Florida Senate - 2019 SB 490 By Senator Albritton 26-00856-19 2019490__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Statewide Procurement 3 Efficiency Task Force; creating the task force to 4 evaluate procurement laws and policies and make 5 specified recommendations; specifying membership of 6 the task force; providing meeting requirements; 7 providing for administrative and technical support of 8 the task force; requiring task force members to 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 specified 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. There is created the Statewide Procurement 18 Efficiency Task Force, a task force as defined in s. 20.03(8), 19 Florida Statutes, for the purpose of evaluating the 20 effectiveness and value of state and local procurement laws and 21 policies to the taxpayers of this state; and for determining 22 where inconsistencies exist in such laws and policies. 23 (1) The task force is composed of the following 14 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) Seven 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. One professional engineer licensed under chapter 471, 31 Florida Statutes. 32 5. One general contractor as defined in s. 489.105(3)(a), 33 Florida Statutes. 34 6. The chairs of the governing boards of two water 35 management districts. 36 (c) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of 37 Representatives, as follows: 38 1. A member of the House of Representatives. 39 2. An attorney who is a member in good standing of The 40 Florida Bar and has expertise in procurement law. 41 (d) Two members appointed by the President of the Senate, 42 as follows: 43 1. A member of the Senate. 44 2. An attorney who is a member in good standing of The 45 Florida Bar and has expertise in procurement law. 46 (e) The Chief Financial Officer, or his or her designee who 47 must be an employee of the Department of Financial Services. 48 (f) The state chief information officer, or his or her 49 designee. 50 (2) Task force members must be appointed by July 31, 2019. 51 By August 31, 2019, the task force shall meet to establish 52 procedures for the conduct of its business and to elect a vice 53 chair. The task force shall meet at the call of the chair. A 54 majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum, 55 which is necessary for the purpose of voting on any action or 56 recommendation of the task force. All meetings must be held in 57 Tallahassee, unless otherwise decided by the task force; 58 however, no more than two such meetings may be held in other 59 locations for the purpose of taking public testimony. 60 Administrative and technical support must be provided by the 61 Department of Management Services. Task force members shall 62 serve without compensation and are not entitled to reimbursement 63 for per diem or travel expenses. 64 (3) The task force must submit a final report to the 65 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the 66 House of Representatives by July 1, 2020. The report must, at a 67 minimum, include recommendations for consideration by the 68 Legislature to promote procurement efficiency, streamline 69 procurement policies, establish best management practices, and 70 encourage increased use of state term contracts. 71 (4) The task force is terminated upon the submission of its 72 final report. 73 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.