Construction Terminology

Commonly used terms that you will see in our communications related to the bond projects are listed below.

CM/GC (Construction Management, General Contracting) - CM/GC is a unique method to accelerate project delivery consisting of two phases, design and construction.
ORS (Oregon Revised Statutes) - The ORS is published every two years. Each edition incorporates all laws, and changes to laws, enacted by the Legislative Assembly through the odd-numbered year regular session referenced in the volume titles for that edition. Each volume covers a variety of statutes. Public Contracting can be found in volume 7.  For more information please see The State of Oregon's webpage.
RFI (Request for Information) - Standard business process whose purpose is to collect written information about the capabilities of various suppliers, following a format that can be used for comparative purposes.
RFP (Request For Proposal) - A type of bidding solicitation often made through a bidding process by an agency or company interested in procurement of a commodity, service, or valuable asset.
RFQ (Request for Qualifications) - Standard business process whose purpose is to invite suppliers into a bidding process to bid on specific products or services.