Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1768
By Senator Altman
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to procurement of commodities and
3 contractual services; creating s. 287.05705, F.S.;
4 providing that an agency, county, or municipality that
5 is required to make purchases of commodities or
6 contractual services through competitive solicitation
7 must provide vendors the option to submit competitive
8 sealed bids through a uniform secure electronic
9 interactive Internet system; requiring specified
10 notification in invitations to bid; requiring the
11 Department of Management Services to adopt rules
12 establishing procedures and requirements for the
13 electronic submission, receipt, and processing of
14 competitive sealed bids; providing exemptions;
15 providing an effective date.
17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
19 Section 1. Section 287.05705, Florida Statutes, is created
20 to read:
21 287.05705 Online submission of competitive sealed bids.—
22 (1) Except as provided in subsections (4) and (5), an
23 agency, county, or municipality that is required to make
24 purchases of commodities or contractual services through
25 competitive solicitation must provide vendors the option to
26 submit competitive sealed bids through a uniform secure
27 electronic interactive Internet system.
28 (2) Agencies, counties, and municipalities must include in
29 invitations to bid notification to vendors apprising them of the
30 option to submit sealed bids electronically and of any special
31 conditions, requirements, or procedures particular to electronic
32 submissions of competitive sealed bids.
33 (3) The department shall adopt rules establishing
34 procedures and requirements for the electronic submission,
35 receipt, and processing of competitive sealed bids under this
37 (4) A county or municipality that is without available
38 high-speed Internet access is exempt from the requirements of
39 subsections (1) and (2) until such time as high-speed Internet
40 access becomes available to the county or municipality.
41 (5) A county or municipality having a population of fewer
42 than 25,000 is exempt from the requirements of subsections (1)
43 and (2).
44 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.