(1) Notwithstanding the public records law, ORS 192.410 to 192.505, if a contracting agency solicits a contract for architectural, engineering or land surveying services or related services by a competitive proposal:
(a) Proposals may be opened so as to avoid disclosure of contents to competing proposers during, when applicable, the process of negotiation.
(b) Proposals are not required to be open for public inspection until after the notice of intent to award a contract is issued.
(2) Notwithstanding any requirement to make proposals open to public inspection after the contracting agency’s issuance of notice of intent to award a contract, a contracting agency may withhold from disclosure to the public trade secrets, as defined in ORS 192.501, and information submitted to a public body in confidence, as described in ORS 192.502, that are contained in a proposal. The fact that proposals are opened at a public meeting as defined in ORS 192.610 does not make their contents subject to disclosure, regardless of whether the public body opening the proposals fails to give notice of or provide for an executive session for the purpose of opening proposals. If a request for proposals is canceled after proposals are received, the contracting agency may return a proposal to the proposer that made the proposal. The contracting agency shall keep a list of returned proposals in the file for the solicitation. [2007 c.764 §41]Section: Previous 279C.005 279C.010 279C.100 279C.105 279C.107 279C.110 279C.115 279C.120 279C.125 279C.300 279C.305 279C.310 279C.315 279C.320 279C.325 Next
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