50.B - Competitive Procurement Requirements

Board Policy Code: 50.B
Adopted: 1991-06-12T00:00:00
Revised/Readopted: 07/09/97, 02/08/05, 09/16/14, 06/09/15

Competitive procurement will be used for on purchases, lease or sale of personal property, public improvements or services in accordance with the Oregon Public Contracting Code (ORS chapters 279A, 279B, and 279C) and the Oregon Community Colleges Rules of Procurement.  The Board of Education declares its intention to purchase competitively without prejudice and to seek maximum educational value for every dollar expended.  Items commonly used in the various departments and their subdivisions will be standardized whenever consistent with educational goals and in the interest of efficiency or economy

The Board serves as the Local Public Contract Review Board for the college pursuant to ORS 279A.060.

The Board will adopt the Oregon Attorney General’s Model Public Contract Rules to comply with the Public Contract Acting Code as modified by the Oregon Community College Rules of Procurement and Associated Personal Services Procedures adopted by the Board pursuant to ORS 297A.055 and 297A.060.

All college contracts shall be procured in accordance with the Rules. Additionally, the college will follow any additional policies and procedures adopted by the Board. This will include, where necessary, the Board’s written findings required by law to approve exemptions from competitive bidding and special procurements. Such findings shall be maintained by the college and made available on request. The college shall review and subsequently modify, its rules when changes are made to the Public Contracting Code, the Attorney General’s Model of Contracting Rules, or the Oregon Community College Rules of Procurement. New rules, as necessary, shall be adopted by the Board.

In the event it is unnecessary to adopt new rules, Board minutes will reflect that the review process was competed as required. The Board recognizes that a public contracting agency that has not established its own rules of procedure as required by ORS 297.A.065(5) is subject to the model rules adopted by the Attorney General, including all modifications to the model rules that the Attorney General may adopt.


Legal Reference(s):
Attorney General’s Model Public Contract Rules (OAR Chapter 137, divisions 46, 47, 48, and 49 Department of Justice.
ORS Chapter 279A, 279B, 279C.