152.18 Competitive bidding on contracts.

Whenever the Ohio building authority constructs, reconstructs, rehabilitates, remodels, renovates, enlarges, improves, alters, maintains, equips, furnishes, repairs, paints, or decorates capital facilities pursuant to section 152.19, 152.21, or 152.31 of the Revised Code or buildings, facilities, and other properties for use and occupancy of persons pursuant to section 152.04 of the Revised Code, the authority shall make the necessary plans and specifications, and shall advertise for bids for all work to be placed under contract once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county within which the work is to be done, and shall award the contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder in accordance with section 9.312 of the Revised Code. When the authority determines, subject to approval by the controlling board, that a real and present emergency exists or if the cost of such a contract does not exceed fifty thousand dollars, such a contract may be awarded without advertising and receipt of bids. A bid guaranty pursuant to sections 153.54 to 153.571 of the Revised Code shall be required for any contract under this section.

In all other cases of capital facilities financed by the authority, the construction, reconstruction, enlargement, improvement, alteration, repair, painting, or decoration of capital facilities by or for the state or any governmental entity shall be the responsibility of the Ohio facilities construction commission or, with the consent of the Ohio facilities construction commission, shall be the responsibility of the state agency using the capital facility, or the governmental entity with which a state agency is participating pursuant to section 152.33 of the Revised Code, and shall be undertaken by the commission in compliance with Chapter 153. of the Revised Code, or by such state agency or governmental entity in accordance with otherwise applicable law. The rehabilitation, remodeling, renovation, maintenance, equipping, or furnishing of capital facilities by or for the state or any governmental entity shall be the responsibility of the department of administrative services or, with the consent of the department, the state agency or other governmental entity that is using the capital facility.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 09-17-1996; 2006 HB699 03-29-2007