Procurement and Contract Services Policy & Procedures Manual
Section 300: Purchasing
OAR 580-061-0030 expands economic opportunities for Minority, Women and Emerging Small Businesses (MWESB) by offering them the contracting and subcontracting opportunities available through Institution Contracts. Notices of all Contracts over $25,000 procured through a Competitive Process will be provided to the Advocate for Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business through the Oregon State University Business and Bid Opportunities website.
Equity Contracting and Purchasing Policy and Data Reporting Procedures (page 89) requires that sufficient business opportunities be provided to MWESBs. In adherence with that policy OSU must ensure sufficient solicitation efforts be utilized to provide such opportunities.
OSU submits an annual MWESB report that provides data pertaining to expenditures with MWESBs.
Qualified Rehabilitation Facilities (QRF) are qualified nonprofit agencies whose purpose is to provide employment to individuals with disabilities. The following organizations support, represent or manage QRF’s as indicated below:
OSU must comply with ORS 279.835 to 279.855 and OAR 580-061-0025.
Under ORS 346.510 to 346.570 persons who are blind and who are licensed under the provisions of ORS 346.510 to 346.570 by the Commission for the Blind, shall operate vending facilities in or on any public buildings or properties where, in the discretion of the head of the department or agency in charge of maintenance of such buildings or properties, such vending facilities may properly and satisfactorily operate.
In order to be in compliance with the Statute, OSU must give the Commission for the Blind three types of notice: