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Approval of a Special Procurement


Approval of a Special Procurement


First date of publication:      October 18, 2017


A request for approval of a Special Procurement was presented to and approved by the City Council, acting as the Local Contract Review Board, on October 17, 2017.


The City of Ashland will directly award a contract for professional services associated with Dam Safety Engineering to RH2 Engineering. The City is a Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) Part 12 Dam License and as such, must provide specific professional services to meet Part 12 obligations. These professional services must be performed by a consultant with Dam Safety Engineering experience and the individual must have a resume and background approved by FERC. RH2 has a staff licensed engineer with appropriate experience and resume approved by FERC. The work will be performed within the currently adopted City of Ashland FY18/19 Biennium Budget.


It has been determined based on written findings that the Special Procurement will be unlikely to encourage favoritism in the awarding of public contracts or to substantially diminish competition for public contracts, and result in substantial cost savings or substantially promote the public interest in a manner that could not be realized by complying with the requirements that are applicable in ORS 279B.055, 279B.060, 279B.065, or 279B.070.


An affected person may protest the request for approval of a Special Procurement in accordance with ORS 279B.400 and OAR 137-047-0300.  A written protest shall be delivered to the following address: City of Ashland, Public Works Department, Paula Brown, P.E., 20 E. Main St. Ashland, OR.  The seven (7) protest period will expire at 5:00pm on October 24, 2017.


This public notice is being published on the City’s Internet World Wide Web site at least seven days prior to the award of a public contract resulting from this request for approval of a Special Procurement. 

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