Ok so "software licensing agreements and technical support with an estimated upfront worth of $60 million..." but somehow "six years of unlimited Oracle software and technical support included in the deal will save the state hundreds of millions of dollars in years to come"?
The only thing I can think of that paying those 60 million somehow costs the state of Oregon 100's of millions. That's one hell of of an overhead cost! No wonder they couldn't make the website work, for every $1 in insurance premium collected would have costed the state 10's of dollars I guess. Oracle saved them money by forcing them to go with the federal solution.
Maybe it's like with pumping gas in Oregon, they have laws that state that every check made for software licensing must go though a minimum number of bureaucrats and each bureaucrat has a fixed fee for processing the payment.
Or maybe it's the lawyer speak, "the $1 we save today will save billions" which is technically true if we invest that $1 today and the billions saved are in a billion years or so, assuming low risk returns. After all, this statement did come from an Attorney (General).