The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Contracts and Procurement Section
conducts all purchases of goods and services for the agency.
How to Do Business with PERS
PERS contracting and procurement processes are subject to the rules and regulations of the
Oregon Public Procurement Code in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 279. Contracts are established through a variety of
solicitation methods, including Invitation to Bid (ITB), Request for Proposal (RFP), and Request for Quotes (RFQ).
Vendors wishing to speak with a PERS buyer should contact the procurement assistant at
The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS)/Enterprise Goods and Services State
Procurement Section grants PERS purchasing authority based upon the monetary value of the resultant contract.
Solicitations valued at more than $10,000 are publicly advertised in State of Oregon's Purchasing Information
Network (ORPIN). A summary of that authority includes:
$9,999 or Less
Procurement has discretion to purchase and/or contract without obtaining competitive
quotes for these purchases. For procurements between $5,000 and $9,999, notices will be posted in ORPIN and with
the Director of Economic and Business Equity for Oregon Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB).
$10,000 to $149,999
Procurement may purchase and/or contract within these thresholds by obtaining at least
three competitive quotes for these procurements. Notification to the Oregon Minority, Women, and Emerging Small
Business (OMWESB) is also required.
More than $150,000
The Oregon Public Procurement Code requires formal competition for all contracts over
$150,000. All solicitations are advertised on the ORPIN system. Notification to the Oregon Minority, Women, and
Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) is also required.
Types of Contracting Opportunities
PERS uses a variety of goods and services that fulfill needs of both our agency and our
customers, focusing on services to maintain our benefits database and ensure accuracy in our services.
IT consulting and programming
Trade services to support facilities operations and maintenance
Medical documentation review
Health insurance consulting and third-party administrator services
Deferred compensation consulting and third-party administration services
Current Contracting Opportunities
To see contract opportunities for PERS and other state agencies, go to the State Procurement
Office website (www.oregon.gov/DAS/EGS/PS/pages/index.aspx), and under
"ORPIN Information" and "Using ORPIN to Find Business Opportunities," click on the Log in to
On the ORPIN login page, click on the Browse link in the left sidebar, and then click on the
Browse Opportunities link. Here you can choose to search for solicitations by Open Opportunities, By Organization,
or By Product/Service.
11410 SW 68th Parkway
Tigard, OR 97223
PO Box 23700
Tigard, OR 97281-3700
Toll free: 888-320-PERS
Phone hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Procurement assistance: phone 503-603-7505 or email