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What is a Law?  

Laws are the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision. Oregon law includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law.

Select a Topic Below to Read More About Procurement Laws:

​The Oregon Revised Statutes are published every two years.  Each edition incorporates all laws, and changes to laws, enacted by the legislative assembly.  Though not exhaustive, the following statutes directly relate to the procurement processes:
  • ORS 279.835 - 855 - Miscellaneous provisions
  • ORS 279A - Public contracting - General provisions
  • ORS 279B - Public contracting - Public procurement
  • ORS 279C​ - Public contracting - Public improvements and related contracts
  • ORS 190 ​- Cooperation of governmental units; state census; arbitration
  • ORS 200​ - Disadvantaged business enterprises
  • ORS 084 - Electronic transactions

​The Oregon Administrative Rules are published on an annual basis.  A "rule" is any agency directive, standard, regulation or statement of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure of practice requirements of any agency. Though not exhaustive, the following rules directly relate to the procurement processes:

Model Rule​s (Department of Justice)

  • OAR 137-045 - Review of public contracts
  • OAR 137-046​ - General provisions related to public contracting
  • OAR 137-047​ - Public procurements for goods or services
  • ​OAR 137-048 - Consultant selection: Architectural, engineering and land surveying services and related services contracts
  • OAR 137-049 - Construction services

Department of Administrative Services

DAS rules must be followed if the Agency is subject to DAS authority. View the table of contents of DAS rules integrated 01/01/2018.

  • OAR 125-246​ - General provisions for public contracting
  • OAR 125-247 - Public procurements of supplies and services
  • OAR 125-248 - Consultant selection: Architectural, engineering, land surveying services and related services contracts
  • OAR 125-249 - Construction services
  • OAR 125-050 - State surplus property
  • OAR 125-055​ - State purchasing 
    • QRF program (-0045)
    • HIPAA (-0100)
  • OAR 125-600-0005 - Guidelines for electronic signatures by state agencies (refer to ORS 084 - electronic transactions)

Visit the DAS statewide policies webpage for more information.