Florida Senate - 2020                              CS for SB 506
       By the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
       and Senator Perry
       585-02223-20                                           2020506c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the public procurement of services;
    3         amending s. 255.103, F.S.; revising the maximum dollar
    4         amount for continuing contracts for construction
    5         projects; amending s. 287.055, F.S.; revising the term
    6         “continuing contract” to increase certain maximum
    7         dollar amounts for professional architectural,
    8         engineering, landscape architectural, and surveying
    9         and mapping services; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 255.103, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         255.103 Construction management or program management
   16  entities.—
   17         (4) A governmental entity’s authority under subsections (2)
   18  and (3) includes entering into a continuing contract for
   19  construction projects, pursuant to the process provided in s.
   20  287.055, in which the estimated construction cost of each
   21  individual project under the contract does not exceed $5 $2
   22  million. For purposes of this subsection, the term “continuing
   23  contract” means a contract with a construction management or
   24  program management entity for work during a defined period on
   25  construction projects described by type which may or may not be
   26  identified at the time of entering into the contract.
   27         Section 2. Paragraph (g) of subsection (2) of section
   28  287.055, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   29         287.055 Acquisition of professional architectural,
   30  engineering, landscape architectural, or surveying and mapping
   31  services; definitions; procedures; contingent fees prohibited;
   32  penalties.—
   33         (2) DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of this section:
   34         (g) A “continuing contract” is a contract for professional
   35  services entered into in accordance with all the procedures of
   36  this act between an agency and a firm whereby the firm provides
   37  professional services to the agency for projects in which the
   38  estimated construction cost of each individual project under the
   39  contract does not exceed $5 $2 million, for study activity if
   40  the fee for professional services for each individual study
   41  under the contract does not exceed $500,000, $200,000, or for
   42  work of a specified nature as outlined in the contract required
   43  by the agency, with the contract being for a fixed term or with
   44  no time limitation except that the contract must provide a
   45  termination clause. Firms providing professional services under
   46  continuing contracts shall not be required to bid against one
   47  another.
   48         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.