Section 125.607 | Ordering offices to purchase items at fair market price.
(A) Before purchasing any supply or service, a governmental ordering office shall determine, in compliance with section 125.035 of the Revised Code, whether the supply or service is on the procurement list maintained by the office of procurement from community rehabilitation programs. If the supply or service is on the list at an established fair market price, the government ordering office shall purchase it from the qualified nonprofit agency or approved agent at that price.
(B) If the supply or service is on the procurement list but a fair market price has not been established, the government ordering office shall attempt to negotiate an agreement with one or more of the listed qualified nonprofit agencies or approved agents. The office of procurement from community rehabilitation programs may accept as fair market price an agreement negotiated between the government ordering office and a qualified nonprofit agency or approved agent.
(C) If an agreement is not successfully negotiated, the office may establish a fair market price, or it may release a government ordering office from the requirements of this section.
(D) A purchase under divisions (A) to (C) of this section is not subject to any competitive selection or competitive bidding requirements, notwithstanding any other provision of law.
(E) The department of administrative services has the authority to structure or regulate competition among qualified nonprofit agencies for the overall benefit of the program.