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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2012

Oregon University System, Chapter 580

Rule Caption: Nonresident tuition differential to domestic nonresident students attending EOU

Adm. Order No.: OUS 5-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-18-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-18-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Amended: 580-010-0081

Subject: Due to the economic challenges associated with declining levels of state support, in academic year 2011-12, EOU began to charge international students a higher level of tuition than was paid by resident and domestic nonresident students. Starting in 2012-13, EOU requests charging a nonresident tuition differential to all domestic nonresident students who either were not previously enrolled or continue to be enrolled at EOU, or who are from states other than Washington, Idaho, or Oregon.

Rules Coordinator: Marcia M. Stuart—(541)-346-5749

580-010-0081

Waiver of Nonresident Instruction Fee

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of OAR 580-010-0080, the following nonresident students shall be permitted to pay instruction fees at the same rates as Oregon resident students:

(a) Students who are residents of the State of Washington attending an Oregon institution and who are granted a tuition waiver under the terms of reciprocity agreement;

(b) Eastern Oregon University students who:

(i) graduated from a state-recognized high school in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho within the previous three year period; or

(ii) are lawful residents of Idaho or Washington; or

(iii) were enrolled in an institution of higher education in Idaho or Washington at any time during the preceding academic year; or

(iv) were enrolled students at Eastern Oregon University during the academic year 2011-12, so long as they continue to make satisfactory academic progress toward graduation without a break in enrollment (excluding summer term);

(c) Graduate students who are residents of a participating WICHE state enrolled in a WICHE Regional Graduate Program or a WICHE northwest doctoral student exchange program at a Department institution; and

(d) Students attending Oregon graduate or professional schools under terms of the WICHE Compact.

(2) When provisions of this rule are limited to residents of specific states or counties, determination of residence in those states or counties shall be made in the same manner as for students claiming Oregon residence.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: HEB 7-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79; HEB 6-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 8-20-81; HEB 10-1981, f. & ef. 9-30-81; HEB 7-1984(Temp), f. & ef. 8-21-84; HEB 8-1984, f. & ef. 8-21-84; HEB 10-1984, f. & ef. 10-12-84; Renumbered from 580-010-0021; HEB 4-1985, f. & ef. 7-30-85; HEB 10-1985, f. & ef. 12-19-85; HEB 11-1986, f. & ef. 7-30-86; OUS 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12


 

Rule Caption: To establish student involvement in development of proposed resident undergraduate tuition rates

Adm. Order No.: OUS 6-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-18-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-18-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Adopted: 580-010-0089

Subject: During each fall term, the university president, or designee, will develop a process (or affirm a previously developed process) that involves students in the annual development of proposed tuition rates. This process will be communicated to the student government for discussion and input. Prior to the university president formally submitting proposed tuition rates to the Chancellor’s Office and/or Board, the university president, or designee, will provide adequate opportunity for student government to consider and discuss the proposed rates as well provide feedback. Discussion of the university process for student involvement and student feedback on both the process and the proposed rates for undergraduate resident tuition will be included with tuition rate proposals formally submitted to the Chancellor’s Office and/or Board.

Rules Coordinator: Marcia M. Stuart—(541)-346-5749

580-010-0089

Student Involvement in Development of Proposed Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates

(1) The Board shall establish the tuition and fees to be assessed at each institution in accordance with applicable statutes and upon the recommendation of the institution president and the Chancellor. This section shall not impair the entities of student government or the Board under ORS 351.070(3)(d).

(2) Each institution will establish a process for student participation in the development of recommended rates for resident undergraduate tuition. The planned process will be communicated to the duly elected student government for discussion and input.

(3) Prior to the formal submission of proposed tuition rates to the Chancellor, or designee, the institution president, or designee, will provide an opportunity for the duly elected student government to consider and comment on the proposed rates. Efforts shall be made by both the appropriate student representatives and members of the university administration to accomplish this exchange in a timely manner that 1) provides for adequate student consideration and takes into account the academic calendar and 2) allows institutions to meet necessary deadlines for submission of proposals.

(4) As part of formally submitting rate proposals to the Chancellor, or designee, the institution president (or designee) will convey: 1) the process used by that institution to involve students in the development of recommended tuition rates and 2) the specific resident undergraduate tuition rates being proposed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: OUS 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12


 

Rule Caption: Housekeeping to add wording at Board member’s request.

Adm. Order No.: OUS 7-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-18-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-18-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Amended: 580-020-0005

Subject: The amended rule provides the definition of faculty rank, creates consistency in titles, and constructs career ladders within titles; this amendment is at the request of the Board to include a clarification.

Rules Coordinator: Marcia M. Stuart—(541) 346-5749

580-020-0005

Academic Rank

(1) Academic titles shall consist of graduate and faculty ranks.

Graduate ranks are GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, and FELLOW. Faculty titles and ranks are (in alphabetical order): AFFILIATED FACULTY, CLINICAL PROFESSOR (assistant clinical professor, associate clinical professor, clinical professor) or PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE (assistant professor of practice, associate professor of practice, professor of practice), INSTRUCTOR (instructor, senior instructor I, senior instructor II), LECTURER (lecturer, senior lecturer I, senior lecturer II), LIBRARIAN (assistant librarian, associate librarian, senior librarian), RESEARCH ASSISTANT (research assistant, senior research assistant I, senior research assistant II), RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (research associate, senior research associate I, senior research associate II), RESEARCH FACULTY (research assistant professor, research associate professor, research professor), TENURE TRACK OR TENURED FACULTY (assistant professor, associate professor, professor, distinguished professor). Faculty titles will not be given to graduate students.

