4115.34 Procurement lists.

(A) Except as provided in section 4115.36 of the Revised Code, if any state agency, political subdivision, or instrumentality of the state intends to procure any product or service, it shall determine whether the product or service is on the procurement list published pursuant to section 4115.33 of the Revised Code; and it shall, in accordance with rules of the state committee for the purchase of products and services provided by persons with severe disabilities, procure such product or service at the fair market price established by the committee from a qualified nonprofit agency for persons with severe disabilities, if the product or service is on the procurement list and is available within the period required by that agency, subdivision, or instrumentality, notwithstanding any law requiring the purchase of products and services on a competitive bid basis. Sections 4115.31 to 4115.35 of the Revised Code do not apply if the products or services are available for procurement from any state agency, political subdivision, or instrumentality of the state and procurement from such agency, subdivision, or instrumentality is required under any law in effect on August 13, 1976.

(B) The committee and any state agency, political subdivision, or instrumentality of the state may enter into contractual agreements, cooperative working relationships, or other arrangements determined necessary for effective coordination and efficient realization of the objectives of sections 4115.31 to 4115.35 of the Revised Code and any other law requiring procurement of products or services from any state agency, political subdivision, or instrumentality of the state.

(C) Notwithstanding any other section of the Revised Code, or any appropriations act, that may require a state agency, political subdivision, or instrumentality of the state to purchase supplies, services, or materials by means of a competitive bid procedure, state agencies, political subdivisions, or instrumentalities of the state need not utilize the required bidding procedures if the supplies, services, or materials are to be purchased from a qualified nonprofit agency pursuant to sections 4115.31 to 4115.35 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-29-1995; 06-30-2005