The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) is a public entity in the State of Oregon formed by an Intergovernmental Agreement pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 190 (Intergovernmental Cooperation). The PPA became effective in August, 2013 and is comprised of three participating agencies which are Oregon fire protection districts: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Jackson County Fire District No. 3, and Redmond Fire and Rescue. The PPA is governed by a four-person board of directors, three voting members including a member of each participating agency and a non-voting member who is an executive of the Western Fire Chiefs Association.
The PPA was formed to provide procurement opportunities to its members as well as members of collaborating national cooperatives. State statutes generally allow government entities to use contracts that have been competitively solicited by a different government entity even if it is in a different state. Both parties must enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement which has been executed by the PPA.