(A) Foreign corporations-section 5525.18 of the Revised Code provides that the director of transportation shall not enter into a contract with a foreign corporation until the Ohio secretary of state has certified that such corporation is authorized to do business in Ohio. Therefore, a copy of such certificate must accompany the application of qualification. A certificate of qualification shall not be issued until the certification from the secretary of state is furnished.
(B) Non-resident partnership or proprietorship-section 5525.18 of the Revised Code provides that the director of transportation shall not enter into a contract with a person or partnership non-resident of the state until such person or partnership has filed with the secretary of state a power of attorney designating the secretary of state as his/their agent for the purpose of accepting service of summons in any action brought in this state against such person or partnership. A copy of such power of attorney must be submitted with the application for qualification and a certificate of qualification shall not be issued until it is furnished.