CS for SB 350 First Engrossed
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to procurement procedures for
3 educational institutions; amending s. 1010.04, F.S.;
4 requiring each district school board and Florida
5 College System institution board of trustees to review
6 certain agreements and contracts before purchasing
7 nonacademic commodities and contractual services under
8 certain circumstances to determine whether the use of
9 the agreements and contracts is economically
10 advantageous; requiring that bid specifications
11 include a specified statement; authorizing each
12 district school board to also use specified
13 cooperative state purchasing programs; providing an
14 exception for certain services; authorizing specified
15 educational institutions to make purchases through an
16 online procurement system, an electronic auction
17 service, or other efficient procurement tool;
18 providing an effective date.
20 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
22 Section 1. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 1010.04,
23 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
24 1010.04 Purchasing.—
25 (1)(a) Purchases and leases by school districts and Florida
26 College System institutions shall comply with the requirements
27 of law and rules of the State Board of Education.
28 (b) Before purchasing nonacademic commodities and
29 contractual services, each district school board and Florida
30 College System institution board of trustees shall review the
31 purchasing agreements and state term contracts available under
32 s. 287.056 to determine whether it is in the school board’s or
33 the board of trustees’ economic advantage to use the agreements
34 and contracts. Each bid specification for nonacademic
35 commodities and contractual services must include a statement
36 indicating that the purchasing agreements and state term
37 contracts available under s. 287.056 have been reviewed. Each
38 district school board may also use the cooperative state
39 purchasing programs managed through the regional consortium
40 service organizations pursuant to their authority under s.
41 1001.451(3). This paragraph does not apply to services that are
42 eligible for reimbursement under the federal E-rate program
43 administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company.
(b) Purchases and leases by state universities shall
45 comply with the requirements of law and regulations of the Board
46 of Governors.
47 (2) Each district school board and Florida College System
48 institution board of trustees shall adopt rules, and each
49 university board of trustees shall adopt regulations, to be
50 followed in making purchases. Purchases may be made through an
51 online procurement system, an electronic auction service, or
52 other efficient procurement tool.
53 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.