The county or contracting authority, as defined in section 307.92 of the Revised Code, may renew a lease which has been entered into for electronic data processing equipment, services, or systems, or a radio communications system at a cost in excess of fifty thousand dollars as follows:
(A) The lessor shall submit a written bid to the county or contracting authority that is the lessee under the lease, stating the terms under which the lease would be renewed, including the length of the renewal lease, and the cost of the renewal lease to the county or contracting authority. The county or contracting authority may require the lessor to submit a bond with the bid.
(B) The county or contracting authority shall advertise for and receive competitive bids, as provided in sections 307.87 to 307.90 of the Revised Code, for a lease under the same terms and for the same period as provided in the bid of the lessor submitted under division (A) of this section.
(C) The county or contracting authority may renew the lease with the lessor only if the bid submitted by the lessor under division (A) of this section is an amount less than the lowest and best bid submitted pursuant to competitive bidding under division (B) of this section.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.141, HB 509, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.
Effective Date: 09-23-1985