(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 185898 and 189878, effective March 4, 2020.)
A. Policy: It is the policy of the City to encourage and assist Disabled Individuals to achieve maximum personal independence through useful and productive gainful employment by assuring an expanded and constant market for sheltered workshop and activity center products and services, thereby enhancing their dignity and capacity for self-support and minimizing their dependence on welfare and need for costly institutionalization. An essential element of this policy is to support sheltered employment to the fullest extent provided by law by contracting for needed Goods and services available from QRFs. The City shall identify contracting opportunities within the organization and Award appropriate Contracts to QRFs in accordance with this rule.
B. Procurements from QRFs
1. When the City intends to procure a product or service that is listed on the Procurement List, it shall procure that product or service, at the Price determined by the State Procurement Office, from a Qualified Rehabilitation Facility if the product or service is of Specifications appropriate to the City’s Procurement needs and is available within the time required by the City.
2. The City shall enter into and renew QRF Contracts only for the specific products or services that are on the Procurement List.
3. If a QRF is removed from the Procurement List, the City shall not Award or renew a QRF Contract, and the removal from the Procurement List shall constitute sufficient grounds for the City to terminate any outstanding QRF Contract.
4. No placement of a product or service on the Procurement List shall act to displace a Contractor under an existing Contract with the City for the same product or service prior to the expiration or other termination of the Contractor’s Contract with the City. However, where a product or service is on the Procurement List, no existing Contract shall be renewed for such a product or service.
5. If a QRF submits a Competitive Bid, Proposal, price quotation or other Offer in a competitive Procurement for a Contract, then regardless of whether the Offer was accepted, that QRF may not, at any time during the initial term of the Contract for which the QRF submitted a Bid, Proposal or Offer, make any claim to the City that the product or service that was the subject of the Offer is on the Procurement List. If, during the Solicitation process, a QRF claims the product or service that is the subject of the Procurement is on the Procurement List, then, if the product or service is determined to have been on the Procurement List at the time the Solicitation Document was issued, the Solicitation process shall be terminated so long as a Contract has not been fully executed at the time the claim is made.
C. Determination of Price/Changes to QRF Contracts
1. When a product or service on the Procurement List is offered by more than one QRF, the City may purchase the required product or service from any QRF without competition between QRFs.
2. The City may use the formal selection procedure similar to that described in Section 5.33.050 to select a QRF to provide a service on the Procurement list, provided that:
a. The Solicitation shall not request any information concerning price and price shall not be a consideration in making the Award.
b. The Solicitation shall not be advertised.
c. Notice of the Solicitation may be given to those QRFs offering the service on the Procurement List.
d. After selection of a QRF the price will be determined in accordance with Subsection 5.33.110 D.3.
a. Price for products or services where the Price is listed. For products or services on the Procurement List where the Price is listed, the Contract shall provide that the City will pay the Price that is listed.
b. Price for services where the Price is not listed. For services for which no Price is listed on Procurement List, the City shall proceed as follows:
(1) The City shall request that the QRF submit its proposed Price to the City based on the volume or Scope of the Work and Specifications provided by the City as prescribed in the proposed Contract between the QRF and the City. For janitorial and security services where a Fair Wage is required to be paid, the Specifications shall state the wage required to be paid.
(2) In submitting its proposed Price to the City, the City shall require the QRF to make full disclosure of known costs. The disclosure must include documentation, on a form prescribed by the State Procurement Office, that the costs proposed will result in a Price that will permit the QRF to recover the amounts prescribed in ORS 279.845(1)(a). The City shall require that an authorized officer of the QRF certify that the costs claimed are, to the best of the officer’s knowledge, reasonable and adequate, and that the proposed Price will permit the QRF to recover the amounts prescribed in ORS 279.845(1)(a).
(3) If the QRF and the City agree on the terms and conditions of a proposed Contract and the price for the services to be provided under the proposed Contract, the Department shall present the proposed Contract (including the agreed Price) to the State Procurement Office for review and approval of the Price. If the QRF and the City cannot agree on the price, the parties shall present the issue of price to the State Procurement Office for determination.
(4) The City shall not execute or implement any Contract under the program created by ORS 279.835 to 279.850 until the State Procurement Office has transmitted notice of the Price approved determined by the State Procurement Office to the City and the QRF.
c. Re-determinations of Price. The Price established by the State Procurement Office shall apply for the initial term or period of the Contract unless otherwise approved by the State Procurement Office. The State Procurement Office may re-determine a Price at the request of a QRF or City, or at the discretion of the State Procurement Office. Until the State Procurement Office approves a new Price, the QRF shall continue to provide, at the established Price, the service or product in accordance with the Scope of Work that was the basis for establishing the existing Price.
d. The City shall not pay or agree to pay a QRF any amount other than the Price approved by the State Procurement Office. Any Price established by the State Procurement Office for a product or service shall remain in effect until the State Procurement Office approves a new Price.
D. The City shall not make material changes (changes that affect the cost of providing the products or services in more than a negligible manner) to the Specifications of a QRF Contract under ORS 279.835 to 279.850 unless the changes are in Writing and have been submitted to the State Procurement Office for a re-determination of Price. If the City wishes to make a material change to the Specifications from the most recent Solicitation for the product or service, the City shall notify the QRF in Writing of the specific changes in the Scope of Work or other conditions which will be required during the new Contract period. No agreement making a material change in the Specifications shall be executed until State Procurement Office re-determines the Price.