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Contracts & Procurement
About Us
The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Contracts and Procurement Section conducts all purchases of goods and services for the agency.
 
How to Do Business with PERS
PERS contracting and procurement processes are subject to the rules and regulations of the Oregon Public Procurement Code in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 279. Contracts are established through a variety of solicitation methods, including Invitation to Bid (ITB), Request for Proposal (RFP), and Request for Quotes (RFQ).
 
Vendors wishing to speak with a PERS buyer should contact the procurement assistant at 503-605-7573 or pers-procurement.office@state.or.us
 
Contracting Options
The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS)/Enterprise Goods and Services State Procurement Section grants PERS purchasing authority based upon the monetary value of the resultant contract. Solicitations valued at more than $10,000 are publicly advertised in State of Oregon's Purchasing Information Network (ORPIN). A summary of that authority includes:

$9,999 or Less
Procurement has discretion to purchase and/or contract without obtaining competitive quotes for these purchases. For procurements between $5,000 and $9,999, notices will be posted in ORPIN and with the Director of Economic and Business Equity for Oregon Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB).
 
$10,000 to $149,999
Procurement may purchase and/or contract within these thresholds by obtaining at least three competitive quotes for these procurements. Notification to the Oregon Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) is also required.

More than $150,000
The Oregon Public Procurement Code requires formal competition for all contracts over $150,000. All solicitations are advertised on the ORPIN system. Notification to the Oregon Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) is also required.

Types of Contracting Opportunities
PERS uses a variety of goods and services that fulfill needs of both our agency and our customers, focusing on services to maintain our benefits database and ensure accuracy in our services.
Opportunities include:
  • IT consulting and programming
  • IT hardware and software
  • Trade services to support facilities operations and maintenance 
  • Courier
  • Mail presort
  • Medical documentation review
  • Health insurance consulting and third-party administrator services 
  • Deferred compensation consulting and third-party administration services
Current Contracting Opportunities
To see contract opportunities for PERS and other state agencies, go to the State Procurement Office website (www.oregon.gov/DAS/EGS/PS/pages/index.aspx), and under "ORPIN Information" and "Using ORPIN to Find Business Opportunities," click on the Log in to ORPIN button.
 
On the ORPIN login page, click on the Browse link in the left sidebar, and then click on the Browse Opportunities link. Here you can choose to search for solicitations by Open Opportunities, By Organization, or By Product/Service.
 
Contact Us
Physical address: Mailing address:
PERS-PPO PERS-PPO
11410 SW 68th Parkway PO Box 23700
Tigard, OR 97223 Tigard, OR 97281-3700
                         


Phone: 503-598-PERS (x7377)           
Toll free: 888-320-PERS
Fax: 503-598-0561
TTY: 503-603-7766 
 
Phone hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Procurement assistance: phone 503-603-7573 or email pers-procurement.office@state.or.us

Resources
Department of Administrative Services-Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN)
To learn about all contracting opportunities with the state of Oregon, go to the ORPIN website at http://orpin.oregon.gov
 
Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB)
To register as a minority, women-owned, or emerging small business for state funded projects, go to the Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business website at http://egov.oregon.gov/DCBS/OMWESB.
 
Oregon Public Procurement Code
Go to http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/EGS/orgps/pages/index.aspx.