153.51 Separate contracts - single, aggregate contract.

(A) If separate and distinct bids are required pursuant to section 153.50 of the Revised Code , no contract for the entire job, or for a greater portion thereof than is embraced in one such branch or class of work may be awarded, unless the separate bids do not cover all the work and materials required or the bids for the whole or for two or more kinds of work or materials are lower than the separate bids in the aggregate.

(B)

(1) If the public authority awards a single, aggregate contract for the entire project pursuant to division (A) of this section , the award shall be made to the bidder who is the lowest responsive and responsible bidder or the lowest and best bidder, as applicable, as specified in section 153.52 of the Revised Code.

(2) The public authority may assign all or any portion of its interest in the contract of the lowest responsive and responsible bidder or the lowest and best bidder, as applicable, to another successful bidder as an agreed condition for an award of the contract for the amount of its respective bid. Such assignment may include, but is not limited to, the duty to schedule, coordinate, and administer the contracts.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 04-09-1996