Posted by Megan E. Greulich on

This time of year, the legal division always receives an increase in questions about whether paving projects must be competitively bid. The Ohio Revised Code (RC) and federal law require competitive bidding in three situations, the most relevant of which appears in RC 3313.46

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Recently, we’ve received questions about whether a school district is required to seek bids for purchasing or installing energy conservation measures on installment payment or shared-savings contracts. Pursuant to RC 3313.372 and RC 3313.373, the short answer is no, school boards of education are not required to seek competitive bids.

The laws stipulate that a:

“board of education of a city, exempted village, local, or joint vocational school district may

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Posted by Megan Greulich on

There are three instances where boards of education must competitively bid:

  1. Boards of education must solicit bids to “build, repair, enlarge, improve or demolish any school building” if the cost of the work is over $25,000.
  2. Boards of education must competitively bid any contracts for the purchase of school buses.
  3. Boards of education must competitively bid when purchasing food and supplies, including management company services, if the cost is over $150,000.

The legal division often gets questions about whether the competitive bidding threshold…

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