(A) In accordance with sections 125.09 and 125.11 of the Revised Code, the university shall give preference to Ohio vendors, vendors from a "border state", and vendors that qualify as having a significant Ohio economic presence.
(B) A "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 product or services to agencies of that state. The Ohio department of administrative services current recognizes the following "border states": Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New York.
(C) "Significant Ohio economic presence" means business organizations that:
1) pay required taxes to the state of Ohio;
2) are registered and licensed to do business in the state of Ohio with the office of 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.