Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1380
       By Senator Albritton
       26-00572-20                                           20201380__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to construction contracts; amending s.
    3         337.14, F.S.; exempting an airport from the
    4         requirement that the entity performing design and
    5         construction engineering and inspection services for a
    6         certain project not be the same entity; providing an
    7         effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (7) of section 337.14, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         337.14 Application for qualification; certificate of
   14  qualification; restrictions; request for hearing.—
   15         (7) A “contractor” as defined in s. 337.165(1)(d) or his or
   16  her “affiliate” as defined in s. 337.165(1)(a) qualified with
   17  the department under this section may not also qualify under s.
   18  287.055 or s. 337.105 to provide testing services, construction,
   19  engineering, and inspection services to the department. This
   20  limitation does not apply to any design-build prequalification
   21  under s. 337.11(7) and does not apply when the department
   22  otherwise determines by written order entered at least 30 days
   23  before advertisement that the limitation is not in the best
   24  interests of the public with respect to a particular contract
   25  for testing services, construction, engineering, and inspection
   26  services. This subsection does not authorize a contractor to
   27  provide testing services, or provide construction, engineering,
   28  and inspection services, to the department in connection with a
   29  construction contract under which the contractor is performing
   30  any work. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
   31  contrary, for a project that is wholly or partially funded by
   32  the department and administered by a local governmental entity,
   33  except for a seaport listed in s. 311.09 or an airport as
   34  defined in s. 332.004, the entity performing design and
   35  construction engineering and inspection services may not be the
   36  same entity.
   37         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.