123:5-3-07 Release of a government ordering office from purchasing requirements.

(A) The administrator may grant a government ordering office a waiver from the requirement to procure a particular product or service or a category of products or services pursuant to the requirements set forth in sections 125.60 to 125.6012 of the Revised Code. If the office determines:

(1) There is no qualified nonprofit agency or a qualified nonprofit agency represented by an agent available or willing to provide the requested product or service, or

(2) The office determines that a qualified nonprofit agency or qualified nonprofit agency represented by an agent, that is willing to provide the requested product or service, but is not qualified or capable to provide that product or service, or

(3) The office possesses specific information indicating that the government ordering office was dissatisfied with substantially similar or same products or services provided by the willing qualified nonprofit agency or the qualified nonprofit agency represented by an agent, or

(4) The office determines that the government ordering office made a good faith effort to reach agreement with the willing qualified nonprofit agency or an agent representing a qualified nonprofit agency regarding price, terms and specifications but could not reach such agreement.

(B) A government ordering office interested in obtaining a waiver from the requirement to procure products or services pursuant to the requirements set forth in sections 125.60 to 125.6012 of the Revised Code, shall request or allow their duly appointed designee to request such a release from the office of procurement from community rehabilitation programs on a form provided , and in manner prescribed by the office.

Effective: 01/01/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2012
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 125.603
Rule Amplifies: 125.607 , 125.609