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2006 Florida Statutes

Contracts for public construction works; utilization of minority business enterprises.
Section 255.101, Florida Statutes 2006

255.101  Contracts for public construction works; utilization of minority business enterprises.--

(1)  All county officials, boards of county commissioners, school boards, city councils, city commissioners, and all other public officers of state boards or commissions which are charged with the letting of contracts for public works and for the construction of public bridges, buildings, and other structures shall operate in accordance with s. 287.093, except that all contracts for the construction of state facilities should comply with provisions in s. 287.09451, and rules adopted pursuant thereto, for the utilization of minority business enterprises. When construction is financed in whole or in part from federal funds and where federal provisions for utilization of minority business enterprises apply, this section shall not apply.

(2)  Counties, municipalities, and special districts as defined in chapter 189, or other political subdivisions of the state are encouraged to be sensitive to the effect of job-size barriers on minority businesses. To this end, these governmental entities are encouraged to competitively award public construction projects exceeding $100,000.

History.--ss. 6, 26, ch. 94-322; s. 41, ch. 2001-61.