In accordance with OAR 580-061-0000(f) Code of Ethics, OUS employees will promote competition by encouraging the participation of Oregon businesses, emerging small and minority-owned and women-owned businesses (MWESB) and Qualified Rehabilitation Facilities.

Qualified Rehabilitation Facilities

A Qualified Rehabilitation Facility (QRF) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to assist and encourage Oregonians with disabilities to achieve maximum independence through gainful and useful employment. QRF’s are certified by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the State Procurement Office (SPO) manages the products and services of these programs. QRF’s are supported and represented by the Oregon Rehabilitation Association (ORA).

ORS 279.850 mandates public agencies to procure products and services that are included on the Qualified Rehabilitation Facilities Program Procurement List available on the State Procurement Office website from a qualified nonprofit agency for disabled individuals provided the product or service is of the appropriate specifications, is available within the period required by the public agency, and at the price negotiated between the QRF and the agency. Contracts with QRF’s are exempt from competitive bidding.

Go to the Buy ORANGE page for QRF