POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Mary Hull Caballero Charter, Code & Policies Policies & Rules (PPD) Administrative Purchasing
ADM-1.01 - Purchasing Policies

Binding City Policy



1.  The City Council, acting as the Local Contract Review Board, enacted Ordinance No. 174509. That ordinance concerned the City's Purchasing Authority, policies and rules, and is now located in Chapter 5.33 of the City Code.


2.  ORS 279A.065 requires the Attorney General to adopt model public contracting rules and to review them after each legislative session for possible modification. As a result the Attorney General is currently modifying some of its rules.


3.  ORS 279A.065 also provides that public agencies that do not adopt their own rules are subject to those adopted by the Attorney General. In addition, public agencies are required to review their rules each time the Attorney General adopts a modification to the model rules to determine whether any modifications need to be adopted. The City has done so and at this time has decided that no modifications are necessary.


4.  ORS 279A.065 could be construed to subject the City to the Attorney General's model rules if the City did not re-adopt its own purchasing rules. Therefore, Chapter 5.33 should be re-adopted to prevent any misunderstanding of what rules are applicable to City purchasing.


NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:


a.  Chapter 5.33 and Ordinance Nos. 174509, 174904 and 175123 and the findings contained therein are hereby readopted in their entirety.


b.  The readoption of Chapter 5.33 and Ordinance Nos. 174509, 174904 and 175123 are Binding City Policy.


Emergency Ordinance No. 176139, passed by City Council and effective December 19, 2001.

Table of Contents
ADM-1.01 - Purchasing Policies
ADM-1.02 - Fair Contracting & Employment Strategy - 3 Year Review
ADM-1.03 - Sustainable Procurement Strategy (Superseded)
ADM-1.04 - Fair Contracting & Employment Strategy
ADM-1.05 - Professional, Technical and Expert Services Contracting Manual
ADM-1.06 - Purchasing Manual (Deleted)
ADM-1.07 - EEO Certification
ADM-1.08 - Purchasing Board of Appeals Rules of Procedure
ADM-1.09 - Sustainable Procurement Policy
ADM-1.10 - Sustainable Paper Use Policy
ADM-1.11 - Proposal to Increase Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Emerging Small Business Utilization in Professional, Technical and Expert Contracting
ADM-1.12 - Biofuels Requirements for Petroleum-Based Fuels Sold in Portland and City-Owned Vehicles
ADM-1.13 - Assigning Confidence Ratings to Project Cost Estimates
ADM-1.14 - Professional, Technical, and Expert Policy Documents Modification to Address Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business Subcontractor Concerns and Public Notice Requirement of City Intent to Execute Sole Source PTE Contracts
ADM-1.15 - City Equal Benefit Requirements Expansion to Include Contract Amendments and Revenue Generating Contracts
ADM-1.16 - Sweatshop Free Procurement Policy and Code of Conduct for Apparel Contractors
ADM-1.17 - Sweatshop Free Procurement Policy Administrative Rules
ADM-1.18 - Minority Evaluator on Contractor Evaluation and Selection Panels
ADM-1.19 - Social Equity Contracting Strategy to Increase Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Emerging Small Business Utilization in City Contracting
ADM-1.20 - Workforce Training & Hiring Program Administrative Rules
ADM-1.21 - Prime Contractor Development Program Administrative Rules
ADM-1.22 - Construction Prequalification Program Administrative Rules
ADM-1.23 – Subcontractor Equity Program Administrative Rules
See Also - Independent Contractors