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