Action On Payment Bonds And Public Works Bonds)

§ 279C.600 Right of action on payment bond or public works bond of contractor or subcontractor
§ 279C.605 Notice of claim
§ 279C.610 Action on contractors public works bond or payment bond
§ 279C.615 Preference for labor and material liens
§ 279C.620 Rights of person providing medical care to employees of contractor
§ 279C.625 Joint liability when payment bond not executed

(Termination Or Suspension Of Contract For Public Interest Reasons)

§ 279C.650 Labor dispute defined
§ 279C.655 Extension and compensation when work suspended
§ 279C.660 Compensation when contract terminated due to public interest
§ 279C.665 Contractual provisions for compensation when contract terminated due to public interest
§ 279C.670 Application of ORS 279C.650 to 279C.670

Prevailing Wage Rate

§ 279C.800 Definitions for ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870
§ 279C.805 Policy
§ 279C.807 Workforce diversity for public works projects
§ 279C.808 Rules
§ 279C.810 Exemptions
§ 279C.815 Determination of prevailing wage
§ 279C.817 Determination of applicability of prevailing wage rate
§ 279C.820 Advisory committee to assist commissioner