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Alternative Contracting

Oregon law requires the use of low-bid procurement for highway construction (ORS 279C.300), but allows exemption from this requirement if required findings provided in an exemption order are approved (ORS 279C.335).

Alternative contracting methods that require an exemption include:

  • Design-Build.
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor.
  • Price Plus Time (A+B)
  • Price Plus Multi-Parameter (A+C+D).

Alternative Contracting Projects List

Contracting Methods

Alternative contracting methods and tools provide additional options for unique, complex, or schedule critical projects. When considering alternative contracting for a project, the selection of the right method or tool can be critical to the success of the project.

Contractual Options and Services


Alternative Delivery Services Team

The ADS team offers specialized program information, training and project guidance for the different alternative delivery methods and contracting options, including those identified above.

Additional Resources

Contact Alternative Delivery Services

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 2
Salem, Oregon 97302

Program Contacts

For general program inquires and project evaluations:

Phone: 503-986-7131

For project information, templates and historical data:

Phone: 503-986-3759

For contract language inquires:

Phone: 503-986-7130

For value engineering, risk management and constructability reviews:

Phone: 503-986-7168

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