(2) Each institution can select from among these ranks and titles those appropriate to the hiring and retention of their faculty members as it relates to their institutional mission.

(3) The following definitions shall govern the use of faculty tiles and rank:

(a) AFFILIATED FACULTY: A NTTF (Non-Tenure Track Faculty) appointment for individuals who do not receive monetary compensation by the institution for which services are rendered. They can be unpaid invited guests for a temporary length of time or individuals who on a consistent basis lend their expertise and/or collaborate on teaching and research. Affiliate status is approved for a specified length of time and must be renewed should the association continue. Associated ranks are at the discretion of the institution.

(b) CLINICAL FACULTY OR PROFESSOR OF PRACTICES: A NTTF (Non-Tenure Track Faculty) appointment for individuals with primary duties in the area of clinical instruction or professionally related community education/service. Clinical faculty or professor of practice members are licensed or certified professionals, or individuals in professional fields. The major responsibility involves the education of students/learners in academic and clinical settings, supervising clinical experiences, and/or engaging in professionally related community service. Scholarly activity may or may not be required. Ranks in this category in ascending order are assistant clinical professor, associate clinical professor, and clinical professor; or assistant professor of practice, associate professor of practice, and professor of practice.

(c) INSTRUCTOR: A NTTF (Non-Tenure Track Faculty) appointment for individuals with unclassified instructional appointments whose functions are devoted exclusively or primarily to undergraduate instruction. Such appointments include advising and mentoring expectations congruent with creative and engaged undergraduate instruction, including the possibility of involvement in design and development of courses and the curriculum. Ranks in this category in ascending order are instructor, senior instructor I, senior instructor II.

(d) LECTURER: A NTTF (Non-Tenure Track Faculty) appointment for individuals with unclassified instructional appointments whose functions may include significant responsibilities for graduate level instruction. The appointment may also include upper division undergraduate instruction. Such appointments must include significant mentoring and advising responsibilities and a significant measure of responsibility for graduate education. Appointments in the lecturer series will always require the terminal degree (or its professional equivalent for certain adjunct appointments), but the holding of a terminal degree in itself does not constitute an argument for appointment in the lecturer series. Ranks in this category in ascending order are lecturer, senior lecturer I, senior lecturer II.

(e) LIBRARIAN: A ranked appointment that depends on a terminal professional degree in librarianship (typically, a Masters in Library or Information Science) or a position-relevant terminal professional/academic degree plus appropriate experience. Such degree requirements ensure proper professional training, but also provide the flexibility to open appointments to a broader range of qualified applicants. Ranks in this category in ascending order are assistant librarian, associate librarian, and senior librarian. A university may elect to consider the librarian series to be eligible for tenure or to be tenured ranks with privileges and may also choose to use the tenure-track and tenured faculty titles.

(f) RESEARCH ASSISTANT: A NTTF (Non-Tenure Track Faculty) appointment for individuals who have typically earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree and conduct research under the direction of a tenure-related faculty member, a research associate or a research faculty. Ranks in this category in ascending order are research assistant, senior research assistant I, senior research assistant II.

(g) RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: A NTTF (Non-Tenure Track Faculty) appointment for individuals who have typically earned doctoral degree (or an advanced or professional degree in the field typically the terminal degree, plus appropriate experience) and conduct research independently. Ranks in this category in ascending order are research associate, senior research associate I, senior research associate II.

(h) RESEARCH FACULTY: A NTTF (Non-Tenure Track Faculty) appointment for individuals who are primarily engaged in research at a level normally appropriate for a professorial rank. Ranks in this category in ascending order are research assistant professor, research associate professor, and research professor.

(i) TENURE-TRACK AND TENURED FACULTY. A faculty position assigned to an academic department wherein the incumbent holds academic rank and is eligible for tenure or is tenured. Ranks in this category in ascending order are assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. The rank of distinguished professor may be bestowed based on criteria established by a university.

(4) The terms “affiliate,” “adjunct,” “visiting,” “fellow,” “emeriti,” or other appropriate terms may be used and/or added to academic title and/or ranks in those cases in which the institution wishes 1) to draw upon the skills of certain persons in the community or in other educational, industrial or governmental institutions for help in carrying forward teaching, research or service commitments (e.g., doctors, dentists, lawyers, psychiatrists, professors or administrators at other academic or governmental institutions, public school teachers or administrators), 2) where the appointment is planned for a limited duration, or 3) as an honorific title.

(5) Academic title can be assigned to staff members in unclassified academic service, whether the type of service is teaching, research, extension, administration or other service. Deans, vice presidents, presidents, Chancellor and vice chancellors may have the academic rank of professor as determined by each institution’s criteria.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: HEB 3-1978, f. & ef. 6-5-78; HEB 9-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79; HEB 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-93; HEB 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-18-96; OUS 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-12; OUS 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12


 

Rule Caption: Superseded all prior Academic year and Summer Session Fee Book Rules.

