government contracts

Higher Education Coordinating Commission audit

Audit: Higher education agency struggles to follow state contracting rules (Oregonian, 12/13/2017)

Higher Education Coordinating Commission failed to follow Oregon law (Statesman Journal, 12/13/2017)

Higher Education Coordinating Commission needs to address weaknesses in procurement practices (2017) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Department of Transportation

ODOT resists changes to road-quality oversight (Portland Tribune, 3/16/2017)

Review of Oregon Department of Transportation asphalt mix specification, phase II: interim report, review of specifications and comparison with other states (2016) Oregon Department of Transportation

Prevailing wage investigations

State recovers nearly $200K in wages for employees of Hillsboro janitorial company (Oregonian, 11/25/2015)

Hillsboro firm underpaid janitors by $132,000 for work on University of Oregon athletic and Junction City hospital projects, state says (Register Guard, 11/26/2015)

prevailingWagePrevailing wage rates for public works contracts in Oregon (semiannual) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

definitionsDefinitions of covered occupations for public works contracts in Oregon (serial) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

Cover Oregon implementation report

Kitzhaber cleans house, announces reforms in wake of Cover Oregon health insurance exchange report (Oregonian, 3/21/2014)

Bruce Goldberg resigns as Oregon Health Authority director, will continue at Cover Oregon (Oregonian, 3/21/2014)

Gov. John Kitzhaber announces consultant’s findings, resignation of top health administrator (Oregonian, 3/21/2014)

Cover Oregon housecleaning claims third top manager, governor demands more changes (Statesman Journal, 3/21/2014)

Legal recourse stymied by Cover Oregon audit (Statesman Journal, 3/21/2014)

Health Care Exchange in Oregon Not Meeting High Hopes (New York Times, 3/21/2014)

FirstDatareportCover Oregon website implementation assessment : assessment report [PDF] (2014) Oregon Office of the Governor

Diverse businesses

Governor’s report: $33 million in contracts awarded to diverse Oregon firms last year (Statesman Journal, 4/10/2012)

Oregon boosts minority, women business contracting (Oregon Business Journal, 4/12/2012)

calendarCalendar year … activities and program participation [PDF] (annual) Oregon Governor’s Office of Economic & Business Equity