Oregon Forward is a state-run program that supports meaningful job opportunities for adults living with disabilities. Oregon Forward connects a network of qualified nonprofit providers, Oregon Forward Contractors (OFC), with state and local government agencies to fulfill a variety of products and services. These OFCs are registered and reviewed on a regular basis by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS). 

As a Public University established by the laws of the State of Oregon, OSU does business with OFCs because:

  • It is the right thing to do, providing business opportunities for the disabled.
  • It is the smart thing to do, assisting the disabled earn a working wage.
  • It puts you in the driver's seat with the ability to negotiate contracts tailored to exactly the product/service you want.
  • It is the necessary thing to do according to the 1977 "Products of Disabled Individuals" act that obliges tax-supported political bodies in Oregon to purchase goods and services from OFCs when products meet the agencies' requirements (ORS 279.850).

Listed below are the OFCs most frequently utilized by OSU.

Qualified Rehabilitation Facility ("QRF") Description of Services Provided to OSU
Blue Sun Inc. Temporary Staffing Services
NW Community Alliance Janitorial Services
Cornerstone Associates Inc. Janitorial Services
DePaul Industries Temporary Staffing Services
Galt Foundation Temporary Staffing Services
Garten Services Laundry Services
Work Unlimited Janitorial Services
Pathway Enterprises Inc. Janitorial Services
Sunrise Enterprises of Roseburg Inc. Janitorial Services 

VIEW a full list of Oregon Forward Contractors and Services. 

For more information on the program, including requirements and how to do business with an OFC, visit the Oregon Forward website. You may also reach out to Procurement at pacs@oregonstate.edu for assistance.