Adm. Order No.: OUS 8-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-18-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-18-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Amended: 580-040-0040

Rules Repealed: 580-040-0035

Subject: To establish Tuition and Fees for both Academic Year 2012-13 and Summer Session 2013 under one administrative rule. Supersedes all prior Academic Years and Summer Session Fee Book Rules.

Rules Coordinator: Marcia M. Stuart—(541) 346-5749

580-040-0040

Oregon University System Annual Fee Book

The document entitled “2012-13 Academic Year & 2013 Summer Session Fee Book” dated June 8, 2012, is hereby amended by reference as a permanent rule. All prior adoptions of Academic Year and Summer Session fee documents (OAR 580-040-0035) are hereby repealed except as to rights and obligations previously acquired or incurred there under.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: HEB 4-1978, f. & ef. 6-15-78; HEB 5-1979, f. & ef. 7-20-79; HEB 11-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79; HEB 1-1980, f. & ef. 4-18-80; HEB 7-1980, f. & ef. 6-18-80; HEB 11-1980, f. & ef. 8-20-80; HEB 4-1981(Temp), f. 6-30-81, ef. 7-1-81; HEB 5-1981, f. & ef. 8-18-81; HEB 15-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 12-18-81; HEB 5-1982, f. & ef. 7-14-82; HEB 4-1983, f. & ef. 7-29-83; HEB 4-1984, f. & ef. 6-20-84; HEB 5-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; HEB 12-1986, f. & ef. 7-30-86; HEB 6-1987, f. & ef. 8-4-87; HEB 8-1988, f.& cert. ef. 8-5-88; HEB 10-1988, f. & cert. ef. 11-16-88; HEB 3-1989, f. & cert. ef. 11-27-89; HEB 6-1989, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-89; HEB 7-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-4-90; HEB 8-1990(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-26-90; HEB 12-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-3-90; HEB 5-1991, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-91; HEB 8-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-92; HEB 2-1993, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-93; HEB 5-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-11-93; HEB 7-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-94; HEB 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-95; HEB 3-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-8-96; HEB 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-18-96; HEB 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-97; OSSHE 4-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-98; OSSHE 5-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-21-98 thru 1-31-99; OSSHE 9-1998, f. & cert. ef. 12-23-98; OSSHE 3-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-22-99 thru 1-14-00; OSSHE 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 9-16-99; OSSHE 3-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-26-00; OSSHE 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-01; OSSHE 8-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-02; OSSHE 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-03; OSSHE 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-04; OSSHE 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-06; OSSHE 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-07; OSSHE 6-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-20-08 thru 9-1-08; OSSHE 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-08; OSSHE 2-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-20-09 thru 6-30-09; OSSHE 4-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-13-09 thru 6-30-09; Administrative correction 7-21-09; OSSHE 5-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-20-09 thru 1-8-10; OSSHE 6-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-09 thru 1-8-10; Administrative correction 1-25-10; OUS 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-10; OUS 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-10; OUS 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-23-11; OUS 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-19-11; OUS 8-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12


 

Rule Caption: Delegation of Authority in matters of Real Property, Facility, and campus planning.

Adm. Order No.: OUS 9-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-18-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-18-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Amended: 580-060-0050

Subject: To delegate new responsibilities to the OSBHE’s Finance and Administration Committee in alignment with statutory changes contained within SB 242. The State Board of Higher Education meets to conduct business only four to five times per year. The delegation of new responsibilities to the Finance & Administration Committee will allow the administrative affairs of the Chancellor’s Office and campuses to run efficiently during the university system’s transition from state agency to “public university system.”

Rules Coordinator: Marcia M. Stuart—(541) 346-5749

580-060-0050

Transfers of Interests in Real Property

(1) Private Activity Limitations: If an Institution intends to execute any transfer of an interest in real property owned by the Board or the right to use Board real property, including a lease or license, and either (a) the term of the transfer exceeds 50 days in total or (b) the arrangement was not set at fair market value, then prior to the execution of that transfer of interest in real property, the Institution President or designee will confer with the OUS Controller’s Division to determine compliance with bond restrictions.

(2) Authority to Execute Agreements: The Institution President or designee is authorized to execute documents transferring such interests for real property owned or controlled by the Board or real property for the use of the Institution if the term of the agreement and all extensions do not exceed ten years or the consideration for the transfer of an interest does not exceed $5 million over the term of the agreement. The Chancellor or designee may approve transfers of interest if the term of the agreement and all extensions do not exceed 15 years or the consideration for the transfer of an interest does not exceed $15 million over the term of the agreement. All other transfers of interests for real property will be approved by the Finance and Administration Committee of the Board.

(3)(a) Improvements to Board-Owned Property: The Institution President or designee will obtain prior approval of the Finance and Administration Committee of the Board for agreements permitting the construction on or renovation to Board-owned property if such improvements exceed $5 million during the term of the agreement. To obtain approval from the Finance and Administration Committee of the Board, the Institution must specify where funding for operations and maintenance will come from.

(b) If the Institution permits construction on or renovation to Board-owned property, the Institution must approve all plans and specifications prior to the commencement of work and obtain record drawings upon termination of the agreement or completion of the work, whichever first occurs.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351
Hist.: OSSHE 5-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-19-08 thru 8-16-08; OSSHE 9-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; OUS 4-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-10-11 thru 5-7-12; Administrative correction, 5-25-12; OUS 9-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12


 

Rule Caption: Delegation of Authority in matters of OUS procurement and contracting code.

