Senator Baker moved the following amendment to amendment
Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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(7) If the department determines that it is in the best
interest of the public, the department may pay a stipend to
unsuccessful firms who have submitted responsive proposals for
construction or maintenance contracts. The decision and amount of
a stipend will be based upon department analysis of the estimated
proposal development costs and the anticipated degree of
competition during the procurement process. Stipends shall be
used to encourage competition and compensate unsuccessful firms
for a portion of their proposal development costs. The department
shall retain the right to use ideas from unsuccessful firms that
(8)(7)(a) If the head of the department determines that it
is in the best interests of the public, the department may
combine the design and construction phases of a building, a major
bridge, a limited access facility, or a rail corridor project
into a single contract. Such contract is referred to as a design-
build contract. The department's goal shall be to procure up to
25 percent of the construction contracts which add capacity in
the 5-year adopted work program as design-build contracts by July
1, 2013. Design-build contracts may be advertised and awarded
notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph (3)(c). However,
construction activities may not begin on any portion of such
projects for which the department has not yet obtained title to
the necessary rights-of-way and easements for the construction of
that portion of the project has vested in the state or a local
governmental entity and all railroad crossing and utility
agreements have been executed. Title to rights-of-way shall be
deemed to have vested in the state when the title has been
dedicated to the public or acquired by prescription.
(b) The department shall adopt by rule procedures for
administering design-build contracts. Such procedures shall
include, but not be limited to:
1. Prequalification requirements.
2. Public announcement procedures.
3. Scope of service requirements.
4. Letters of interest requirements.
5. Short-listing criteria and procedures.
6. Bid proposal requirements.
7. Technical review committee.
8. Selection and award processes.
9. Stipend requirements.
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And the title is amended as follows:
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s. 337.11, F.S.; providing for the department to pay a
portion of certain proposal development costs; requiring
the department to advertise certain contracts as design-
build contracts; amending s. 337.18, F.S.;
4/30/2008 8:39:00 PM TR.20.09320