Procurement

Compliance made easy 

In 2015, new procurement and contract administration training requirements were written into law ORS279A.159 with the passage of HB2375. DAS Procurement Services and a group of Designated Procurement Officers are working together to prepare training standards and programs to meet the new statutory requirements. Read about the implementation plan >>

We're making compliance easy for you by clearly outlining the new requirements and providing helpful online resources. We'll update this web page as additional components are added in future phases.



Contract Administration Training Certificate

State employees responsible for administering a state contract over $150,000 will be required to obtain the DAS PS Contract Administration Training Certificate in iLearn by December 31, 2018. This standard will apply to state contracting agencies, even those not under DAS procurement authority. Other state employees assigned to contract administration related duties are encouraged to take the training Learning Events that apply to their job. 
​Training consists of
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The following 11 Learning Events, each Learning Event includes a quiz:
  • DAS PS Introduction to Contract Administration
  • DAS PS Amendments and Change Orders
  • DAS PS Administering Contracts and Managing Vendors
  • DAS PS Developing a Contract Administration Plan
  • DAS PS Contract Closeout
  • DAS PS Procurement Rules
  • DAS PS Contract Remedies
  • DAS PS Receiving Goods & Services and Paying Contractors
  • DAS PS Audits
  • DAS PS Procurement Ethics
  • DAS PS Plan & Execute Negotiations
Online delivery, take the training from your computer when it's convenient for you.

There's no fee to access and take the Contract Administration Training in iLearn

Test-out option - Learning Events allow you to go directly to the end of course quiz. Receive full credit for the Learning Event when passing the quiz.

Certificate is issued in iLearn upon successful completion of all Learning Events and quizzes.
Am I a Contract Administrator? checklist

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Required training for individuals conducting a procurement

State employees responsible for conducting a procurement over $10,000 will be required to successfully meet one of the following training requirements by December 31, 2018. This standard will apply to state contracting agencies, even those not under DAS procurement authority:
Requirements Resources​

By December 31, 2018, state employees responsible for conducting a procurement over $10,000 - $150,000 and greater will be required to successfully complete the DAS Principles of Public Procurement Learning Event, or have a valid Oregon Procurement Basic Certification (OPBC). This standard will apply to state contracting agencies, even those not under DAS procurement authority.

Employees responsible for “conducting a procurement” includes, but is not limited to, those with procurement authority or that have significant responsibility in the procurement process, such as:

  • Developing procurement documents.
  • Posting or publishing notices or awards.
  • Negotiating contract terms.
  • Resolving conflicts or protests.
  • Writing amendments or change orders.

Principles of Public Procurement Learning Event Overview:

  • In class option is five full-day sessions delivered one day per week, over the course of five weeks (40-contact hrs.). Webinar option is eight half-day sessions delivered two days per week, over the course of four weeks (40-contact hrs).
  • Cost for the Principles of Public Procurement Learning Event is $350.00 per person.
  • Monthly Principles of Public Procurement Learning Events are available for sign-up through iLearn (log in required). State employees who are required to take this Learning Event will get registration priority.
  • A test out-option is available to those with an expired or lapsed OPBC. Sign-up through iLearn (log in required) and pay the $150.00 examination fee.
Do I Conduct Procurements? checklist
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Requirements​ ​Resources
By December 31, 2018, state employees responsible for conducting a procurement over $10,000 - $150,000 will be required to successfully complete the DAS Fundamentals of Procurement Learning Event, or have a valid Oregon Procurement Basic Certification (OPBC). This standard will apply to state contracting agencies, even those not under DAS procurement authority.

Employees responsible for “conducting a procurement” includes, but is not limited to, those who procure goods or services for their agency.

Fundamentals of Procurement Learning Event Overview:

  • In class option is two full-day sessions, webinar is four half-day sessions delivered twice a week for 2 weeks (14-contact hrs).
  • Cost for the Fundamentals of Procurement Learning Event is $175.00 per person.
  • Monthly Fundamentals of Procurement Learning Events are available for sign-up through iLearn (log in required). 
  • A test-out option is available to those with an expired or lapsed OPBC. Sign-up through iLearn (log in required) and pay the $150.00 examination fee.
Do I Procure Goods or Services? checklist
 
By December 31, 2018, state employees responsible for conducting a procurement over $10,000 must have a valid Oregon Procurement Basic Certification (OPBC) to meet ORS279A.159 requirements, or take the applicable DAS PS training option shown above. This standard will apply to state contracting agencies, even those not under DAS procurement authority.

​By December 31, 2018, state employees responsible for conducting a procurement over $10,000 who have a lapsed or expired OPBC may choose a test-out option. To meet ORS279A.159 requirements, employees must pass the exam with a grade of 80% or higher, or must take the applicable DAS PS training option shown above. This standard will apply to state contracting agencies, even those not under DAS procurement authority.

To sign-up for the test-out option, visit iLearn (log in required) and pay the $150.00 examination fee.


Questions?

Contact John Koljesky, DAS Procurement Services, at 503-378-2497 or john.koljesky@oregon.gov