Adm. Order No.: OUS 10-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-18-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-18-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Amended: 580-061-0010, 580-061-0030

Subject: To delegate authority to execute certain transactions to the Board Finance and Administration Committee or other entities, such as the Chancellor or presidents.

Rules Coordinator: Marcia M. Stuart—(541) 346-5749

580-061-0010

Definitions

The following definitions will apply to chapter 580, divisions 60, 61, 62, and 63, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Addendum” or “Addenda” means an addition to, deletion from, a material change in, or general interest explanation of the Solicitation Document. Addenda will be labeled as such and distributed to all interested Bidders or Proposers.

(2) “Award” or “Awarding” means, as the context requires, identifying the Entity with whom the Institution intends to enter into a Contract following the resolution of any protest of the selection of that Entity and the completion of all Contract negotiations.

(3) “Bid” means an offer, binding on the Bidder and submitted in response to an ITB.

(4) “Bidder” means an Entity that submits a Bid in response to an ITB.

(5) “Board” means the Oregon State Board of Higher Education or its Finance and Administration Committee.

(6) “Change Order” or “Contract Amendment” means a written order issued by an Institution to the Contractor requiring a change in the Work within the general scope of the original Contract.

(7) “Closing” means the date and time specified in a Solicitation Document as the deadline for submitting Bids or Proposals.

(8) “Competitive Process” means the process of procuring goods and services and construction-related services by fair and open competition, under varying market conditions, with the intent of minimizing opportunities for favoritism and assuring that Contracts are award equitably and economically using various factors in determining such equitability and economy.

(9) “Contract” means a contract for sale or other disposal, or a purchase, lease, rental, or other acquisition, by an Institution of personal property, services, including personal or professional services, public improvements, public works, minor alterations, or ordinary repair or maintenance necessary to preserve a Public Improvement. “Contract” does not include grants. “Contract” may also mean a purchase order, Price Agreement, or other Contract document in addition to an Institution’s Solicitation Document and the accepted portions of a Bid or Proposal.

(10) “Contract Officer” means the Vice President for Finance and Administration or his or her designee at an Institution or the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration or his or her designee with the authority to negotiate and execute Contracts.

(11) “Contract Price” means, as the context requires, the maximum monetary obligation that an Institution either will or may incur under a Contract, including bonuses, incentives and contingency amounts, Addenda, Change Orders, or approved alternates, if the Contractor fully performs under the Contract.

(12) “Contractor” means the Entity awarded a Contract to furnish an Institution goods, services, or Work.

(13) “Days” means calendar days, including weekdays, weekends, and holidays, unless otherwise specified.

(14) “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise” means a small business concern as defined in ORS 200.005.

(15) “Disqualification or Disqualify” means the preclusion of an Entity from contracting with an agency of the State of Oregon in accordance with OAR 580-061-0160.

(16) “Electronic Bid or Proposal” means a response to a Solicitation Document submitted to an Institution via the World Wide Web or some other internet protocol.

(17) “Emergency” means an unexpected, serious situation that creates a significant risk of loss, damage, interruption of service, or threat to the public health or safety that requires prompt action to remedy the condition.

(18) “Emerging Small Business” means an Emerging Small Business as defined in ORS 200.005 and that maintains a current certification issued by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(19) “Entity” means a natural person capable of being legally bound, sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, limited liability company or partnership, limited partnership, profit or nonprofit unincorporated association, business trust, two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest, or any other person with legal capacity to contract, or a government or governmental subdivision.

(20) “Facsimile” means a document that has been transmitted to and received by an Institution in a format that is capable of being received via a device commonly known as a facsimile machine.

(21) “Grant” means:

(a) An agreement under which an Institution receives money, property, or other assistance, including, but not limited to, federal assistance that is characterized as a Grant by federal law or regulations, loans, loan guarantees, credit enhancements, gifts, bequests, commodities, or other assets, from a grantor for the purpose of supporting or stimulating a program or activity of the Institution and in which no substantial involvement by the grantor is anticipated in the program or activity other than involvement associated with monitoring compliance with the Grant conditions; or

(b) An agreement under which an Institution provides money, property, or other assistance, including, but not limited to, federal assistance that is characterized as a Grant by federal law or regulations, loans, commodities, or other assets, to a recipient for the purpose of supporting or stimulating a program or activity of the recipient and in which no substantial involvement by the Institution is anticipated in the program or activity other than involvement associated with monitoring compliance with the Grant conditions.

(c) “Grant” does not include a Public Improvement Contract or a Contract for Emergency work.

(22) “Institution” or “Institutional” means a university under the authority of the Board, including the Chancellor’s Office.

(23) “Invitation to Bid” (ITB) means a Solicitation Document for the solicitation of competitive, written, signed, and sealed Bids in which Specifications, price, and delivery (or project completion) are the predominant award criteria.

(24) “Minority Business Enterprise” means a Minority Business Enterprise as defined in ORS 200.005 and that maintains a current certification issued by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(25) “Opening” means the date, time, and place specified in the Solicitation Document for the public opening of written sealed Bids or Proposals.

(26) “Owner” means the State of Oregon acting by and through the Board, in its own right or on behalf of one of its Institutions as identified in the Solicitation Document, also known as the Oregon University System (OUS).

