Contracts for the operation of public service facilities shall be made in writing by the director of natural resources with the person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation whose bid, in consideration of the public interest, is determined by the director to be the best bid received, after advertisement for bids has been published for four consecutive weeks in a newspaper having a general circulation in each county in which the facility is situated. The notice for bids shall set forth the pertinent facts concerning the facility and the periods of required operation during the year and shall refer to the conditions of operation and the terms of the contract which shall be on file in the office of the director and open to public inspection, except that questionnaires and financial statements submitted under this section shall be confidential and shall not be open to public inspection. Contracts for the operation of public service facilities shall contain provisions ensuring that the facilities will be open to the public at reasonable rates and without discrimination as to race, creed, or color, and such other provisions as the director considers necessary to satisfy the needs of the people of the state for public park facilities.
This section does not apply to any lease and contract executed under section 1501.012 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 05-03-1990 .