(1) When state funds are involved, it is the duty of the department to guide, review, approve, and coordinate the activities of all county governments and special districts receiving state funds in furtherance of the goal of integrated arthropod control. Each county or district eligible to participate hereunder may begin participation on October 1 of any year by filing with the department not later than July 15 a tentative work plan and tentative detailed work plan budget providing for the control of arthropods. Following approval of the plan and budget by the department, two copies of the county’s or district’s certified budget based on the approved work plan and detailed work plan budget shall be submitted to the department not later than September 15 following. State funds, supplies, and services shall be made available to such county or district by and through the department immediately upon release of funds by the Executive Office of the Governor.
(2) All purchases of supplies, materials and equipment by counties or districts shall be made in accordance with the laws governing purchases by boards of county commissioners, except that districts with special laws relative to competitive bidding shall make purchases in accordance therewith.