(27) “President” means the president of one of the Institutions and, in the case of the Chancellor’s Office, the Chancellor. Where the term “Institution President” is used, it refers to the president of the Institution at issue.

(28) “Personal or Professional Services” means a Contract with an Entity whose primary purpose is to acquire specialized skills, knowledge, and resources in the application of technical or scientific expertise, or the exercise of professional, artistic, or management discretion or judgment, including, without limitation, a Contract for the services of an accountant, physician or dentist, educator, consultant, broadcaster or artist (including a photographer, filmmaker, painter, weaver, or sculptor). “Personal or Professional Services” under this definition does not include an architect, engineer, planners, land surveyors, appraisers, construction managers, and similar professional consultants for construction work.

(29) “Price Agreement” means a nonexclusive agreement in which the Contractor agrees to provide specific items or services to an Institution at a set price during a specified period of time.

(30) “Proposal” means a binding competitive offer submitted in response to a Request for Proposals.

(31) “Proposer” means an Entity that submits a Proposal in response to a Request for Proposals.

(32) “Public Improvement” means a project for construction, reconstruction, or major renovation on real property by or for an Institution. “Public Improvement” does not include:

(a) Projects for which no funds of an Institution are directly or indirectly used, except for participation that is incidental or related primarily to project design or inspection; or

(b) Emergency work, minor alteration, ordinary repair or maintenance necessary to preserve a Public Improvement.

(33) “Public Improvement Contract” means a Contract for a Public Improvement. “Public Improvement Contract” does not include a Contract for Emergency work, minor alterations, or ordinary repair or maintenance necessary to preserve a Public Improvement.

(34) “Public Work” is defined by the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) in ORS 279C.800(6).

(35) “Qualified Rehabilitation Facility” means a nonprofit activity center or rehabilitation facility authorized by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to provide goods or services in accordance with ORS 279.835 et seq.

(36) “Request for Information (RFI)” means a Solicitation Document seeking information regarding products or services that an Institution is interested in procuring.

(37) Request for Proposals (RFP)” means a Solicitation Document to obtain written, competitive Proposals to be used as a basis for making an acquisition or entering into a Contract when price will not necessarily be the predominant award criteria.

(38) “Request for Qualifications (RFQ)” means a Solicitation Document issued by an Institution to which interested Contractors respond in writing by describing their experience with and qualifications to provide the services, personal services or architectural, engineering or land surveying services, or related services described in the Solicitation Document.

(39) “Responsible Bidder or Proposer” means an Entity that demonstrates their ability to perform satisfactorily under a Contract by meeting the applicable standards of responsibility outlined in OAR 580-061-0130.

(40) “Responsive Bid or Proposal” means a Bid or Proposal that has substantially complied in all material respects with the criteria outlined in a Solicitation Document.

(41) “Retainer Contract” means a Contract by which, pursuant to a Request for Proposals or Invitation to Bid, multiple Contractors are authorized to provide specific supplies or equipment to or perform specific services for an Institution(s). Contractors on a Retainer Contract may provide goods or services on a non-exclusive and as-needed basis.

(42) “Signed or Signature” mean any Written mark, word, or symbol that is made or adopted by an Entity with the intent to be bound and that is attached to or logically associated with a Written document to which the Entity intends to be bound.

(43) “Single Seller” means the only Contractor of a particular product or service reasonably available.

(44) “Solicitation Document” means an Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposals, Request for Qualifications, Request for Information or any other written document issued or posted on the OUS procurement website by an Institution that outlines the required Specifications necessary to submit a Bid, Proposal, or other response.

(45) “Specifications” means a description of the physical or functional characteristics, or of the nature of the goods or services, including any requirement for inspecting, testing, or preparing the goods or services for delivery and the quantities or qualities of the goods or services to be furnished under a Contract. Specifications generally will state the result to be obtained and may describe the method and manner of performance.

(46) “Women Business Enterprise” means a Women Business Enterprise as defined in ORS 200.005 and that maintains a current certification issued by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(47) “Work” means the furnishing of all materials, equipment, labor, transportation, services, and incidentals necessary to successfully complete any individual item or the entire Contract and carrying out and completion of all duties and obligations imposed by the Contract.

(48) “Written or Writing” means letters, characters, and symbols inscribed on paper by hand, print, type, or other method of impression intended to represent or convey particular ideas or means. “Writing,” when required or permitted by law, or required or permitted in a Solicitation Document, also means letters, characters, and symbols made in electronic form and intended to represent or convey particular ideas or meanings.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351
Hist.: OSSHE 5-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-19-08 thru 8-16-08; OSSHE 9-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; OUS 5-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-10-11 thru 5-7-12; Administrative correction, 5-25-12; OUS 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12

580-061-0030

Affirmative Action; General Policy

(1) The general policy of OUS Institutions will be to expand economic opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises, Women Business Enterprises, and Emerging Small Businesses by offering them the contracting and subcontracting opportunities available through Institution Contracts. Notice of all Contracts over $25,000 procured through a Competitive Process will be provided to the Advocate for Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business, unless otherwise provided, by fully completing the information set out on the OUS procurement website. Institutions are encouraged to unbundle contracts, when appropriate, to expand contract opportunities for Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Businesses and Oregon based businesses.

(2) OUS will not knowingly contract with or procure goods or services from any Entity that discriminates on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, marital status, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

(3) Bidders and Proposers will certify, as part of the Bids or Proposals that such Bidder or Proposer has not discriminated against Minority, Women or Emerging Small Business Enterprises in obtaining any required subcontracts.

