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.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.