Department of Administrative Services - State Agencies, Boards, or Commissions - Purpose and objectives.

Published: 1980-07-10

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(A) The purpose of these rules is to develop and establish standards and specifications for the best interests of the state of Ohio by setting guidelines for an energy conservation program to procure commodities, equipment, and services.

(B) The objectives of these rules are as follows:

(1) To prepare, establish, and develop a minimum energy efficiency standard where possible and incept a life cycle costing formula for such energy-related commodities, equipment, and services, as well as review and amend, if necessary, those formulas now being used.

(2) To set guidelines for comparing various goods and services on their energy efficiency by using a uniform system.

(3) To establish and publish an index of all energy related products and services procured by the state of Ohio.

(4) To establish various standards for energy oriented products by promoting testing and analysis related to energy efficiency.

(5) To incept in all energy related bids, a precise requirement to furnish all energy related data required by section 125.09 of the Revised Code.

(6) To develop a communication system between the department of energy and the department of administrative services, standards & specifications section, which will:

(a) Provide for interchange of information, and

(b) Monitor experiences with energy conservation buying practices.

(7) To monitor the energy savings at various state agencies and institutions.

(8) To develop a maintenance program and/or criteria for each energy-related commodity to accomplish the monitoring concept.

(9) To set an example for local governments and serve as a consultant for energy conservation procurement through seminars and workshops.

(10) To promote the national goal of conserving the finite supply of energy available to us.