The department of administrative services, in making a purchase by competitive selection pursuant to division (C) of section 125.05 of the Revised Code, shall give notice in the following manner:
(A) The department shall advertise the intended purchases by notice that is posted by mail or electronic means and that is for the benefit of competing persons producing or dealing in the supplies or services to be purchased, including, but not limited to, the persons whose names appear on the appropriate list provided for in section 125.08 of the Revised Code. The notice may be in the form of the bid or proposal document or of a listing in a periodic bulletin, or in any other form the director of administrative services considers appropriate to sufficiently notify qualified competing persons of the intended purchases.
(B) The notice required under division (A) of this section shall include the time and place where bids or proposals 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 or proposals 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.
(C) The posting of the notice required under division (A) of this section shall be completed by the number of days the director determines preceding the day when the bids or proposals will be opened or accepted.
(D) The department also shall maintain, in a public place in its office, a bulletin board upon which it shall post and maintain a copy of the notice required under division (A) of this section for at least the number of days the director determines under division (C) of this section preceding the day of the opening or acceptance of the bids or proposals. The failure to so additionally post the notice shall invalidate all proceedings had and any contract entered into pursuant to the proceedings.
Effective Date: 10-26-2001; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008