Section 229.79, Florida Statutes 2001
229.79 Special services of the department; pooling of purchases by school boards.--The Department of Education shall render such special services as will be of benefit to the schools of the state. As one phase of these services it shall assist school boards in securing school buses, contractual needs, equipment, and supplies at as reasonable prices as possible by providing a plan under which school boards may voluntarily pool their bids for such purchases. The Department of Education shall prepare bid forms and specifications, obtain quotations of prices and make such information available to school boards in order to facilitate this service. School boards from time to time, as prescribed by the state board, shall furnish the Department of Education with information concerning the prices paid for such items and the Department of Education shall furnish to school boards periodic information concerning the lowest prices at which school buses, equipment, and school supplies are available based upon comparable specifications.
History.--s. 323, ch. 19355, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 892(63); s. 4, ch. 23726, 1947; s. 23, ch. 29764, 1955; s. 2, ch. 61-288; s. 13, ch. 65-239; ss. 15, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 15, ch. 72-221.
Note.--Former s. 229.23.