(A) The chancellor of the Ohio board of regents may contract with any consultants that are necessary for the discharge of the chancellor's duties under this chapter.
(B) The chancellor may purchase, upon the terms that the chancellor determines to be advisable, one or more policies of insurance from insurers authorized to do business in this state that insure consultants who have contracted with the chancellor under division (A) of this section or members of an advisory committee appointed under section 3333.04 of the Revised Code, with respect to the activities of the consultants or advisory committee members in the course of the performance of their responsibilities as consultants or advisory committee members.
(C) Subject to the approval of the controlling board, the chancellor may contract with any entities for the discharge of the chancellor's duties and responsibilities under any of the programs established pursuant to sections 3333.12 , 3333.122 , 3333.21 to 3333.28 , and 5120.55 , and Chapter 5910. of the Revised Code. The chancellor shall not enter into a contract under this division unless the proposed contractor demonstrates that its primary purpose is to promote access to higher education by providing student financial assistance through loans, grants, or scholarships, and by providing high quality support services and information to students and their families with regard to such financial assistance. Chapter 125. of the Revised Code does not apply to contracts entered into pursuant to this section. In awarding contracts under this division, the chancellor shall consider factors such as the cost of the administration of the contract, the experience of the contractor, and the contractor's ability to properly execute the contract.
Effective Date: 12-02-1996; 09-29-2005; 2007 HB2 05-15-2007; 2008 HB562 06-24-2008