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Go Oregon!
State Economic Recovery Dollars
Go Oregon! Overview
On Feb. 5, 2009, Governor Ted Kulongoski signed Go Oregon! into law, authorizing sale of bonds to fund important capital projects at public facilities throughout Oregon.
Go Oregon! will quickly make $175 million available to pay for construction, renovation and major deferred maintenance of buildings and other facilities owned by state government, local communities, universities and community colleges. It will create badly needed jobs, reinforce existing jobs, and inject money into Oregon’s communities. By helping to “prime the pump” of the state economy, Go Oregon! will benefit everyone—businesses and wage earners alike.

State agencies are finalizing a streamlined procurement process to speed the start-up of Go Oregon! projects. If you or your company wants to bid on a Go Oregon! contract, visit the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) Web site to view the opportunities. Check back often to keep track of the latest developments.

Go Oregon! DOC Projects

As part of the “Go Oregon” economic stimulus plan, the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) will receive just under $6.7 million to fund ten agency projects. The list was developed by the Legislature in consultation with the Governor’s Office and state agencies, including DOC.
Criteria for project selection was simple: the projects needed to reach all corners of the state, invest in schools, transportation, infrastructure and deferred maintenance, and be “shovel ready” by the beginning of April. Internally, projects identified for the list had to be related to our mission and core competencies of safety and security for staff and inmates.
We are very pleased to have been included in this economic stimulus plan. We know that the projects about to be completed at our facilities will put Oregonians back to work and improve our ability to do our jobs. 
Here is a rundown of DOC projects included in the “Go Oregon” economic stimulus plan:

Project Start Date Duration Amount Status as of 4/10/09
Replace freezer lighting at Central Distribution Center
5/23/09 1.5 mos. $100,000
  • Bid let, project nearing completion.
Replace expired wireless system batteries at five DOC
5/23/09 6 mos. $210,000
  • All batteries ordered.  Installation contracts in process. 
Replace wireless backup systems at Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) with solar system
5/15/09 6 mos. $240,000
  • In the design phase.
  • After the project is designed, procurement will begin to complete the project.
Install solar energy system at TRCI laundry and Food Bank building
5/15/09 6 mos. $240,000
  • Contract signed.
Replace 18 out-of-date security sytems (door, camera,
intercom) at TRCI
5/23/09 5 mos. $270,000
  • Contract may be signed the week of 6/15/09.
Replace failing housing unit door control system at TRCI 5/23/09 12 mos. $400,000
  • Contract may be signed the week of 6/15/09.
Replace lighting fixtures at Central Distribution Center 5/23/09 4 mos. $475,000
  • Lights being installed.
  • Buildings 2 and 3 done ~ working on building 1 (partially done).
Upgrade electric panel and other electrical distribution
upgrades statewide (ARC flash compliance)
5/23/09 19 mos. $550,000
  • CDC direct contact may be signed the week of 6/15/09($24,000).
Replace out-of-date electronic security network at
Snake River Correctional Institution
5/23/09 28 mos. $1,600,000
  • Fiber testing started 6/1/09.
Replace 34-watt fluorescent lighting with LED strip
lighting statewide, to increase energy efficiency
5/15/09 29 mos. $2,600,000
  • Pre-construction walk through at EOCI scheduled for 6/29/09.
  • Meeting on 6/30/09 at TRCI to discuss list of lights needed.
  • Solicitation is our of WCCF lights.  Bid closes week of 6/15/09.
  • A vendor/contractor meeting will be held in the area of PRCF on June 3rd.

Additional Information

http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/images/Logos/go_oregon_80x80.jpg   To learn more regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/images/Logos/go_oregon_80x80.jpg   For more information on the Economic Stimulus and Recovery "The Oregon Way".
/doc/recovery/imatchlogo_03.jpg    For more information on employment in Oregon visit Worksource Oregon.
 /doc/recovery/imatchlogo_03.jpg    For more information on Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse.