Florida Senate - 2013 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1142 Barcode 419636 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: TP . 03/21/2013 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Montford) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 287.0577, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 287.0577 Small business participation in state contracting; 8 bundled contracts.— 9 (1) As used in this section, the term: 10 (a) “Bundled contract” means the consolidation of contracts 11 for the procurement of commodities or contractual services, at 12 least part of which may be provided or performed by one or more 13 small businesses, into a single contract that is not appropriate 14 for award to a small business as the prime contractor. 15 (b) “Small business” means a business entity organized for 16 profit that is independently owned and operated, that is not 17 dominant within the business entity’s industry, and that: 18 1. Currently is, and for at least the previous 3 years has 19 been, domiciled in the state. 20 2. Has a workforce of 25 or fewer employees, including 21 independent contractors or other contractual personnel. 22 3. Has had, for at least the previous 3 years, average 23 annual gross sales that do not exceed the following: 24 a. For a contractor licensed under chapter 489, $3 million 25 per year. 26 b. For a sole proprietorship performing contractual 27 services within the scope of the proprietor’s professional 28 license or certification, $500,000 per year. 29 c. For any other business entity, $1 million per year. 30 4. Currently has, and for at least the previous 3 years has 31 had, together with its affiliates, a net worth that does not 32 exceed $5 million. For a sole proprietorship, the net worth 33 limit of $5 million includes both personal and business 34 investments but does not include the proprietor’s primary 35 residence. 36 37 The term includes any such business entity organized as any form 38 of corporation, partnership, limited liability company, sole 39 proprietorship, joint venture, association, trust, cooperative, 40 or other legal entity. 41 (2) An agency must accept as responsive a bid by a small 42 business for a portion of a bundled contract. 43 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013. 44 45 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 46 And the title is amended as follows: 47 Delete everything before the enacting clause 48 and insert: 49 A bill to be entitled 50 An act relating to small business participation in 51 state contracting; creating s. 287.0577, F.S.; 52 defining the terms “bundled contract” and “small 53 business”; requiring state agencies to accept as 54 responsive a bid by a small business for a portion of 55 a bundled contract; providing an effective date.