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Oregon Buys is the web-based eProcurement system for the state of Oregon's procurement process.


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The Office of Contracts and Procurement (OC&P) provides contracting and purchasing support and services for the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority.

What we do


The Contracts office is responsible for preparing, issuing and awarding contracts to qualified vendors in a manner that protects people, assets and public trust.​


​​Through the delegated authority of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), procurement staff insure legal compliance in the procurement process and have overall responsibility for ODHS and OHA purchasing practices. This includes the responsibility to solicit, purchase and contract for trade services (janitorial contracts), information technology (servers, computers, software), equipment leases, and other goods and services. Procurement staff are also charged with locating products, developing specifications, soliciting prospective vendors and creating purchase orders.

Oregonians’ need is established

  • Oregonians receiving services through an ODHS or OHA program have a specific need for a good or service.
  • The O​DHS or OHA program follows the “Buy Decision” to contract for purchasing goods and services.

Vendors are engaged to meet the need

  • The ODHS or OHA program consults with the Office of Contracts and Procureme​nt (OC&P) to find the most appropriate way to buy the good or service.
  • OC&P uses the best method to source and receive the good or service.
  • OC&P creates the contract documents and manages the process between the vendor and the ODHS or OHA program.  

​ Oregonians’ need is met

  • The ODHS or OHA program administers the contract; the vendor and contract administrator plan, monitor and support delivery of goods or services.
  • The vendor provides the good or service.

To provide a fair opportunity for businesses to compete for government contracts regardless of the owner's ethnicity, gender, disability or firm size, businesses can be certified as:

  • Minority-owned
  • Women-owned
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned
  • Emerging small business
  • Disadvantaged business​

The Oregon Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) oversees these free certification programs. You can apply for more than one certification​. ​

Benefits include:

  • Being listed in the certified ​firm directory where all businesses and state agencies can search for contracting or partnership opportunities by the goods or services offered.
  • Connection to small business development resources and support.
  • Promotion of supplier diversity.

Contact us

Contracts and Procurement
635 Capitol St NE Ste 350
Salem, OR 97301