(A) This rule shall govern when the director of the Ohio department of rehabilitation and correction decides to seek contract proposals for the private operation and management of the initial intensive program prison established pursuant to section 5120.033 of the Ohio revised code.
This rule establishes the minimum criteria and specifications that a person or entity must satisfy in order to be eligible to make such a proposal.
(B) Any person or entity that applies as a contractor to operate and manage the initial intensive program prison shall satisfy one or more of the following minimum criteria:
(1) At the time of the application, operates and manages one or more facilities accredited by the American correctional association; or
(2) Meets all of the following criteria and specifications:
(a) Possess organizational qualifications that includes one or more senior management staff with the following experience:
(i) At least three years operating and managing an adult correctional facility containing at least two hundred and fifty (250) beds; and
(ii) The drafting of policy and procedures and the application process for seeking accreditation of an adult correctional institution from the American correctional association.
(B) Provides either annual financial statements audited by independent certified public accountants demonstrating a viable going concern, or if not available, other financial statements demonstrating sufficient financial backing to perform the contract.
(c) Registered to do business in the State of Ohio.
(C) Failure to meet minimum qualifications set forth in either (B)(1) or (B)(2) of this rule shall result in a proposal being rejected by the department. Thus, the proposal will receive no further consideration and evaluation in the competitive bid process.