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5.68.020 Special Procurements.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 179802, 182213, 184427, 187373 and 189878, effective March 4, 2020.)

A.  This Chapter applies to City procurement of professional, technical and expert services.

B.  The following services are designated as classes of Special Procurements, and are exempt from the selection process outlined in the City’s Professional, Technical and Expert Services Manual and can be made by direct appointment under this Chapter:

1.  Processing of any claim for workers' compensation benefits;

2.  Physician or medical personnel to determine any prospective or current City employee's ability to work or return to work;

3.  Determining any reasonable accommodation that may be made to any job classification in the City; and

4.  Veterinary physician, specialist, or medical personnel required to determine any prospective or current City-owned service animal’s ability to work or return to work, or providing general medical upkeep to a City-owned service animal;

5.  Golf Course Management Agreements (including concessions and club house operations) of a duration not to exceed five years for the parks under the jurisdiction of the City of Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation.

6.  Modifications, including updates, upgrades, and enhancements by the licensor of intellectual property licensed to the City; or an authorized provider if the licensor does not directly provide the services.

7.  The City Attorney’s retention of expert witnesses and Consultants to assist the City Attorney’s Office in providing legal advice to the City, and outside legal counsel.

C.  If any emergency exists, as defined in PCC 5.33.130, the Chief Procurement Officer may authorize selection of a Consultant in accordance with PCC 5.33.130.

D.  If the services or expertise required for a project are only available from a “sole source” as defined in the PTE Manual, then the Chief Procurement Officer may authorize selection of a contractor without following the requirements of this Chapter or any Chapter of Portland City Code, but subject to the procedures outlined in the PTE Manual.

E.  The Chief Procurement Officer shall include all emergency and sole source Contracts in periodic reports to the City Council.

F.  If professional, technical or expert services are required in conjunction with the acquisition of goods, services, public improvements, construction services or some combination thereof, the Chief Procurement Officer may permit the acquisition of such services through the provisions of Chapter 5.33 or 5.34 of this Code instead of this Chapter.