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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
STATE OF OHIO
CONTROLLING BOARD
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
OPERATING REQUEST Controlling Board No.
AGR0100342
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  2/26/2018

GENERAL INFORMATION
Agency
Agriculture


Division/Institution
Administration
Waiver of Competitive Selection  (Revised Code Section 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (Revised Code Section 127.162)
Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Operating Transfer Request  (Revised Code Section 127.14)
      Appropriation
      Cash
      Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
2018-2019
Bill No.
HB 49
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?
No

VENDOR INFORMATION
For FYAmountNameAddressCityStateCountyZip Code
AGR01 2018 $300,000.00 889 Global Solutions, LTD 1156 Dublin Rd, Suite 105 Columbus OH Franklin 43215
AGR01 2019 $400,000.00 889 Global Solutions, LTD 1156 Dublin Rd, Suite 105 Columbus OH Franklin 43215
AGR01 2018 $200,000.00 Amerisochi, Inc 7923 Munson Rd Mentor OH Lake 44060
AGR01 2019 $300,000.00 Amerisochi, Inc 7923 Munson Rd Mentor OH Lake 44060
AGR01 2018 $500,000.00 Direct Resource, Inc 2121 Citygate Dr Columbus OH Franklin 43219
AGR01 2019 $600,000.00 Direct Resource, Inc 2121 Citygate Dr Columbus OH Franklin 43219

FUNDING INFORMATION
Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameFYAmountFYAmount
DPF 6520 700634 ANIMAL & CONSUMER ANALYTICAL 2018 $1,000,000.00 2019 $1,300,000.00

SIGNATURES
     
David Daniels 02/26/2018
   
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
   
02/05/2018 Christine Morrison
   
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
   
AGENCY CONTACT
Name:  Janelle Mead Title:  Deputy Director
Phone:  (614) 387 - 0911 Fax:  (614) 466 - 6124 E-Mail:  JMead@agri.ohio.gov
REQUIRED EXPLANATION OF REQUEST
  The Ohio Department of Agriculture respectfully requests Controlling Board approval for a waiver of competitive selection in the not-to-exceed amount of $1,000,000 in FY18 and $1,300,000 in FY19 from fund 6520, ALI 700634 (Animal, Consumer and ATL Labs), to obtain a variety of laboratory supplies, reagents, and equipment from multiple vendors. This request is for department-wide spending authority with various State of Ohio Certified Minority Business Enterprise vendors for FY18 & FY19.
 
  The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) operates four laboratories - the Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab, Consumer Protection Lab, Analytical Toxicology Lab, and the Plant Health Lab. In FY17, the total expenditure on lab testing supplies and reagents was $2,124,965, and $255,075 on laboratory equipment.

Ohio Revised Code Section 125.081 indicates that state agencies shall set aside 15% of purchases each fiscal year for MBE vendors. The vendors listed on this request each are able to provide a wide range of laboratory supplies, reagents, and equipment used by ODA's laboratories. The specific needs for FY18/19 are currently not known, as supplies and equipment are ordered on an as-needed basis. Once a need is identified, the purchase will be subject to competitive selection according to the Department of Administrative Services procurement guidelines.

Approval of the requested not-to-exceed amounts will enable the Department to utilize the requested vendors as needed during FY18 and FY19, and will be instrumental for ODA to reach the 15% MBE set-aside requirement. The requested amount for each vendor is an estimated amount, based on FY17 lab supply and equipment spending.
 
   
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: AGR0100342
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Other MBE/Edge
 
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
889 Global Solutions, LTD 2018 $300,000.00 Not Required
889 Global Solutions, LTD 2019 $400,000.00 Not Required
Amerisochi, Inc 2018 $200,000.00 Not Required
Amerisochi, Inc 2019 $300,000.00 Not Required
Direct Resource, Inc 2018 $500,000.00 Not Required
Direct Resource, Inc 2019 $600,000.00 Not Required

Operating Request Required Information
Purchases of Supplies or Equipment - 889 Global Solutions, LTD
Controlling Board Request No.: AGR0100342
1. Identify the supply or supplies/equipment and provide the amount of each item.
   
 
Supply/Equipment NamePrice per UnitNumber of UnitsAmount
Laboratory Supplies $300,000.00 1 $300,000.00
   
2. 
Cite the account category,  subobject code, and amount of each item included in this purchase from this vendor.
 
ObjectSubobjectAmountNon-Exempt Amount
526055 $300,000.00 $300,000.00
Total Amounts $300,000.00 $300,000.00
   
3.
Selection Process: Was this purchase subject to selection by a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process? No
Explain why this purchase was not subject to an RFP or RFQ process.
Vendor was competitively selected for various products during FY17. the purchases were based on identified needs, but the needs for FY18 and FY19 are currently unknown. Once a need is identified, the purchase will be subject to competitive selection according to the DAS procurement guidelines.
   
4. Contractor Procurement Compliance:
a. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy America? Yes
Explain: Vendor is located in Ohio
   
b. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy Ohio? Yes
Explain:Vendor is located in Ohio

Operating Request Required Information
Purchases of Supplies or Equipment - Direct Resource, Inc
Controlling Board Request No.: AGR0100342
1. Identify the supply or supplies/equipment and provide the amount of each item.
   
 
Supply/Equipment NamePrice per UnitNumber of UnitsAmount
Labororatory Supplies $500,000.00 1 $500,000.00
   
2. 
Cite the account category,  subobject code, and amount of each item included in this purchase from this vendor.
 
ObjectSubobjectAmountNon-Exempt Amount
526055 $500,000.00 $500,000.00
Total Amounts $500,000.00 $500,000.00
   
3.
Selection Process: Was this purchase subject to selection by a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process? No
Explain why this purchase was not subject to an RFP or RFQ process.
Vendor was competitively selected for various products during FY17. the purchases were based on identified needs, but the needs for FY18 and FY19 are currently unknown. Once a need is identified, the purchase will be subject to competitive selection according to the DAS procurement guidelines.
   
4. Contractor Procurement Compliance:
a. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy America? Yes
Explain: Vendor is located in Ohio.
   
b. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy Ohio? Yes
Explain:Vendor is located in Ohio.

Operating Request Required Information
Purchases of Supplies or Equipment - Amerisochi, Inc
Controlling Board Request No.: AGR0100342
1. Identify the supply or supplies/equipment and provide the amount of each item.
   
 
Supply/Equipment NamePrice per UnitNumber of UnitsAmount
   
2. 
Cite the account category,  subobject code, and amount of each item included in this purchase from this vendor.
 
ObjectSubobjectAmount
   
3.
Selection Process: Was this purchase subject to selection by a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process? No
Explain why this purchase was not subject to an RFP or RFQ process.
Vendor was competitively selected for various products during FY17. the purchases were based on identified needs, but the needs for FY18 and FY19 are currently unknown. Once a need is identified, the purchase will be subject to competitive selection according to the DAS procurement guidelines.
   
4. Contractor Procurement Compliance:
a. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy America? Yes
Explain: Vendor is located in Ohio.
   
b. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy Ohio? Yes
Explain:Vendor is located in Ohio.