(A) "Bid response" means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, supplied by the bidder in response to an invitation to bid.
(B) "Bidder" means the person or firm that submits a bid response to an invitation to bid.
(C) "Biobased Content" shall be determined based on the amount of biobased carbon in the material or product as a percentage of weight (mass) of the total organic carbon in the material or product.
(D) "Border state" means any state that is contiguous to Ohio and that does not impose a restriction greater than Ohio imposes pursuant to sections 125.09 and 125.11 of the Revised Code on persons located in Ohio selling products or services to agencies of that state.
(E) "Competitive sealed proposal" means offering of proposals in response to a request for proposal by a state agency for the purchase of supplies and/or services.
(F) "Domestic Source End Product" means
(1) an unmanufactured end product mined or produced in the United States, or
(2) an end product manufactured in the United States, if the cost of its components mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States, exceeds fifty per cent of the cost of all its components of foreign origin of the same class or kind as those that the department determines are not mined, produced, or manufactured in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities of a satisfactory quality are treated as domestic. Scrap generated, collected, and prepared for processing in the United States is considered domestic.
(G) "Emergency condition" means a situation that creates a threat to public health, welfare, safety, which may arise by reason of epidemics, riots, equipment failure or such other reasons as may be proclaimed by the governor; or which interrupts the operation of production facilities maintained by Ohio penal industries in its program for employment of prisoners.
(H) "Invitation to bid" or "ITB" means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting bids.
(I) "Offeree" means the state department, office, institution, board, or commission who is seeking to purchase supplies and/or services through a request for proposal.
(J) "Offeror" means the person or firm which submits a proposal in response to a request for proposal.
(K) "Ohio bid" means a bid received from a bidder offering Ohio products or a bidder demonstrating significant Ohio economic presence.
(L) "Post-consumer materials" means recovered materials that were generated by a business or consumer, have served their intended end uses, and have been separated or diverted from solid wastes for the purposes of collection, recycling and disposition.
(M) "Pre-consumer materials" means recovered materials that were production finished materials, products, or by products which did not reach the consumer for whose use they were intended, and have been diverted from solid wastes for the purposes of collection, recycling and disposition.
(N) "Proposal" means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, supplied by the offeror in response to a request for proposal.
(O) "Recovered materials" means waste materials and by products that have been recovered or diverted from solid waste.
(P) "Recycled content product" means a product made from pre-consumer or post-consumer recovered materials whose portion of weight or volume of recovered materials meets or exceeds the minimum content percentage standard guidelines established by the department of administrative services.
(Q) "Request for proposal" or "RFP" means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting proposals from offerors.
(R) "Significant Ohio economic presence" means business organizations that:
(1) Pay required taxes to the state of Ohio; and
(2) Are registered and licensed to do business in the state of Ohio with the office of the secretary of state; and
(3) Have ten or more employees based in Ohio, or seventy-five per cent or more of their employees based in Ohio.
(S) "State agency" has the same meaning as in section 1.60 of the Revised Code, but does not include the elected state officers, the general assembly or any legislative agency, a court or any judicial agency, or a state institution of higher education.
(T) "Specification" means any description of the physical or functional characteristics or of the nature of supplies or service to be purchased. It may include a description of any requirements for inspecting, testing, or preparing supplies or services for delivery.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/02/2014 and 03/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: RC 125.08, RC 125.082, RC 125.09
Rule Amplifies: RC 125.01, RC 125.08, RC 125.082, RC 125.09 , RC 125.11
Prior Effective Dates: 2/2/82, 11/25/82, 8/30/84, 5/5/95