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Section 153.71 | Administrative rules.


(A) Any public authority planning to contract for professional design services or design-build services may adopt, amend, or rescind rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, to implement sections 153.66 to 153.70 of the Revised Code.

(B) Sections 153.66 to 153.70 of the Revised Code do not apply to any of the following:

(1) Any project with an estimated professional design fee of twenty-five thousand dollars or less;

(2) Any project with an estimated professional design fee of more than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars if both of the following requirements are met:

(a) The public authority selects a single design professional or firm from among those that have submitted a current statement of qualifications within the immediately preceding year, as provided under section 153.68 of the Revised Code, based on the public authority's determination that the selected design professional or firm is the most qualified to provide the required professional design services;

(b) The public authority and the selected design professional or firm comply with division (B) of section 153.69 of the Revised Code with respect to the negotiation of a contract.

(3) Any project determined in writing by the public authority head to be an emergency requiring immediate action including, but not limited to, any projects requiring multiple contracts let as part of a program requiring a large number of professional design firms of the same type.

Last updated July 6, 2022 at 9:17 AM

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