Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1626
                                Barcode 488222                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/03/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Budget (Bennett) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (112828) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 153 and 154
    5  insert:
    6         Section 4. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a state
    7  agency, a special district, or a local government may seek
    8  competitive bids for professional services. During the initial
    9  stage of this selection process, proposals shall be evaluated on
   10  the basis of the compensation proposed by the competing firms or
   11  vendors to provide professional services. A proposal shall then
   12  be evaluated on the basis of any other qualifications the
   13  agency, special district, or local government deems applicable
   14  to the selection of a qualified firm or vendor. Each agency that
   15  is subject to chapter 120, Florida Statutes, shall adopt rules
   16  for the competitive bidding of professional services.
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   19         And the title is amended as follows:
   20         Delete line 178
   21  and insert:
   22         and transferring that requirement to s. 215.985, F.S.;
   23         authorizing a state agency, a special district, or a
   24         local government to competitively bid professional
   25         services; providing a procedure for considering
   26         proposals for the selection of competing firms or
   27         vendors; requiring that each agency adopt rules;