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CS/CS/HB 441 — Public Procurement of Services

by State Affairs Committee; Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee; and Rep. DiCeglie and others (CS/CS/SB 506 by Appropriations Committee; Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee; and Senator Perry)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

The Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA) requires state and local government agencies to procure the “professional services” of an architect, professional engineer, landscape architect, or registered surveyor and mapper using a qualifications-based selection process. The CCNA permits the use of a continuing contract - a contract for professional services entered into between an agency and a firm whereby the firm provides professional services to the agency for several projects.

The bill amends the definition of “continuing contract” to increase the maximum dollar amount for each individual project and each individual study under the contract for construction projects. The maximum dollar amount for each individual project is increased from $2 million to $4 million, and the maximum dollar amount for each individual study is increased from $200,000 to $500,000.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0