(4) On an annual basis, Institution Presidents will report to the Finance and Administration Committee of the Board statistical information regarding the number of Contracts awarded and the cumulative dollar amount of Contracts awarded to Minority Business Enterprises, Women Business Enterprises, Emerging Small Businesses, and Oregon-based businesses. The report will include information describing Institutional programs or initiatives to expand contracting opportunities to Minority, Women, Emerging Small Businesses, and Oregon based businesses.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351
Hist.: OSSHE 5-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-19-08 thru 8-16-08; OSSHE 9-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; OUS 5-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-10-11 thru 5-7-12; Administrative correction, 5-25-12; OUS 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12


 

Rule Caption: Delegation of Authority in matters of OUS purchasing and contracts for personal or professional services.

Adm. Order No.: OUS 11-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-18-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-18-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Amended: 580-062-0020

Subject: To delegate authority to execute certain transactions to the OSBHE’s Finance and Administration Committee or other entities, such as the Chancellor or presidents in alignment with statutory changes contained within SB 242. The State Board of Higher Education meets to conduct business only four to five times per year. The delegation of new responsibilities to the Finance & Administration Committee will allow the administrative affairs of the Chancellor’s Office and campuses to run efficiently during the university system’s transition from state agency to “public university system.”

Rules Coordinator: Marcia M. Stuart—(541) 346-5749

580-062-0020

Methods of Procurement

Institutions will use the following methods of procurement when procuring personal or professional services or goods and services.

(1) Direct Procurement. A process where the Institution negotiates directly with a single Entity to provide personal or professional services or goods and services.

(2) Informal Procurement. A Competitive Process where the Institution posts an advertisement of the opportunity on the OUS procurement website for a reasonable time necessary to obtain at least three Bids or Proposals. The Institution may also directly contact prospective Bidders or Proposers. If the notice has been posted for a reasonable time period and fewer than three Bids or Proposals have been submitted, the Institution may enter into a Contract with a Responsible Bidder or Proposer based on the Specifications contained in the Solicitation Document.

(3) Formal Procurement. A Competitive Process where the Institution:

(a) Creates a Solicitation Document that contains the procurement procedures and necessary Specifications.

(b) Publishes a notice of the procurement on the OUS procurement website and, if beneficial to the procurement, in a trade periodical, newspaper of general circulation, or other minority, women, and emerging small business targeted periodicals, Institution website, or other medium for advertising. The notice must specify when and where the Solicitation Document may be obtained and the Closing Date/Time. The notice must be published for a duration reasonable under the circumstances for the procurement.

(c) Conducts the procurement in accordance with chapter 580, division 61, section 0000 through 0160.

(4) Emergency Procurement. The Institution President, Chancellor, or designee may declare an Emergency when such a declaration is deemed appropriate. The reasons for the declaration will be documented and will include justifications for the procedure used to select the Entity for a Contract within the scope of the Emergency declaration. After the Institution President, Chancellor, or designee has declared an Emergency, the Institution may negotiate a Contract with any qualified Entity for services included in the scope of the Emergency. The Institution will maintain appropriate records of negotiations carried out as part of the contracting process.

(5) Retainer. Institutions may conduct a Formal Procurement to enter into Retainer Contracts with multiple Entities to provide personal or professional services or goods and services at contracted rates of compensation or based on pre-qualifications.

(6) Alternative Processes. Notwithstanding the foregoing procedures, the Institution Contract Officer may authorize alternative procurement methods that provide a Competitive Process to two or more Entities to contract with the Institution and meet the following objectives:

(a) Responds to innovative business and market methods; or

(b) Contributes to Institution productivity improvement and process redesign; or

(c) Results in comprehensive cost-effectiveness and productivity for the Institution.

(7) Exempt. Institutions need not follow, regardless of value, a Competitive Process when seeking or acquiring or paying for the following goods and services:

(a) Educational services.

(b) Advertising and media services, excluding consulting services.

(c) Price-regulated goods and services, including utilities, where the rate or price for the goods or services being purchased is established by federal, state, or local regulatory authority.

(d) Goods or services under federal contracts. When the price of goods and services has been established by a contract with an agency of the federal government pursuant to a federal contract award, Institutions may purchase the goods and services in accordance with the federal contract. In addition, Institutions may purchase specific equipment that is only available from one source or use specific Entities that are expressly required under the terms of the contract.

(e) Copyrighted materials. Copyrighted materials covered by this exemption may include, but are not limited to, textbooks, workbooks, curriculum kits, reference materials, software, periodicals, library books, library materials, and audio, visual, and electronic media.

(f) Investment contracts and retirement plan services, excluding consulting services.

(g) Food and food-related products.

(h) Maintenance services directly from the contractor providing the goods.

(i) Used personal property.

(j) Goods purchased for resale to outside entities.

(k) Goods or services related to intercollegiate athletic programs.

(l) Cadavers or cadaveric organs.

(m) Hotel sites for large conferences and workshops.

(n) Dues, registrations, and membership fees.

(o) Gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, lubricants, natural gas, electricity, and similar commodities and products and the transportation thereof.

(p) Supplies, maintenance, and services for ocean-going vessels when they are in other than home port.

