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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.
H.B. 80
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?

For FYAmountNameAddressCityStateCountyZip Code
BWC01 2020 $231,743.00 SKC Inc 863 Valley View Rd Eighty Four PA 15330

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameFYAmountFYAmount
8260 855609 Safety and Hygiene 2020 $231,743.00 $.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 $231,743.00 for FY20 from fund 8260, ALI 855609 (Safety and Hygiene) to purchase 38 high/low flow air sampling pumps (5-pack kits) from SKC Inc., Eighty Four, PA.  
  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.

Air sampling - we can perform general area and personal breathing zone sampling to determine exposures to many types of airborne contaminants, compare the results to exposure guidelines, and provide advice on reducing exposures through engineering controls or personal protective equipment.

Recently on a regular basis, BWC safety and health consultants have been experiencing numerous failures with existing air sampling pumps at employer worksites. This equipment is vital to BWC's responsibility to test environments and promote safety in the workplace. The failures result in wasted travel time, inconvenience to the employer, and embarrassment to BWC. Air sampling pumps currently have an annual failure rate of approximately 20 percent. BWC has been attempting to repair the air pumps using new parts when available and used parts from equipment that is beyond repair. 190 air sampling pumps will be replaced at cost of $231,743.00. The new upgraded equipment is expected to have a lifespan of at least ten years. New pumps are necessary to allow consultants a to more efficiently and effectively provide service to Ohio employers.
  Additional appropriation for the air pumps was approved on Controlling Board Number BWC0100144, 2/10/2020.  
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: BWC0100149
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Other Quote
Release and Permit Release and Permit
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
SKC Inc 2020 $231,743.00 50K08449

Operating Request Required Information
Purchases of Supplies or Equipment - SKC Inc
Controlling Board Request No.: BWC0100149
1. Identify the supply or supplies/equipment and provide the amount of each item.
Supply/Equipment NamePrice per UnitNumber of UnitsAmount
Air Pumps $6,098.50 38 $231,743.00
Cite the account category,  subobject code, and amount of each item included in this purchase from this vendor.
ObjectSubobjectAmountNon-Exempt Amount
520 $231,743.00 $231,743.00
Total Amounts $231,743.00 $231,743.00
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 one quote was received from SKC Inc. Two other suppliers, Pine Environmental and Raeco submitted no-bid replies.
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. 1
e. For each proposal received provide:  
Name Proposal AmountAddressCityStateCounty
f. Explain why this vendor was selected.
It was the only quote received and they met the specs BWC requested in the RFQ.
g. Indicate who rated the responses and was involved in the selection of the vendor.
Jeffery Hutchison, Safety and Hygiene, Kevin Gartrell, Senior Sourcing Analyst
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 a neighboring state.