Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1518 By Senator Gruters 23-00733-20 20201518__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to acquisition of certain professional 3 services; amending s. 287.055, F.S.; providing that 4 the Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act may not 5 be construed to prevent cooperative purchasing between 6 governmental agencies if certain criteria are met; 7 providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subsection (4) of section 12 287.055, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 13 287.055 Acquisition of professional architectural, 14 engineering, landscape architectural, or surveying and mapping 15 services; definitions; procedures; contingent fees prohibited; 16 penalties.— 17 (4) COMPETITIVE SELECTION.— 18 (d)
Nothing inThis act may not shallbe construed to 19 prohibit a continuing contract between a firm and an agency or 20 to prevent cooperative purchasing between governmental agencies 21 otherwise subject to this act if the following criteria are met: 22 1. The originating agency has procured professional 23 services in accordance with this act. 24 2. The professional services to be provided to the 25 originating agency are for a project in which the secondary 26 agency has a coordinated scope of work to be performed at the 27 same time for efficiency and to avoid conflicts in design and 28 work effort. 29 3. The procurement policies of the secondary agency permit 30 cooperative procurement. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.