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Oregon Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Oregon Revised Statutes, §279A.120. In awarding a public contract, preference is given to goods or services manufactured or produced in Oregon if price, fitness, availability, and quality are equal.

Oregon Revised Statutes, §279A.128. A contracting agency that uses public funds to procure goods or services for public use under Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 279B (Public Contracting – Public Procurements) may give preference to procuring goods that are fabricated or processed, or services that are performed, entirely within Oregon if they cost not more than 10% more than other goods or services. If more than one bidder qualifies for the preference, further preference may be given to a bidder that resides in or is headquartered in Oregon.

Oregon Administrative Rules, §137-046-0300. Identical offers for goods or services, or both, and personal services under Oregon Revised Statutes, §279A.120 are awarded to those manufactured, produced, or to be performed in Oregon. Under Oregon Revised Statutes, §279A.128, a percentage of not more than 10% for goods fabricated or processed entirely in Oregon or services or personal services performed entirely in Oregon and, if more than one offeror so qualifies, an additional preference may be given to a qualifying offeror that resides in or is headquartered in Oregon.

Oregon Administrative Rules, §731-005-0660. With regard to projects for highway and bridge projects, if no federal funds are involved, preference is given to bidders whose principal offices or headquarters are located in Oregon.

OREGON RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

Oregon Revised Statutes, §279A.120. In awarding a public contract, a contracting agency must add a percent increase to the bid of a nonresident bidder equal to the percent, if any, of the preference given to the nonresident bidder in the state in which that bidder resides.

Oregon Administrative Rules, §137-049-0390. In determining the lowest responsive bid, the contracting agency must, in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules, §137-046-0310 (applying reciprocal preference of Oregon Revised Statutes, §279A.120), add a percentage increase to a nonresident bidder's bid equal to the percentage, if any, of the preference given to the nonresident bidder in the nonresident bidder's resident state.

Oregon Administrative Rules, §125-246-0310. A percentage increase is added to the offer of a nonresident bidder equal to the percentage, if any, of the preference that would be given to the nonresident bidder in the nonresident bidder's resident state.

Oregon Administrative Rules, §731-005-0650. In contracts for highway and bridge projects, a percentage increase is added to the offer of a nonresident bidder equal to the percentage, if any, of the preference that would be given to the nonresident bidder in the nonresident bidder's resident state.