(q) Repair and overhaul of goods or equipment.

(r) Goods or services purchased in foreign countries.

(s) Insurance and service contracts as provided for under ORS 414.115, 414.125, 414.135 and 414.145 for purposes of source selection.

(t) Grants, including Grant applications and proposals.

(u) Contracts for professional or expert witnesses or consultants to provide services or testimony relating to existing or potential litigation or legal matters in which an Institution is or may become interested.

(v) Contracts entered into, issued, or established in connection with:

(A) The incurring of debt by an Institution, including but not limited to the issuance of bonds, certificates of participation, and other debt repayment obligations, and any associated Contracts, regardless of whether the obligations that the Contracts establish are general, special, or limited;

(B) The making of program loans and similar extensions or advances of funds, aid, or assistance by an Institution to a public or private body for the purpose of carrying out, promoting, or sustaining activities or programs authorized by law; or

(C) The investment of funds by an Institution as authorized by law and other financial transactions of an Institution that by their character cannot practically be established under the Competitive Process.

(w) Contracts for employee benefit plans as authorized by law.

(x) Services provided by those in the medical community including, but not limited to, doctors, physicians, psychologists, nurses, veterinarians, and those with specific license to administer treatments for the health and well-being of people or animals.

(y) Artists, performers, photographers, graphic designers, website design, and speakers.

(z) Sponsorship agreements for Institution events or facilities.

(8) Sole Source. A process where the Institutional President, the Chancellor or designee has made a Written determination that due to special needs or qualifications, only a Single Seller is reasonably available to provide such personal or professional services or goods or services. Sole source procurement will be avoided except when no reasonably available alternative source exists.

(a) Each Institution will provide public notice of its determination that the person or professional services or goods or services are only available from a Single Seller. Public notice may be provided on the OUS procurement website. The public notice will describe the personal or professional services or goods or services to be acquired from the Single Seller, identify the prospective Contractor, and include the date, time and place that protests are due. The Institution shall give Entities at least seven (7) Days from the date of notice publication to protest the sole source determination.

(b) An Entity may protest the Institution’s determination that the personal or professional services or goods or services are available from a Single Seller in accordance with OAR 580-061-0145.

(c) On an annual basis, Institution Presidents, or their designees will submit a report to the Finance and Administration Committee of the Board summarizing approved sole source procurements for the Institution for the prior fiscal year. The report will be made available for public inspection.

(9) Special Entity. Institutions may enter into Contracts without using a Competitive Process when the contracting Entity is a federal, state, or local governmental agency, or a state Qualified Rehabilitation Facility certified by the Oregon Department of Human Services or the Oregon State Procurement Office. Institutions may participate in cooperative procurements with other contracting agencies if it is determined, in Writing, that the solicitation and award process for the Contract is reasonably equivalent to the respective process established in these rules and that the solicitation was advertised in Oregon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351
Hist.: OSSHE 5-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-19-08 thru 8-16-08; OSSHE 9-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; OUS 6-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-10-11 thru 5-7-12; Administrative correction, 5-25-12; OUS 11-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12


 

Rule Caption: Delegation of Authority in matters of capital construction and contracting.

Adm. Order No.: OUS 12-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-18-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-18-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Amended: 580-063-0005, 580-063-0020

Subject: To delegate authority to execute certain transactions to the OSBHE’s Finance and Administration Committee or other entities, such as the Chancellor or presidents in alignment with statutory changes contained within SB 242. The State Board of Higher Education meets to conduct business only four to five times per year. The delegation of new responsibilities to the Finance & Administration Committee will allow the administrative affairs of the Chancellor’s Office and campuses to run efficiently during the university system’s transition from state agency to “public university system.”

Rules Coordinator: Marcia M. Stuart—(541) 346-5749

580-063-0005

Authorization to Undertake Capital Construction Projects

Before an Institution contracts for Capital Construction on land owned or controlled by the Board, or prepares other than conceptual plans or preconstruction design, the Institution will obtain approval as set out in this rule, regardless of the source of funds or method by which the project is to be financed. To obtain approval, the Institution will describe the project, the financing plan for design and construction, and the operation and maintenance cost of the proposed project.

(1) If appropriate Systemwide limitation exists for a Capital Construction project that totals $500,000 or more but less than $5 million, inclusive of all fund sources, the Chancellor or designee may approve the allocation of the existing expenditure authority to the Institution.

(2) Any Capital Construction project that does not meet the criteria in subsection (1) of this section shall be approved by the Finance and Administration Committee of the Board and submitted to the Legislature.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351
Hist.: OSSHE 5-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-19-08 thru 8-16-08; OSSHE 9-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; OUS 7-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-10-11 thru 5-7-12; Administrative correction, 5-25-12; OUS 12-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12

580-063-0020

Methods of Procurement

Institutions will use the following methods of procurement when procuring Professional Consultant services, Construction-Related Services, or a combination of Professional Consultant services and Construction-Related Services.

(1) Direct Procurement. A process where the Institution negotiates directly with a single Entity to provide Professional Consultant services, Construction-Related Services, or a combination of Professional Consultant services and Construction-Related Services.

(2) Informal Procurement. A competitive process where the Institution posts an advertisement of the opportunity on the OUS procurement website for a reasonable time necessary to obtain at least three Bids or Proposals. The Institution may also directly contact prospective Bidders or Proposers. If the notice has been posted for a reasonable time period and fewer than three Bids or Proposals have been submitted, the Institution may enter into a Contract with a Responsible Bidder or Proposer based on the Specifications contained in the Solicitation Document.

