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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:  2/26/2018

Rehabilitation and Correction

Operation Support Center
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 49
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?

For FYAmountNameAddressCityStateCountyZip Code
DRC01 2018 $237,468.12 Louise R. Polster Company 585 South High Street Columbus OH Franklin 43222

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameFYAmountFYAmount
5AF0 501609 State and Non-Federal Awards 2018 $237,468.12 $.00

Gary Mohr 02/26/2018
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
01/25/2018 Christine Morrison
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Kyle Petty Title:  Legislative Director
Phone:  (614) 752 - 1156 Fax:  (614) 728 - 1578 E-Mail:
  The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction respectfully requests Controlling Board approval for an agency released competitive opportunity in the not to exceed amount of $237,468.12 from fund 5AF0, ALI 501609 (State and Non-Federal Awards), in FY18, to contract with Louise R. Polster Company, Columbus, Franklin County, to provide the preparation, delivery, training, installation and warranty for the purchase of four food pulpers for use at four different institutions.

  This Request for Proposal (RFP) solicited proposals for food pulpers to be used at ORW, LeCI, TCI and ToCI to reduce food waste volumes. Louise R. Polster Company was the lowest bid received out of the two proposals received.

Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW), Marysville, Union County opened in 1916 and houses approximately 2,440 female inmates.

Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI), Lebanon, Warren County, opened in 1960, and houses approximately 2,360 male inmates.

Trumbull Correctional Institution (TCI), Leavittsburg, Trumbull County, opened in 1992, and houses approximately 1,408 male inmates.

Toledo Correctional Institution (ToCI), Toledo, Lucas County, opened in 2000, and houses approximately 577 male inmates.

This request is submitted in accordance with Section 127.162 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: DRC0101797
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Contract Contact and Selected Vendor Bid
Response to RFP from selected vendor Louise R. Polster Company Bid
Other MBE Form
Release and Permit Release and Permit
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
Louise R. Polster Company 2018 $237,468.12 50K04921 01/10/2018 State Purchasing

Operating Request Required Information
New Contract - Louise R. Polster Company
Controlling Board Request No.: DRC0101797
1. Selection Process: Was this contract subject to selection by a Request for Proposal (RFP),
Request for Qualification (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI) process? Yes
 a. Explain how the RFP, RFQ or RFI was publicized or advertised.
     The RFP was publicized on the DRC and DAS web-sites.
 b. Number of proposals distributed.  2
 c. Number of days in which interested parties had to respond to the RFP, RFQ or RFI. 14
 d. Number of proposals received. 2
 e. Information for each proposal received (or see attachment).
Name Proposal AmountAddressCityStateCounty
Louise R. Polster Company $237,468.12 585 South High Street Columbus OH Franklin
Integrated Veterans Services, LLC $249,500.00 906 St. Francis Drive, Suite B Santa Fe NM
 f. Explain why this contractor was selected.
    This vendor was selected as their bid was the lowest and most responsible. Additionally, this vendor is located in Columbus, OH.
 g. Indicate who rated the responses and was involved in the selection of the contractor.
     The responses were rated by DRC's Energy Conservation and Sustainability Administrator, Jacqueline Langhals, and DRC's Contract Project Manager, Yolanda Cooks.
2. Provide the following selected contractor information:
Louise R. Polster Company
585 South High Street
Columbus,   OH  43222
County: Franklin
3. Contractor's location from which all or most of the contract work will be performed, if different from the
location of principal place of business. (For institutional agencies, cite the location of the institution,
including the city and county, where services are to be performed.)
Louise R. Polster Company
585 South High Street
Columbus,     43222
4. Institutional agencies only: Is the contractor currently performing services at the institution listed above?No
5. Specify the deliverables of this contract or describe the scope of service(s) to be performed by this contractor.
The vendor will be providing the preparation, delivery, training, installation and one (1) year warranty (labor and preventative maintenance) for the purchase of four (4) food pulpers for use at ORW, LeCI, TCI and ToCI to reduce food waste volumes.
6. Cite the account category of expense being used for this purchase of service(s).
Account CategorySubobjectAmountNon-Exempt Amount
530150 $237,468.12 $237,468.12

Total Amounts $237,468.12 $237,468.12
Duration of this contract (beginning and ending dates) within the fiscal biennium.
Beginning Date Ending Date
01/01/2018 06/30/2018
8. Is the contractor already performing work under this contract? No
9. Identify all state contracts which the selected contractor has had approved by the Controlling Board
since the beginning of the last fiscal year through this fiscal year to date. Also include contracts approved
for this agency or institutions of higher education.
a. Total number of contracts. 0
b. For each contract list the state agency and the contract amount.
AgencyContract/Agreement AmountFY
10. Contractor Procurement Compliance:
a. Is this contractor in compliance with Buy America? Yes
  Explain: The vendor is located in Columbus, OH.
b. Is this contractor in compliance with Buy Ohio? Yes
Explain: The vendor is located in Columbus, OH.
Provide the following employee information: Nationwide Ohio
Total Number of Employees 0    100   
Percentage of Women 0% 10%
Percentage of Minorities 0% 10%
12. What percent of the work will be done by subcontractors?  0
  If more than 50%, provide the same information for each subcontractor as requested in number 11 above for the contractor.
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
13.  Provide all subsequent renewal schedules (beginning and ending dates) and amounts associated with this contract.

A contract renewal is the exercise of an option to enter into a subsequent contract with a vendor in accordance with renewal provisions specified in a preceding contract.
Beginning DateEnding DateTotal Lease Amount
Explain contract provisions.