110.1315 Alternative benefits; other-personal-services employees.—Upon review and recommendation of the department and approval of the Governor, the department may contract for the implementation of an alternative retirement income security program for eligible temporary and seasonal employees of the state who are compensated from appropriations for other personal services. The contract may provide for a private vendor or vendors to administer the program under a defined-contribution plan under ss. 401(a) and 403(b) or s. 457 of the Internal Revenue Code, and the program must provide retirement benefits as required under s. 3121(b)(7)(F) of the Internal Revenue Code. The department may develop a request for proposals and solicit qualified vendors to compete for the award of the contract. A vendor shall be selected on the basis of the plan that best serves the interest of the participating employees and the state. The proposal must comply with all necessary federal and state laws and rules.