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Types of procurements

All of the Department of Revenue’s procurements are processed through the Contracts and Procurement Unit. Our procurements are made up of personal and professional services as well as trade services and goods. The types of solicitations used include Request for Proposals (RFP), Invitation to Bid (ITB), Request for Quotes (RFQ), Direct Negotiations, and Request for lnformation (RFI). 

Personal services are contracts that call for specialized skills, knowledge, and resources in the application of highly technical or scientific expertise; or the exercise of professional, artistic, or management discretion or judgment. An RFP or RFQ is used for procuring personal services.

Trade services means all services, except for personal services (for example: janitorial, electrician, landscape maintenance, moving services, etc.) An RFP, RFQ, or ITB may be used for procuring trade services.

Goods may include hardware, software, furniture, and equipment. An ITB, RFQ, or RFP may be used to procure goods.

How it works

Small procurements are procurements up to $5,000. These do not require competitive quotes and we may directly negotiate with a provider for goods or services in this category. When appropriate, competitive quotes may be obtained.

Intermediate procurements are those that are between $5,000 and $150,000, and which require at least three competitive quotes. An informal procurement process may be used in this category, though typically a structured RFQ resembling an RFP is used.

All intermediate procurements are advertised on the Oregon Procurement Information Network (OPRIN)

Formal procurements are those that will exceed $150,000. We will partner with the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) for these efforts and DAS will generally let the solicitation on our behalf. All formal procurements are advertised on ORPIN.


We use ORPIN as our sole form of advertisement. We will not send copies of solicitations; bidders should regularly check ORPIN for opportunities or changes to opportunities.

More information on ORPIN, including how to register, may be found on the Department of Administrative Services website.

Contact us

For more information on the our Procurement and Contracts unit, you may contact us at:

955 Center St NE
Salem OR 97301-2555
Fax: (503) 945-8382

Other resources

The State of Oregon’s Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (“OMWESB”) is the state agency responsible for state certification and federal DBE certifications. The governor has a commitment to ensuring that minority-owned, women-owned, and emerging small businesses (“MWESBs”) are provided equal opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed with state funds. The Oregon Department of Revenue supports MWESB inclusion in its contracting processes.

General information on doing business with the State of Oregon may be found on Business Xpress, Oregon’s “one stop” business portal.