PLEASE NOTE: ESC of Central Ohio offices are closed through at least July 26th. However, staff are prepared to serve you via email, phone, and/or videoconference. 
 
ESC of Central Ohio Central Office background check services reopened on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Background check and fingerprinting services are currently limited for educational personnel only, regardless of employer. This service is available by appointment only. Learn More

Noncompetitive Proposal when Procuring Personnel-Based Services

Uniform Guidance

The Ohio Educational Service Centers Association (OESCA), with the assistance of the ESC of Central Ohio Superintendent, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer, has been diligently working with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to develop an application allowing districts to utilize ESC's without the need to competitively bid the personnel-based services provided. ODE has released a couple of forms regarding the noncompetitive proposal process, one for ESC’s specifically and another for other entities. The form to have the ESC considered a noncompetitive entity is here.
 
We recommend that each district have the form approved by ODE whether or not purchases with Federal Funds exceed the $250,000 threshold for competitive proposals since there are quote requirements for purchases that are less.
 
To assist you in completing the ODE form, we have provided links to required ESC-related information below.
 
Questions? Please contact David Varda or David Weaver.  
 
ODE Form Assistance