Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 506
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Perry) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 255.103, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         255.103 Construction management or program management
    8  entities.—
    9         (4) A governmental entity’s authority under subsections (2)
   10  and (3) includes entering into a continuing contract for
   11  construction projects, pursuant to the process provided in s.
   12  287.055, in which the estimated construction cost of each
   13  individual project under the contract does not exceed $5 $2
   14  million. For purposes of this subsection, the term “continuing
   15  contract” means a contract with a construction management or
   16  program management entity for work during a defined period on
   17  construction projects described by type which may or may not be
   18  identified at the time of entering into the contract.
   19         Section 2. Paragraph (g) of subsection (2) of section
   20  287.055, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   21         287.055 Acquisition of professional architectural,
   22  engineering, landscape architectural, or surveying and mapping
   23  services; definitions; procedures; contingent fees prohibited;
   24  penalties.—
   25         (2) DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of this section:
   26         (g) A “continuing contract” is a contract for professional
   27  services entered into in accordance with all the procedures of
   28  this act between an agency and a firm whereby the firm provides
   29  professional services to the agency for projects in which the
   30  estimated construction cost of each individual project under the
   31  contract does not exceed $5 $2 million, for study activity if
   32  the fee for professional services for each individual study
   33  under the contract does not exceed $500,000, $200,000, or for
   34  work of a specified nature as outlined in the contract required
   35  by the agency, with the contract being for a fixed term or with
   36  no time limitation except that the contract must provide a
   37  termination clause. Firms providing professional services under
   38  continuing contracts shall not be required to bid against one
   39  another.
   40         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
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   44  And the title is amended as follows:
   45         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   46  and insert:
   47                        A bill to be entitled                      
   48         An act relating to the public procurement of services;
   49         amending s. 255.103, F.S.; revising the maximum dollar
   50         amount for continuing contracts for construction
   51         projects; amending s. 287.055, F.S.; revising the term
   52         “continuing contract” to increase certain maximum
   53         dollar amounts for professional architectural,
   54         engineering, landscape architectural, and surveying
   55         and mapping services; providing an effective date.