Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1380 By Senator Albritton 26-00572-20 20201380__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to construction contracts; amending s. 3 337.14, F.S.; exempting an airport from the 4 requirement that the entity performing design and 5 construction engineering and inspection services for a 6 certain project not be the same entity; providing an 7 effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (7) of section 337.14, Florida 12 Statutes, is amended to read: 13 337.14 Application for qualification; certificate of 14 qualification; restrictions; request for hearing.— 15 (7) A “contractor” as defined in s. 337.165(1)(d) or his or 16 her “affiliate” as defined in s. 337.165(1)(a) qualified with 17 the department under this section may not also qualify under s. 18 287.055 or s. 337.105 to provide testing services, construction, 19 engineering, and inspection services to the department. This 20 limitation does not apply to any design-build prequalification 21 under s. 337.11(7) and does not apply when the department 22 otherwise determines by written order entered at least 30 days 23 before advertisement that the limitation is not in the best 24 interests of the public with respect to a particular contract 25 for testing services, construction, engineering, and inspection 26 services. This subsection does not authorize a contractor to 27 provide testing services, or provide construction, engineering, 28 and inspection services, to the department in connection with a 29 construction contract under which the contractor is performing 30 any work. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the 31 contrary, for a project that is wholly or partially funded by 32 the department and administered by a local governmental entity, 33 except for a seaport listed in s. 311.09 or an airport as 34 defined in s. 332.004, the entity performing design and 35 construction engineering and inspection services may not be the 36 same entity. 37 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.