Types of Procurements
All of the Department of Revenue’s procurements are processed through the Contracts and Procurement Unit. DOR’s 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 (e.g. 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 DOR may direct 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 3 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. The Department of Revenue will partner with the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) for these efforts and DAS will generally let the solicitation on DOR’s behalf. All formal procurements are advertised on the Oregon Procurement Information Network (OPRIN).
The Department of Revenue uses ORPIN as its sole form of advertisement. DOR 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.
For more information on the Department of Revenue’s Procurement and Contracts unit, you may contact us at:
955 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-2555
Fax: (503) 945-8382
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.