SECTION 35 Preference given printing within the state.
1283.35 Preference given printing within the state.—When awarding a contract to have materials printed, the agency, university, college, school district, or other political subdivision of this state awarding the contract shall grant a preference to the lowest responsible and responsive vendor having a principal place of business within this state. The preference shall be 5 percent if the lowest bid is submitted by a vendor whose principal place of business is located outside the state and if the printing can be performed in this state at a level of quality comparable to that obtainable from the vendor submitting the lowest bid located outside the state. As used in this section, the term “other political subdivision of this state” does not include counties or municipalities.
History.—ss. 1, 6, ch. 83-252; s. 4, ch. 88-32; ss. 7, 44, ch. 90-335; s. 6, ch. 2002-207; s. 12, ch. 2012-32.
“(1) The executive director of the Department of Revenue is authorized, and all conditions are deemed met, to adopt emergency rules under ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54(4), Florida Statutes, for the purpose of implementing this act.
“(2) Notwithstanding any provision of law, such emergency rules shall remain in effect for 6 months after the date adopted and may be renewed during the pendency of procedures to adopt permanent rules addressing the subject of the emergency rules.”