(A) Upon the request of a state agency or the director of budget and management, the controlling board may approve the making of a purchase if the agency seeking to make the purchase has met both of the following requirements:
(1) The agency has utilized one of the following competitive selection or evaluation and selection processes:
(a) The requirements for competitive sealed bidding under section 125.07 of the Revised Code;
(b) The requirements for competitive sealed proposals under section 125.071 of the Revised Code;
(c) The requirements for reverse auctions under section 125.072 of the Revised Code;
(d) The evaluation and selection requirements for professional design services under section 153.69 of the Revised Code;
(e) Agency released competitive opportunity that demonstrates a competitive process involving a request for proposals, request for qualifications, or request for information.
(2) The agency has provided in its request to the board a detailed explanation of the competitive selection or evaluation and selection process it utilized.
(B) The controlling board, by a majority vote, may disapprove or defer a request submitted under this section or request that the agency resubmit the request pursuant to section 127.16 of the Revised Code if the agency fails to demonstrate it utilized one of the competitive selection or evaluation and selection requirements described in division (A)(1) of this section.
(C) Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify the cumulative purchasing thresholds established in divisions (B) and (E) of section 127.16 of the Revised Code.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.