(A) Any definitions set forth in section 153.65 of the Revised Code that are not otherwise addressed in this rule are incorporated in these rules by reference.
(B) "Chief engineer" means the chief engineer of the department of natural resources, state of Ohio.
(C) "Department" means the department of natural resources, state of Ohio.
(D) "Director" means the director of the department of natural resources, state of Ohio, or the director's designee.
(E) "Professional design firm" means any person legally engaged in rendering professional design services.
(F) "Professional design services" means all services, including construction observation and management, within the scope of practice of an architect or landscape architect registered under Chapter 4703. of the Revised Code or a professional engineer or professional surveyor registered under Chapter 4733. of the Revised Code.
(G) "Qualifications" means all of the following:
(1) Competence of the professional design firm to perform the required professional design services as indicated by the technical training, education, and experience of the firm's personnel, especially the technical training, education, and experience of the employees within the firm who would be assigned to perform the services;
(2) Ability of the firm in terms of its workload and the availability of qualified personnel, equipment, and facilities to perform the required professional design services competently and expeditiously;
(3) Past performance of the firm as reflected by the evaluations of previous clients with respect to such factors as control of costs, quality of work, and meeting of deadlines;
(4) Other similar factors.
(H) "Special services or special studies" means services or studies within the scope of practice of an architect, landscape architect, professional engineer or professional surveyor which assist in project planning or decision making, such as environmental assessments, soil borings and analysis, conceptual or schematic designs, scope of services development, etc., but which do not produce plans and specifications for construction.