Contract Bidding: preference for U.S. and Ohio Products; bordering states, Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 125.09. Preference for Ohio products—bidders with a significant Ohio economic presence qualify for award on same basis as if products were produced in Ohio. Vendors from border states who do not impose greater restrictions on Ohio bidders are treated as Ohio bidders. Non-Ohio business restricted from bidding on printing contracts if home state excludes Ohio businesses from bidding on state printing contracts.
Printing: Printing to be done within state; exception for special paper, Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 125.56. All printing to be executed within Ohio except for printing contracts requiring special, security paper. Preference given to Ohio bidders in printing contracts requiring special, security paper as long as the price is not a price that exceeds by more than 5% the lowest price submitted on a non-Ohio bid.
Local Entities: Model system of preference, Ohio Admin. Code 123:5-1-11. Bidders with significant Ohio economic presence qualify for award of contract on same basis as products produced in Ohio.
Preference to Ohio bids or bidders from border states, provided border state imposes no greater restrictions than contained in this rule.
Purchasing: Implementation of domestic Ohio bid preference, Ohio Admin. Code 125:5-1-06. Domestic Ohio Bid preference with respect to supply and service contracts, other than construction contracts. A preference is awarded to an “Ohio bid” as long as the price does not exceed by more than 5% the lowest price submitted on a non-Ohio bid.
Preference is awarded to Ohio bids or bidders who are located in a border state, provided that the border state does not impose a greater restriction than contained in the Ohio Revised Code, § 125.09 and § 125.11.
Preferences: Procedure for Application of preferences, Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division, Domestic & In-State Preferences, PUR-003 (rev. Nov. 1, 2006). List of preferences and order of application for specified bid situations.
Local Entities: Preference for public improvement contracts, Ohio Admin. Code 123:5-1-11(D). Preference to contractor having principal place of business in Ohio on a reciprocal basis.
Public Improvements: Preference to Ohio contractors, Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 153.012. Application of reciprocal preference in favor of contractors who have their principal place of business in Ohio, for construction, public improvement, including highway improvement, contracts.