Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in sections 123.01 and 123.10 of the Revised Code, a state university, a state community college, or the northeast Ohio medical university not certified pursuant to section 123.24 of the Revised Code may administer any capital facilities project for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, renovation, enlargement, or alteration of a public improvement under its jurisdiction for which the total amount of funds expected to be appropriated by the general assembly does not exceed four million dollars without the supervision, control, or approval of the Ohio facilities construction commission as specified in those sections, if both of the following occur:
(A) Within sixty days after the effective date of the section of an act in which the general assembly initially makes an appropriation for the project, the board of trustees of the institution notifies the chancellor of higher education in writing of its intent to administer the capital facilities project;
(B) The board of trustees complies with the guidelines established pursuant to section 153.16 of the Revised Code and all laws that govern the selection of consultants, preparation and approval of contract documents, receipt of bids, and award of contracts with respect to the project.
The chancellor shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that establish criteria for the administration by any such institution of higher education of a capital facilities project for which the total amount of funds expected to be appropriated by the general assembly exceeds four million dollars. The criteria, to be developed with the Ohio facilities construction commission and higher education representatives selected by the chancellor, shall include such matters as the adequacy of the staffing levels and expertise needed for the institution to administer the project, past performance of the institution in administering such projects, and the amount of institutional or other nonstate money to be used in financing the project. The chancellor and the Ohio facilities construction commission shall approve the request of any such institution of higher education that seeks to administer any such capital facilities project and meets the criteria set forth in the rules and in the requirements of division (B) of this section.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.18, HB 139, §1, eff. 4/29/2011.
Effective Date: 03-18-1999; 05-06-2005; 07-01-2006