Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1540 By Senator Brandes 24-01515A-17 20171540__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Department of Management 3 Services; amending s. 287.057, F.S.; creating the 4 Statewide Procurement Efficiency Task Force within the 5 department; specifying the purpose and membership of 6 the task force; providing meeting requirements; 7 providing for administrative and technical support of 8 the task force; providing that task force members 9 shall serve without compensation or reimbursement of 10 expenses; requiring the task force to submit a report 11 to the Governor and the Legislature by a certain date; 12 providing for the termination of the task force; 13 providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Subsection (24) is added to section 287.057, 18 Florida Statutes, to read: 19 287.057 Procurement of commodities or contractual 20 services.— 21 (24) There is created the Statewide Procurement Efficiency 22 Task Force for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness and 23 value of state and local procurement laws and policies to the 24 taxpayers of this state and determining where inconsistencies in 25 such laws and policies exist. 26 (a) The task force shall be composed of the following 11 27 members: 28 1. The Secretary of Management Services or his or her 29 designee, who shall serve as chair of the task force. 30 2. Six members appointed by the Governor, as follows: 31 a. One county government official. 32 b. One municipal government official. 33 c. One district school board member. 34 d. Three representatives of the business community. 35 3. Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of 36 Representatives, as follows: 37 a. A member of the House of Representatives. 38 b. An attorney who is a member in good standing of The 39 Florida Bar and has expertise in procurement law. 40 4. Two members appointed by the President of the Senate, as 41 follows: 42 a. A member of the Senate. 43 b. An attorney who is a member in good standing of The 44 Florida Bar and has expertise in procurement law. 45 (b) Task force members must be appointed by July 31, 2017. 46 By August 31, 2017, the task force shall meet to establish 47 procedures for the conduct of its business and to elect a vice 48 chair. The task force shall meet at the call of the chair. A 49 majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum, 50 and a quorum is necessary for the purpose of voting on any 51 action or recommendation of the task force. All meetings shall 52 be held in Tallahassee, unless otherwise decided by the task 53 force, and then no more than two such meetings may be held in 54 other locations for the purpose of taking public testimony. 55 Administrative and technical support shall be provided by the 56 department. Task force members shall serve without compensation 57 and are not entitled to reimbursement for per diem or travel 58 expenses. 59 (c) The task force must submit a final report to the 60 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the 61 House of Representatives by July 1, 2018. Such report must, at a 62 minimum, include recommendations for consideration by the 63 Legislature to promote procurement efficiency, streamline 64 procurement policies, establish best management practices, and 65 encourage increased use of state term contracts. 66 (d) The task force is terminated December 31, 2018. 67 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.