Section 230.23162, Florida Statutes 2001
230.23162 Residential public education facility.--
(1) Ownership of the facility and related assets authorized under former s. 985.402, is transferred to the Department of Management Services. The Department of Management Services shall direct change orders in existing construction contracts necessary to complete construction to the extent necessary to stabilize assets and prepare the facility for future utilization. The Department of Management Services shall provide administrative, site inspection, and security services as necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. The Department of Management Services shall have access to all state funds previously appropriated to the Alternative Education Institute for this purpose.
(a) The Department of Management Services shall continue to work with contractors to weatherize, close in, and stabilize the facility; protect the assets; and resolve any claims regarding the facility.
(b) The Department of Management Services should continue to facilitate interest by private entities or public entities capable of serving as either owner, occupant, or fiscal agent for a public-private partnership. Any entity, public, private, or a public-private partnership, must meet all of the criteria specified in the revised Department of Management Services Request for Proposal dated August 21, 1998, and issued pursuant to chapter 98-209, Laws of Florida.
(2) The Department of Management Services, in cooperation with the relevant state agencies, is directed to continue to receive and evaluate proposals for the use or transfer of the facility described in subsection (1) and, after taking into account local and state concerns and interests, may make a final disposition for use or transfer of such facility, subject to the notice, review, and objection procedures of s. 216.177. Any unexpended balance of funds appropriated from Specific Appropriation 2012A of chapter 94-357, Laws of Florida, remaining after dry-in and stabilization may be expended, consistent with the provisions of this section, for completion of the facility in connection with the disposition or transfer of the facility.
(a) The Department of Management Services shall continue to invite public-agency proposals and related funding requests, from either state or local agencies, to provide an education program for nonadjudicated youth, and also to continue to encourage other proposals and funding requests consistent with state and local community needs and concerns.
(b) Upon request, the Department of Management Services shall continue to work with project proposers who submitted proposals, and an addendum to proposals, to the working group pursuant to chapter 98-209, Laws of Florida.
(c) In considering proposals, the Department of Management Services and the Legislature shall take into account local and state interests and concerns.
History.--s. 108, ch. 94-209; s. 62, ch. 97-238; s. 1, ch. 97-382; s. 2, ch. 98-209; s. 57, ch. 99-399.
Note.--Former s. 39.085; s. 985.402.