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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
OPERATING REQUEST Controlling Board No.
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  6/15/2020

Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation
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)
      Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
HB 80
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?

For FYAmountNameAddressCityStateCountyZip Code
BWC01 2020 $196,546.62 Premier Safey 434 Alexandersville Rd Miamisburg OH Franklin 45342

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameFYAmountFYAmount
8260 855619 Safety & Hygiene Admin 2020 $196,546.62 $.00

Stephanie B. McCloud 06/15/2020
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
05/22/2020 W. Fletch Zimpher
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Mark A Later Title:  Director, Fiscal Operations
Phone:  (614) 466 - 1032 Fax:  (614) 621 - 2256 E-Mail:
  The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation respectfully requests Controlling Board approval of an agency-released competitive opportunity in the amount of $196,546.62 for FY20 from fund 8260, ALI 855609 (Safety and Hygiene) to purchase 14-EDGE 5-10 unit packs with dock AC-300 calibrator kits (dosimeters) from Premier Safety, Miamisburg, OH.  
  BWC's Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH) provides a variety of programs, services and resources to help Ohio employers create a safe and healthy workplace. Our mission is to maintain a healthy, productive and competitive workforce in Ohio by preventing occupational accidents, injuries and illnesses. Businesses that have built safety and wellness into their workplace cultures reap many benefits, including fewer accidents, lower workers' compensation costs and more productive employees. BWC's safety and health professionals throughout the state are available to help every Ohio employer in every industry reduce the risk of employee injury and illness.

BWC's industrial hygiene consultants help employers in all industries determine occupational exposures and reduce the risk of occupational illnesses due to environmental stressors, noise, and contact with or inhalation of chemicals, harmful dusts, fumes or vapors.

Noise sampling - We can use sound level meters and noise dosimeters to determine noise levels, compare results to exposure guidelines, and help develop noise reduction interventions and hearing conservation programs.

Regularly, BWC safety and health consultants have been experiencing numerous failures with existing noise dosimeter equipment at employer worksites. This equipment is vital to BWC's responsibility to promote safety in the workplace. The failures result in wasted travel time, inconvenience to the employer, and embarrassment to BWC. The current noise dosimeters being used by BWC's Safety & Hygiene field staff have an annual failure rate of approximately 20 percent. BWC repairs them using new parts when available and used parts from equipment that is beyond repair. Over 70 percent of the noise dosimeters in use are more than eleven years old, well past the normal useful life for this type of equipment. This request to purchase new noise dosimeter equipment will greatly assist to alleviate the current situation of failing equipment.
  Additional appropriation for the dosimeters was approved on Controlling Board Number BWC0100144, 2/10/2020.  
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: BWC0100148
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Release and Permit Release and Permit
Other Quote
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
Premier Safey 2020 $196,546.62

Operating Request Required Information
Purchases of Supplies or Equipment - Premier Safey
Controlling Board Request No.: BWC0100148
1. Identify the supply or supplies/equipment and provide the amount of each item.
Supply/Equipment NamePrice per UnitNumber of UnitsAmount
Dosimeters $14,023.33 14 $196,326.62
Shipping $220.00 1 $220.00
Cite the account category,  subobject code, and amount of each item included in this purchase from this vendor.
ObjectSubobjectAmountNon-Exempt Amount
520 $196,546.62 $196,546.62
Total Amounts $196,546.62 $196,546.62
Selection Process: Was this purchase subject to selection by a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process? Yes
a. Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) for this purchase was issued, how was the RFP/RFQ publicized or advertised? Explain.
An RFQ was issued and a bid was received from Premier Safety and TSI Inc.
b. Number of proposals distributed. 3
c. Number of days in which interested parties had to respond to the RFP or RFQ. 12
d. Number of proposals received. 2
e. For each proposal received provide:  
Name Proposal AmountAddressCityStateCounty
TSI Inc $212,295.86 500 Cardigan Rd Shoreview MN
Premier Safety $196,546.62 422 Alexandersville Rd Miamisburg OH
f. Explain why this vendor was selected.
Premier Safety met the specifications and was the lowest quote.
g. Indicate who rated the responses and was involved in the selection of the vendor.
Jeffery Hutchison of Safety and Hygiene and Kevin Gartrell Senior Sourcing Analyst reviewed the responses.
4. Contractor Procurement Compliance:
a. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy America? Yes
Explain: The supplier is located in the United States.
b. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy Ohio? Yes
Explain:The supplier is located in Ohio.