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Oregon state law regarding VOBs and SDVOBs:

1) A contracting agency may require a contractor to subcontract some part of a contract to, or to obtain materials to be used in performing the contract from, a business enterprise that is certified under ORS 200.055 as an emerging small business or a business enterprise that is owned or controlled by a disabled veteran, as defined in ORS 408.225.

(2) A contracting agency may require a contractor to subcontract some part of a contract to, or to obtain materials to be used in performing the contract from, a business enterprise that is certified under ORS 200.055 as an emerging small business and that, as identified by the contracting agency, is located in or draws the business enterprise’s workforce from economically distressed areas, as designated by the Oregon Business Development Department.

(3) A contracting agency may require that a public contract be awarded to a responsible bidder, as defined in ORS 200.005, who the contracting agency determines has made good faith efforts as prescribed in ORS 200.045 (3). For purposes of this subsection, “responsible bidder” includes a responsible proposer that has made good faith efforts as prescribed in ORS 200.045 (3). [2003 c.794 §14; 2005 c.103 §5; 2009 c.235 §2]

Essentially, this means that contracting agencies may require contractors working with the state to subcontract to VOBs

Oregon Links:

Veteran’s Affairs: State Resources for Veteran Benefits

SBDC: Small Business Development Center

Veterans Mean Business an Oregon program designed to help VOBs.

Procurement: Doing Business with Oregon