5501:2-12-04 Implementation of veteran-friendly business enterprise bid preference on the acquisition of professional services.

(A) Prior to the award of a contract for professional services under section 5526.05 of the Revised Code, the director of transportation shall determine if a qualified firm who would otherwise be eligible for contract award is a veteran-friendly business enterprise. If so, the director will continue with award of that contract if the director or the director's designee determines that selection of a veteran-friendly business enterprise firm will be most advantageous to this state. Where, otherwise, the director of transportation determines that it is most advantageous to propose the award of contract to other than a veteran-friendly business enterprise qualified firm, the director shall propose same.

(B) This rule shall not apply to contracts funded with federal funds unless prior approval of award is received from the United States secretary of transportation.

Effective: 4/28/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/10/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 9.318
Rule Amplifies: 5513.01, 5525.01, 5526.01