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How it Works

Are you interested in becoming applying for procurement opportunites with OHCS? We’ve compiled a list of helpful websites to get you started. Click on any of the links below to learn more.

Register as a business in Oregon

Secretary of State – Corporation Division
Contractors/Grantees wishing to do business with the State of Oregon must register with the Secretary of State’s Corporation Division.

Certification Office of Business Inclusion and Diversity - The State of Oregon works to ensure that minority, women-owned, and emerging small businesses (MWESB) have equal opportunity to compete for the state’s business. Learn more about COBID and getting certified as an MWESB supplier.

Do business with OHCS

Oregon businesses, with one or more employee, that bid or propose on public contracts must provide proof that they've received training on Oregon's pay equity laws. Click here to learn more about how to get trained and certified. 

ATTENTION VENDORS:  The Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) is being replaced on July 1, 2021, with a new eProcurement system called OregonBuys. When the switch happens, suppliers must be registered in OregonBuys to continue doing business with the state. Existing accounts will not transfer over and suppliers are encouraged to register now. Visit the OregonBuys webpage for registration instructions or to learn more. Registration is easy and free.

Visit this link and click on the blue "Register" button in the top right-hand corner of the webpage to get started:

If you have questions or need vendor registration support, call 1-800-203-5727 or email

Additional resources

Acronym listing (this might be a good idea for OHCS related terms)

Oregon Housing and Community Services
725 Summer Street NE, Suite B
Salem, OR 97301 
PH: 503-986-5462