(A) In accordance with rules the director shall adopt under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the director of administrative services may make purchases by competitive sealed bid. The competitive sealed bid, at a minimum, shall contain a detailed description of the supplies or services to be purchased, terms and conditions of the sale, and any other information the director considers to be necessary for the intended purchase. Competitive sealed bids shall be awarded as provided in section 125.11 of the Revised Code.
(B) The department of administrative services, in making a purchase by competitive sealed bid, shall give notice in the following manner:
(1) The department shall advertise the intended purchases by notice posted for the benefit of competing persons producing or dealing in the supplies or services to be purchased. The notice may be in any electronic form the director of administrative services considers appropriate to sufficiently notify competing persons of the intended purchases.
(2) The notice required under this division shall include the time and place where bids will be accepted and opened, or, when bids are made in a reverse auction, the time when bids will be accepted; the conditions under which bids will be received; the terms of the proposed purchases; and an itemized list of the supplies or services to be purchased and the estimated quantities or amounts of them.
(3) The notice required under this division shall be posted the number of days preceding the day when the bids will be opened or accepted that the director determines sufficient to enable interested bidders to prepare their bids.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Effective Date: 10-26-2001; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008