Oregon counties stand to gain $818 million from the American Recovery Plan enacted earlier this year. How can counties—large and small—create the most community benefit from those dollars?

One way is through modernizing how they procure goods and services.

On July 1, the State of Oregon will launch OregonBuys eProcurement system, replacing the longstanding Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN). OregonBuys is built upon Periscope Holdings’ public sector procurement software, used by more than 1,000 government organizations and 500,000 suppliers around the country.

Oregon’s cities, counties, special districts, and nonprofit organizations that are members of the Oregon Cooperative Procurement Program (ORCPP) can use OregonBuys. For information on becoming an