Oregon Statutes - Chapter 279A - Public Contracting - General Provisions - Section 279A.100 - Affirmative action; limited competition permitted.

(1) As used in this section, “affirmative action” means a program designed to ensure equal opportunity in employment and business for persons otherwise disadvantaged by reason of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or physical or mental disability.

(2) The provisions of the Public Contracting Code may not be construed to prohibit a contracting agency from engaging in public contracting practices designed to promote affirmative action goals, policies or programs for disadvantaged or minority groups.

(3) In carrying out the policy of affirmative action, by appropriate ordinance, resolution or rule, a contracting agency may limit competition for a public contract for goods and services, or for any other public contract estimated to cost $50,000 or less, to contracting entities owned or controlled by persons described in subsection (1) of this section. [2003 c.794 §13]

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