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Procurement Services Administration
Procurement Services Administration oversees and supports the procurement activities of DAS Procurement Services.
The Operations group provides support for procurement activity throughout DAS and state government. Technology support for the e-procurement system in state government, or ORPIN, is administered and supported in this department. Training administers numerous certification curriculums and procurement related continuing education programs. Research and analysis of government spending is conducted by this team.
This group is responsible for developing statewide price agreements for products and services utilizing strategic sourcing. Strategic Sourcing is a systematic and fact-based approach for consolidating state government spend with high quality suppliers to achieve cost savings and best value for its customers. It focus’ on Total Cost of Ownership, getting the best product/service at the best value, addresses all levers for savings, analysis of market intelligence and spend data, and is an inclusive collaborative approach.
The Agency-specific procurement group conducts procurement functions for the Department of Administrative Services and other State Agencies as required when the spend by the procurement action exceeds the capacity and/or authority of that State Agency.
Procurement Policy Office
The State Procurement Policy Office carries out these roles:
1. Ensures effective implementation of procurement statutes, rules and policies (law and policies),
2. Provides to the Governor, Legislature, and state agencies objective, accurate procurement information and recommendations;
3. Exercises procurement authorities delegated from the DAS Director and delegates authorities;
4. Establishes procurement performance standards, strategies, and practices for state government;
5. Develops compliance standards for statewide procurement activities subject to DAS authority;
6. Monitors the functioning of law and policies from the standpoint of broader government policies;
7. Fulfills DAS duties under ORS 279.845, Products and Services of Individuals with Disabilities Law;
8. Promotes capacity-building of procurement professionals like other professionals in civil service; and
9. Provides leadership and support in statewide, local, and national procurement-related initiatives.