(A) As used in this section, "state institution of higher education" has the same meaning as in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code.
(B) Each state institution of higher education shall establish competitive bidding procedures for the purchase of printed material and shall award all contracts for the purchase of printed material in accordance with those procedures. The procedures shall require the institution to evaluate all bids received for all contracts for the purchase of printed material in accordance with the criteria and procedures established pursuant to divisions (C)(1) and (2) of section 125.09 of the Revised Code for determining whether bidders will produce the printed material at manufacturing facilities within this state or in accordance with the criteria and procedures established pursuant to division (C)(4) or (5) of that section for determining whether bidders are otherwise qualified. An institution shall select, in accordance with the procedures it establishes under this section, a bid from among bidders that fulfill the criteria specified in the applicable divisions of section 125.09 of the Revised Code where sufficient competition can be generated within this state to ensure that compliance with this requirement will not result in paying an excessive price or acquiring a disproportionately inferior product. If there are two or more bids from among those bidders, it shall be deemed that there is sufficient competition to prevent paying an excessive price or acquiring a disproportionately inferior product.
Effective Date: 08-05-1981; 09-29-2005