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ELC87-5

TO: Jack L. Burgess, Treasurer, John R. Morgan Campaign Committee :

You have requested an opinion on the following questions :

  1. Under Ohio Revised Code section 3517.13, divisions (I) and (J), does the office of the County Executive in Summit County have the ultimate responsibility for the award of contracts by the county in excess of $500?

2. Under Ohio Revised Code section 3517.13, divisions (I) and (J), when does the "two previous calendar years" period of time begin and end?

Syllabus:

1. Under the method by which purchase contracts for goods and general services in excess of $500 are currently awarded by Summit County, as described herein, the office of the County Executive is not considered to have ultimate responsibility for the award of such contracts for purposes of divisions (I) and (J) of Ohio Revised Code section 3517.13.

2. The phrase "two previous calendar years" as used in divisions (I) and (J) of Ohio Revised Code section 3517.13 means the two periods of January through December 31 preceding the year in which the contract is awarded.