Florida Senate - 2018 SB 368 By Senator Brandes 24-00558-18 2018368__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Department of Management 3 Services; creating the Statewide Procurement 4 Efficiency Task Force within the department; 5 specifying the purpose and membership of the task 6 force; providing meeting requirements; providing for 7 administrative and technical support of the task 8 force; providing that task force members shall serve 9 without compensation or reimbursement of expenses; 10 requiring the task force to submit a report to the 11 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. Statewide Procurement Efficiency Task Force. 18 There is created the Statewide Procurement Efficiency Task Force 19 for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness and value of 20 state and local procurement laws and policies to the taxpayers 21 of this state and determining where inconsistencies in such laws 22 and policies exist. 23 (1) The task force is composed of the following members: 24 (a) The Secretary of Management Services or his or her 25 designee, who shall serve as chair of the task force. 26 (b) Six members appointed by the Governor, as follows: 27 1. One county government official. 28 2. One municipal government official. 29 3. One district school board member. 30 4. Three representatives of the business community. 31 (c) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of 32 Representatives, as follows: 33 1. A member of the House of Representatives. 34 2. An attorney who is a member in good standing of The 35 Florida Bar and has expertise in procurement law. 36 (d) Two members appointed by the President of the Senate, 37 as follows: 38 1. A member of the Senate. 39 2. An attorney who is a member in good standing of The 40 Florida Bar and has expertise in procurement law. 41 (2) Task force members must be appointed by July 31, 2018. 42 By August 31, 2018, the task force shall meet to establish 43 procedures for the conduct of its business and to elect a vice 44 chair. The task force shall meet at the call of the chair. A 45 majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum, 46 and a quorum is necessary for the purpose of voting on any 47 action or recommendation of the task force. All meetings shall 48 be held in Tallahassee, unless otherwise decided by the task 49 force, and then no more than two such meetings may be held in 50 other locations for the purpose of taking public testimony. 51 Administrative and technical support shall be provided by the 52 department. Task force members shall serve without compensation 53 and are not entitled to reimbursement for per diem or travel 54 expenses. 55 (3) The task force must submit a final report to the 56 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the 57 House of Representatives by July 1, 2019. Such report must, at a 58 minimum, include recommendations for consideration by the 59 Legislature to promote procurement efficiency, streamline 60 procurement policies, establish best management practices, and 61 encourage increased use of state term contracts. 62 (4) The task force is terminated December 31, 2019. 63 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.