State of Ohio
Green Space - Project Managers Page

Request to Proceed

An approved Request to Proceed is required prior to acquisitions, easements or property improvements. This must be filled out electronically, printed and then submitted via US mail. OPWC will issue a Notice to Proceed following approval of Request to Proceed.

  • Request to Proceed Instructions  
  • Request to Proceed Form  
  • Request to Proceed status - Use this link to see if a Request to Proceed has been issued.  
  • Appraisal Standards  
  • Deed Restriction Language  
  • Easement Language  
  • Title Insurance Selection  
  • Land Acquisition Disbursement Pre-Closing Flow Chart  
  • Real Estate Purchase Contract  
  • ODOT Prequalified Appraisers; See “Prequalifications Lists” on left-side of the following ODOT webpage -   Information is located on the Tab entitled “Right of Way”
Local Match and In-Kind
  • Local Match Policy, Prepaids & In-Kind     
  • In Kind Contributions Time Reporting Record  
  • Equipment Usage Report  
  • ODOT Equipment Rates 2018      2017      2016     
  • FEMA Equipment Rates (Use for equipment not identified on ODOT Schedule)  
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) ORC 164.07     OAC 164.1-32     –  This item only applies to a local government if making a direct purchase of supplies, materials and equipment. If so, 15% of those purchases must be from a state certified MBE supplier.  
  • ODOT’s Cooperative Purchasing Program - Local governments may use the 800 series contracts to apply toward the MBE requirement when making direct purchases. These contracts are with MBE vendors.  
Site Improvement Contractual Requirements

The items listed below apply to OPWC-funded projects and are required to be incorporated into contractual documents. The OPWC has developed proposal notes to cover these items and encourages the inclusion of its proposal notes into local bid documents to ensure incorporation of these requirements. Each topic listed beneath the Proposal Notes is accompanied by a link to either cite law or for obtaining additional information. If your site improvement project includes federal funds, check with the appropriate agency to see if federal requirements prevail (e.g. prevailing wages, removal of Ohio preferences).

            OPWC Bid Proposal Notes:    

  • Use of Domestic Steel (Load-bearing structural purposes only) ORC 153.011  
  •  State Prevailing Wages     NOTE: Invasive species removal is categorized as Landscaping and falls under State Prevailing Wage law.  
    For wage rates select “Wage and Hour” under “Look it Up”. State Prevailing wage rates do not apply if project cost is less than the thresholds provided by the Ohio Department of Commerce. For thresholds select “Wage and Hour” under “Find Forms & Publications”. (If OPWC project is partly funded with federal funds, ask federal fund source if federal wage rates are required which prevail over state wage rates.   )
  • Unresolved Finding for Recovery which may be checked at the State Auditor’s website.  
  • Ohio Workers' Compensation Coverage ORC 4123.01  
  • Drug-Free Work Place  
  • Ohio Preference ORC 164.05 (A) (6) & 
  • Bid Guaranty ORC 153.54  
  • Ethics Law ORC 102.03   102.04
  • Ohio EEO Compliance - Should you have questions about the State of Ohio’s EEO law and provisions please contact the Department of Administrative Services, EEO Division, at 614.466.8380 or by visiting their web site.     

In addition to the above listed items OPWC contractual language requires clauses pertaining to Public Liability, Property Damage and Vehicle Liability Insurance.

Additional Resources
  • OPWC Policy  
  • Floodplain Management Requirements       List of Floodplain Administrators  
  • Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) Law for Choosing Professional Engineers, Architects & Surveyors  
  • Sample Bid Advertisement  
  • Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc. (ACF)  
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)  
Sign Specifications and Graphics

Project signage page