(A) If the director of administrative services wishes to enter into an installment payment contract pursuant to section 156.04 of the Revised Code or any other contract to implement one or more energy or water saving measures, the director may proceed under Chapter 153. of the Revised Code, or, alternatively, the director may request the controlling board to exempt the contract from Chapter 153. of the Revised Code.
If the controlling board by a majority vote approves an exemption, that chapter shall not apply to the contract and instead the director shall request proposals from at least three parties for the implementation of the energy or water saving measures. Prior to providing any interested party a copy of any such request, the director shall advertise, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the contract is to be performed, and may advertise by electronic means pursuant to rules adopted by the director, the director's intent to request proposals for the implementation of the energy or water saving measures. The notice shall invite interested parties to submit proposals for consideration and shall be published at least thirty days prior to the date for accepting proposals.
(B) Upon receiving the proposals, the director shall analyze them and, after considering the cost estimates of each proposal and the availability of funds to pay for each with current appropriations or by financing the cost of each through an installment payment contract under section 156.04 of the Revised Code, may select one or more proposals or reject all proposals. In selecting proposals, the director shall select the one or more proposals most likely to result in the greatest energy, water, or wastewater savings, operating costs savings, and avoided capital costs created.
(C) No contract shall be awarded to implement energy or water saving measures under this section, unless the director finds that both of the following circumstances exists:
(1) Not less than one-fifteenth of the costs of the contract shall be paid within two years from the date of purchase;
(2) In the case of a contract for a cogeneration system described in division (B)(8) of section 156.01 of the Revised Code, the remaining balance of the cost of the contract shall be paid within twenty years from the date of purchase, and, in the case of all other contracts, fifteen years.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.125,SB 315, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 10-12-1994