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The Department of Human Services, Office of Contracts and Procurement (OC&P) is responsible for purchasing and contracting for services, equipment and supplies which enable the Department of Human Services (DHS) to meet it’s mission of "assisting people to become independent, healthy and safe," and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to meet it's mission of helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care.

OC&P provides statewide contract and procurement services for the DHS, OHA and some of their partners. The OC&P team accomplishes this by employing a skilled and diverse workforce which is committed to providing exceptional quality service to our employees, partners and vendors. This Web site has been developed to provide information and to assist in the acquisition of goods and services.

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Contracts office

The Contracts office is responsible for preparing, issuing and awarding contracts to qualified vendors in a manner which protects people, assets and public trust.

Contract staff work in partnership with program related staff, procurement staff and vendors to insure that goods and services which cannot be delivered by agency employees are available in a manner which ensures that DHS meets it's mission of "assisting people to become independent, healthy and safe" and OHA to meet it's mission of helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care.  

See also - How DHS and OHA contracts for goods and services.

Procurement office

The Procurement office has overall responsibility for DHS and OHA purchasing practices.

Through the delegated authority of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), the Procurement office insures legal and contract compliance in the procurement process. The Procurement office has the responsibility to solicit, purchase and contract for trade services (janitorial contracts), information technology (servers, computers, software), equipment leases, and goods and services valued over $10,000.

The Procurement office is also charged with locating products, developing specifications, soliciting to prospective vendors and creating purchase orders. All of these activities ensure that DHS can achieve its mission of "assisting people to become independent, healthy and safe" and OHA meets it's mission of helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care.

Contact Contracts and Procurement staff.