In general, a board of education must use competitive bidding to award the contract whenever the board is building, repairing, enlarging, improving, or demolishing any school building if the contract amount will exceed $50,000. There are certain exceptions, including cases of urgent necessity, the security and protection of school property, or other special circumstances when competitive bidding is not required.

OSBA fact sheet: Competitive Bidding
OSBA Legal Ledger, July 17, 2017, Paving and competitive bidding
RC 3313.46
RC 9.312

For more information, please contact Lenore Winfrey, senior administrative assistant of legal services, at (614) 540-4000.