Guidance – Publishers
Oregon has procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.
Oregon does not distinguish between digital and non-digital materials. The process for digital materials is the same process as any other instructional material. Options for districts are to purchase off the state list or adopt independently. In order to get on the state list, a company must submit their materials for review as a part of the State Board of Education schedule for adoptions. Bids for specific content area materials are solicited based on this State Board of Education calendar for adoptions. School districts may adopt and use textbooks or other instructional materials in place of or in addition to those adopted by the State Board of Education provided they meet the guidelines and criteria established by the State Board of Education. Independent adoptions are good for six years.
Student data privacy
Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features
Oregon has guidelines for commercial and OER publishers, developers, and vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.
Oregon follows national AEM standards.
Request for Proposals/Request for Information
Oregon has a request for proposals/request for information process.
State Master Contract - Contract with State
Oregon has state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.
State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher
Oregon has state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.
State Pricing Negotiation
Oregon does not negotiate prices with publishers, vendors during the RFP/RFI process, and districts may purchase the materials directly from the vendor.
Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia
Oregon manages regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.
Occasionally, regional education service districts will negotiate purchasing pricing for their local school districts.
In Oregon, we also have the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) that does consortium prices across Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and beyond.