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Notice of Cooperative Procurement

Oak Lodge Water Services (“OLWS") intends to purchase one (1) Caterpillar Front End Loader, model 926, directly from Peterson Machinery Co. as a cooperative procurement, pursuant to the OLWS Contracting and Purchasing Rules Article 9, Section E, Cooperative Procurements, which states:

“Cooperative procurements may be made without competitive solicitation as provided in the Public Contracting Code.”

Protests of the use of procurement method may be made to Plant Superintendent David Hawkins by email to, or by mail to 14496 SE River Road, Oak Grove 97267, and must be received before 5:00pm PST on June 30th, 2023. Written protests must include: (a) a detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds for the protest; (b) evidence or documentation supporting the grounds on which the protest is based; (c) a description of the resulting harm to the affected person; and (d) the relief requested. A fee will be charged to process the written protest. The fee will be calculated by using the hourly rate including benefits of the employee assigned to process the protest, multiplied by the amount of time spent so doing. Protests received after the deadline will not be considered. This notice is published as of June 22nd, 2023.

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