(3) Formal Procurement. A Competitive Process where the Institution:

(a) Creates a Solicitation Document that contains the procurement procedures and necessary Specifications.

(b) Publishes a notice of the procurement on the OUS procurement website and, if beneficial to the procurement, in a trade periodical, newspaper of general circulation, or other minority, women, and emerging small business targeted periodicals, institutional website, or other medium for advertising. The notice must specify when and where the Solicitation Document may be obtained and the Closing Date/Time. The notice must be published for a duration reasonable under the circumstances for the procurement.

(c) Conducts the procurement in accordance with chapter 580, division 61, section 0000 through 0160.

(4) Emergency Procurement. The Institution President, Chancellor, or designee may declare an Emergency when such a declaration is deemed appropriate. The reasons for the declaration will be documented and will include justifications for the procedure used to select the Contractor or Professional Consultant for a Contract or Public Improvement Contract within the scope of the Emergency declaration. After the Institution President, Chancellor, or designee has declared an Emergency, the Institution may negotiate a Contract or Public Improvement Contract with any qualified Entity or Professional Consultant for services included in the scope of the Emergency declaration. The Institution will maintain appropriate records of negotiations carried out as part of the contracting process.

(5) OUS Retainer Contract Program.

(a) The OUS Capital Construction and Planning Office will maintain Retainer Contracts for Professional Consultants, Construction-Related Services, and any other service that may from time to time benefit Institutions. The Retainer Contracts will be established in accordance with this subsection.

(A) Periodically, but no less often than every two years, the OUS Capital Construction and Planning Office will invite interested Contractors to submit business information that meets minimum qualifications as described in a Solicitation Document. Contractors that meet the minimum qualifications and have not been disbarred or disqualified by an agency of the State of Oregon as outlined in OAR 580-061-0160, may be offered a Retainer Contract to be listed on the respective retainer program to provide services in a non-exclusive and on an as-needed basis.

(B) Notice of the procurement will be published on the OUS procurement website and, if beneficial to the procurement, in a trade periodical, newspaper of general circulation, or other minority, women, and emerging small business targeted periodicals, Institution website, or other medium for advertisement.

(b) The OUS Capital Construction and Planning Office may enter into interagency agreements to permit other public agencies to utilize the services offered by Entities that have entered into Retainer Contracts if the public agency agrees to conditions, including but not limited to:

(A) Follow the procurement processes established in these rules.

(B) Use the contract templates associated with each retainer program.

(C) Any service procured will be the sole financial responsibility of the public agency.

(D) The public agency will be solely liable to resolve all disputes that may arise from breach of contract.

(E) The OUS Capital Construction, Planning, and Budget Office may impose a reasonable administrative fee on the public agency using the Retainer Contracts based on the compensation for services procured to recover administrative costs, legal review fees, and to improve or expand retainer programs.

(c) The OUS Capital Construction, Planning, and Budget Office will maintain an electronic roster of all Professional Consultants and Contractors who have entered into Retainer Contracts. Institutions that utilize retainer programs will follow the procedures established in these rules and will only execute contracts from templates that have been approved for each respective retainer program.

(6) Sole Source. A process where the Institution President, the Chancellor or designee has made a Written determination that due to special needs, experience, or qualifications, only a Single Seller is reasonably available to provide certain Professional Consultant services, Construction-Related Services, or a combination of Professional Consultant services and Construction-Related Services. Sole source procurement will be avoided except when no reasonably available alternative source exists.

(a) Authority. Institutions may authorize sole source procurements up to $1,000,000 cumulative for all Institution projects throughout a fiscal year. The Chancellor or designee may authorize sole source procurements up to $5,000,000 cumulative for each Institution’s projects throughout a fiscal year. The Finance and Administration Committee of the Board will approve all other sole source procurements.

(b) Each Institution will provide public notice of its determination that the Professional Consultant services, Construction-Related Services, or combination of Professional Consultant services and Construction-Related Services are only available from a Single Seller. Public notice may be provided on the OUS procurement website. The public notice will describe the Professional Consultant services, Construction-Related Services, or combination of Professional Consultant services and Construction-Related Services to be acquired from the Single Seller, identify the prospective Professional Consultant or Contractor, and include the date, time and place that protests are due. The Institution shall give Entities at least seven (7) Days from the date of notice publication to protest the sole source determination.

(c) On an annual basis, Institution Presidents, or their designees will submit a report to the Finance and Administration Committee of the Board summarizing approved sole source procurements for the Institution for the prior fiscal year. The report will be made available for public inspection.

(7)(a) Special Procurement.

(b) A special procurement is an exemption from competitive procedures that the Finance and Administration Committee of the Board determines is appropriate because it:

(A) Is reasonably expected to result in substantial cost savings to the Institution or to the public; or

(B) Otherwise substantially promotes the public interest in a manner that could not practicably be realized by complying with others processes described in this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351
Hist.: OSSHE 5-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-19-08 thru 8-16-08; OSSHE 7-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-5-08 thru 8-16-08; OSSHE 9-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; OUS 7-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-10-11 thru 5-7-12; Administrative correction, 5-25-12; OUS 12-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12

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