(A) Bids submitted pursuant to sections 307.86 to 307.92 of the Revised Code shall be in a form prescribed by the contracting authority and filed in the manner and at the time and place mentioned in the notice. The bids received shall be opened and tabulated at the time stated in the notice. Each bid shall contain the full name of each person submitting the bid. If the bid is in excess of fifty thousand dollars and for a contract for the construction, demolition, alteration, repair, or reconstruction of an improvement, it shall meet the requirements of section 153.54 of the Revised Code. If the bid is in excess of fifty thousand dollars and for any other contract authorized by sections 307.86 to 307.92 of the Revised Code, it may be accompanied by a bond or certified check, cashier's check, or money order on a solvent bank or savings and loan association in a reasonable amount stated in the notice but not to exceed five per cent of the bid, conditioned that the bidder, if the bidder's bid is accepted, shall execute a contract in conformity to the invitation and the bid.
(B) The board of county commissioners, by a unanimous vote of the entire board, may permit a contracting authority to exempt a bid from any or all of the requirements of section 153.54 of the Revised Code if the estimated cost is one hundred thousand dollars or less. If the board exempts a bid from any but not all of those requirements, the bid notice published in the newspaper pursuant to section 307.87 of the Revised Code shall state the specific bid guaranty requirements that apply. If the board exempts a bid from all requirements of section 153.54 of the Revised Code, the notice shall state that none of the requirements of that section apply.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.141, HB 509, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.64, HB 225, §1, eff. 3/22/2012.
Effective Date: 04-19-1988; 09-29-2005