Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1142
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: TP            .                                
                  03/21/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Montford) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 287.0577, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         287.0577 Small business participation in state contracting;
    8  bundled contracts.—
    9         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   10         (a) “Bundled contract” means the consolidation of contracts
   11  for the procurement of commodities or contractual services, at
   12  least part of which may be provided or performed by one or more
   13  small businesses, into a single contract that is not appropriate
   14  for award to a small business as the prime contractor.
   15         (b) “Small business” means a business entity organized for
   16  profit that is independently owned and operated, that is not
   17  dominant within the business entity’s industry, and that:
   18         1. Currently is, and for at least the previous 3 years has
   19  been, domiciled in the state.
   20         2. Has a workforce of 25 or fewer employees, including
   21  independent contractors or other contractual personnel.
   22         3. Has had, for at least the previous 3 years, average
   23  annual gross sales that do not exceed the following:
   24         a. For a contractor licensed under chapter 489, $3 million
   25  per year.
   26         b. For a sole proprietorship performing contractual
   27  services within the scope of the proprietor’s professional
   28  license or certification, $500,000 per year.
   29         c. For any other business entity, $1 million per year.
   30         4. Currently has, and for at least the previous 3 years has
   31  had, together with its affiliates, a net worth that does not
   32  exceed $5 million. For a sole proprietorship, the net worth
   33  limit of $5 million includes both personal and business
   34  investments but does not include the proprietor’s primary
   35  residence.
   37  The term includes any such business entity organized as any form
   38  of corporation, partnership, limited liability company, sole
   39  proprietorship, joint venture, association, trust, cooperative,
   40  or other legal entity.
   41         (2) An agency must accept as responsive a bid by a small
   42  business for a portion of a bundled contract.
   43         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.
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   46         And the title is amended as follows:
   47         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   48  and insert:
   49                        A bill to be entitled                      
   50         An act relating to small business participation in
   51         state contracting; creating s. 287.0577, F.S.;
   52         defining the terms “bundled contract” and “small
   53         business”; requiring state agencies to accept as
   54         responsive a bid by a small business for a portion of
   55         a bundled contract; providing an effective date.