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Implementation plan

According to ORS279A.159, any person conducting a procurement or administering a contract for a state contracting agency must have adequate education, training, professional experience, or a combination thereof, by December 31, 2018.

We are implementing a new procurement training program to meet these requirements. Key elements include:

  • Developing an Oregon Procurement Body of Knowledge (OPBoK)
  • Developing and implementing training components for:
    • Any person that administers a contract.
    • Any person that conducts a procurement.
  • Updating the statewide procurement training policy and certification procedure.
  • Creating a strategic plan for 2019 and beyond.

What is the Oregon Procurement Body of Knowledge? (OPBoK)

This document lists all knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) that anyone conducting a procurement or administering a contract must possess when conducting a procurement for a state agency in Oregon. 
  1. The OPBoK forms the basis for procurement Learning Event (LE) learning objective development.
  2. The OPBoK indicates which level in the state certification process the KSA applies.
The OPBok is a dynamic document that is subject to change based on emergent procurement-related legislation or rulemaking.

Get more information

Visit the procurement training law webpage to stay current on required training components under this plan.


Contact John Koljesky, DAS Procurement Services, at 503-378-2497 or