(Added by Ordinance No. 185898; amended by Ordinance No. 189878, effective March 4, 2020.) Notwithstanding provisions of law requiring the City to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder or best proposer or provider of a quotation, a contracting agency that uses public funds to procure goods or services for a public use under ORS Chapter 279B may give preference to procuring goods that are fabricated or processed entirely within this state, or services that are performed entirely within this state.
A. If the goods or services cost is not more than 10 percent more than goods that are not fabricated or processed entirely within this state a preference may be given. If more than one bidder or proposer qualifies for the preference described in this Subsection, the City may give a further preference to a qualifying bidder or proposer that resides in or is headquartered in this state.
B. The City may set a higher percentage than the percentage set forth above if the City, in a written determination to support the order, finds good cause to set the higher percentage and explains the City’s reasons and evidence for the finding.
C. This Section does not apply to emergency work, minor alterations, ordinary repairs or maintenance work for public improvements or to other construction contracts as described in ORS 279C.