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       Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1768
       By Senator Altman
       24-01764-10                                           20101768__
    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
   36  section.
   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.

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