Statutes and Model Rules

The Oregon Public Contracting Code is a set of procurement related rules that govern public contracting activities. Public Agencies are required to follow these rules when buying goods and services.  The purpose of the code is to:

  • Instill public confidence through ethical and fair dealing, honesty and good faith on the part of government officials and those who do business with the government.
  • Promote efficient use of resources.
  • Clearly identify rules and policies.
  • Allow impartial and open competition.


The PPA’s Public Contracting Process is modeled after the following:

The PPA Board of Directors has adopted the Oregon Attorney General Model Rules (AG Model Rules), as the PPA’s public contracting rules: