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5.33.140 Cooperative Purchasing.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 181547, 185898 and 189878, effective March 4, 2020.)

A.  The City may participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer Joint Cooperative Procurements to establish Contracts or Price Agreements for Goods or Services, as defined in these rules, that use source selection methods substantially equivalent to those set forth in Sections 5.33.200, 5.33.210 or 5.33.220.

B.  The City may participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer Permissive Cooperative Procurements to establish Contracts or Price Agreements for the acquisition of Goods or Services, as defined in these rules, that use source selection methods substantially equivalent to those set forth in Sections 5.33.200 or 5.33.210.

C.  The City may participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer Interstate Cooperative Procurements to establish Contracts or Price Agreements for the acquisition of Goods or Services, as defined in these rules, that use source selection methods substantially equivalent to those set forth in Sections 5.33.200 or 5.33.210.

D.  A Solicitation and Award process uses source selection methods substantially equivalent to those identified in Sections 5.33.200, 5.33.210 or 5.33.220 if the Solicitation and Award process:

1.  Calls for Award of a Contract on the basis of a lowest Responsible Bidder or a lowest and best Bidder determination in the case of Competitive Bids, on the basis of a determination of the Proposer whose Proposal is most Advantageous based on evaluation factors set forth in the Request for Proposals in the case of competitive Proposals;

2.  Does not permit the application of any geographic preference that is more favorable to Bidders or Proposers who reside in the jurisdiction or locality favored by the preference than the preferences provided in ORS 279A.120(2); and

3.  Uses reasonably clear and precise Specifications that promote suitability for the purposes intended and that reasonably encourage competition.

E.  The City shall determine, in Writing, whether the Solicitation and Award process for an Original Contract arising out of a Cooperative Procurement is substantially equivalent to those identified in Sections 5.33.200, 5.33.210 or 5.33.220 in accordance with Section 5.33.140.

F.  Protests.  Protests regarding the use of all types of Cooperative Procurements shall be governed by the applicable provisions of Section 5.33.700 et seq.