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Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing 
The Medford School District Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing before the Local Contract Review Board at their next regularly scheduled Board meeting.


In the Matter of Exemption                  )                                  
Request of                                                  ) 
Medford School District 549C               ) 
CM/GC NMHS Gym Seismic Retrofit   ) 

ORS 279C.335 (1) requires, with certain exceptions, that all Public Improvement contracts be based on competitive bids and, under ORS 279C.375, awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. ORS 279C.335 (2) permits the Local Contract Review Board, which in this case is the Medford School District 549C School Board, to grant, under certain conditions, specific exemptions from the requirement for competitive bidding upon the approval of specified findings. 

OAR 137-049-0620 (1), allows the Local Contract Review Board to exempt a Public Improvement contract from the requirements to be competitively bid, provided written findings supporting the use of non-competitive bid process show compliance with OAR 137-049-0600 to 137-049-0690 and applicable statues. 

Medford School District 549C (“the District”) will receive comments from the public regarding the draft findings for a special exemption to use the Construction Manager/General Contractor (“CM/GC”) procurement method for the seismic retrofit to the existing gymnasium at North Medford High School. The hearing for review of these findings will be held at 6:00 PM on January 25, 2024 at Oakdale Middle School in the Multi-Purpose Room (230), 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford, OR 97501, as published in the public notice in the Daily Courier and the Daily Journal of Commerce on January 10, 2024. Facts and Findings can be found on the Medford School District website at

Facts and Findings