The Repository of State Practices (RoSP) is a database of state procurement statutes, regulations, and policies. NASPO’s Research and Innovation team continually update the RoSP. Best Value Procurement best-value-procurement rosp_category State authority to conduct best value procurement (BVP) raw FL ST § 287.012(4)

(4) “Best value” means the highest overall value to the state based on factors that include, but are not limited to, price, quality, design, and workmanship.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm Public Link: Bid Protest bid-protest rosp_category Statutory, regulatory, and procedural guidance for bid protests raw 28 FL ADC 28-110.001- 28 FL ADC 28-110.005

(1) This chapter supplements the statutes on protests that arise from the contract procurement process under Chapters 24, 255, 287, 334 through 349 and Sections 282.303 through 282.313, F.S., and other statutes applicable to agencies as defined in Section 120.52(1), F.S.
(2) Policies and procedures are established primarily by Section 120.57(3), F.S. Interested persons must follow the requirements of those statutes as well as these rules. Other statutes may apply to specific circumstances.

https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp Public Link: Statutory Guidance Bid Responsiveness bid-responsiveness rosp_category Statutory, regulatory, and procedural guidance for bid responsiveness raw FL ST § 287.012(26) & FL ST § 287.012(27)

(26) “Responsive bid,” “responsive proposal,” or “responsive reply” means a bid, or proposal, or reply submitted by a responsive and responsible vendor which conforms in all material respects to the solicitation.
(27) “Responsive vendor” means a vendor that has submitted a bid, proposal, or reply that conforms in all material respects to the solicitation.

https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2018/287.012 Public Link: Yes Bidder Responsibility bidder-responsibility rosp_category Statutory, regulatory, and procedural guidance for bidder responsibility raw FL ST § 287.012

(25) “Responsible vendor” means a vendor who has the capability in all respects to fully perform the contract requirements and the integrity and reliability that will assure good faith performance.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm Public Link: Yes Contract Claim contract-claim rosp_category Statutory, regulatory, and procedural guidance for contract claims before a specialized body raw FL ST § 337.185

(1) To facilitate the prompt settlement of claims for additional compensation arising out of construction and maintenance contracts between the department and the various contractors with whom it transacts business, the Legislature does hereby establish the State Arbitration Board, referred to in this section as the “board.” For the purpose of this section, the term “claim” means the aggregate of all outstanding claims by a party arising out of a construction or maintenance contract. Every contractual claim in an amount up to $250,000 per contract or, at the claimant’s option, up to $1 million per contract or, upon agreement of the parties, up to $2 million per contract which cannot be resolved by negotiation between the department and the contractor must be arbitrated by the board after acceptance of the project by the department. As an exception, either party to the dispute may request that the claim be submitted to binding private arbitration. A court of law may not consider the settlement of such a claim until the process established by this section has been exhausted.
(2) The board shall be composed of three members. One member shall be appointed by the head of the department, and one member shall be elected by those construction or maintenance companies who are under contract with the department. The third member shall be chosen by agreement of the other two members. Whenever the third member has a conflict of interest regarding affiliation with one of the parties, the other two members shall select an alternate member for that hearing. The head of the department may select an alternative or substitute to serve as the department member for any hearing or term. Each member shall serve a 2-year term. The board shall elect a chair, each term, who shall be the administrator of the board and custodian of its records.
(3) A hearing may be requested by the department or by a contractor who has a dispute with the department which, under the rules of the board, may be the subject of arbitration. The request is to be made to the board within 820 days after the final acceptance of the work for all contracts entered into after June 30, 1993. The board shall conduct the hearing within 45 days of the request. The party requesting the board’s consideration shall give notice of the hearing to each member. If the board finds that a third party is necessary to resolve the dispute, the board may vote to dismiss the claim, which may thereafter be pursued in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida.
(4) All members shall be necessary to conduct a meeting. Upon being called into session, the board shall promptly proceed to a determination of the issue or issues in dispute.
(5) When a valid contract is in effect defining the rights, duties, and liabilities of the parties with respect to any matter in dispute, the board shall have power only to determine the proper interpretation and application of the contract provisions which are involved. Any investigation made by less than the whole membership of the board shall be by authority of a written directive by the chair, and such investigation shall be summarized in writing and considered by the board as part of the record of its proceedings.
(6) The board shall hand down its order within 60 days after it is called into session. If all three members of the board do not agree, the order of the majority will constitute the order of the board.
(7) The members of the board may receive compensation for the performance of their duties hereunder, from administrative fees received by the board, except that no employee of the department may receive compensation from the board. The compensation amount shall be determined by the board, but may not exceed $125 per hour, up to a maximum of $1,000 per day for each member authorized to receive compensation. This section does not prevent the member elected by construction or maintenance companies from being an employee of an association affiliated with the industry, even if the sole responsibility of that member is service on the board. Travel expenses for the industry member may be paid by an industry association, if necessary. The board may allocate funds annually for clerical and other administrative services.
(8) The party requesting arbitration shall pay a fee to the board in accordance with a schedule established by it, not to exceed $500 per claim which is $25,000 or less, not to exceed $1,000 per claim which is in excess of $25,000 but not exceeding $50,000, not to exceed $1,500 per claim which is in excess of $50,000 but not exceeding $100,000, not to exceed $2,000 per claim which is in excess of $100,000 but not exceeding $200,000, not to exceed $3,000 per claim which is in excess of $200,000 but not exceeding $300,000, not to exceed $4,000 per claim which is in excess of $300,000 but not exceeding $400,000, and not to exceed $5,000 per claim which is in excess of $400,000, to cover the cost of administration and compensation of the board.
(9) The board in its order may apportion the fee set out in subsection (8), and the cost of recording and preparing a transcript of the hearing, among the parties in accordance with the board’s finding of liability.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm Public Link: Statutory Guidance Evaluation Committees evaluation-committees rosp_category The rules concerning the size and composition of evaluation committees for formal solicitations raw FL ST § 287.057 (17)(a)

(17)(a)  For a contract in excess of the threshold amount provided in s. 287.017 for CATEGORY FOUR, the agency head shall appoint:
1. At least three persons to independently evaluate proposals and replies who collectively have experience and knowledge in the program areas and service requirements for the commodity or contractual services sought.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm Public Link 1: At least three persons with knowledge and experience in the program areas and requirements for the commodity/contractual service. Goods and Services Procurement goods-and-services-procurement rosp_category State entity with the statutory authority and oversight for the purchasing of goods and services raw FL ST § 287.057

(1) The competitive solicitation processes authorized in this section shall be used for procurement of commodities or contractual services in excess of the threshold amount provided for CATEGORY TWO in s. 287.017. Any competitive solicitation shall be made available simultaneously to all vendors, must include the time and date for the receipt of bids, proposals, or replies and of the public opening, and must include all contractual terms and conditions applicable to the procurement, including the criteria to be used in determining acceptability and relative merit of the bid, proposal, or reply…

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm Public Link: Central Procurement Office Multistep Competitive Sealed Bidding multistep-competitive-sealed-bidding rosp_category State authority to conduct multistep competitive sealed bidding raw 25 FL ADC 25-25.009

(8) Multi-Step Sealed Bidding. When it is determined by the Central Procurement Officer or Contractual Services Administrator to be impractical to initially prepare a purchase description to support an award based on price, an invitation for proposals may be issued requesting the submission of unpriced offers to be followed by an Invitation to Bid limited to those bidders whose offers have been qualified under the criteria set forth in the invitation for proposals.

https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp Public Link: Full Authorization Procurement Website procurement-website rosp_category Official state procurement website for public raw https://www.dms.myflorida.com/business_operations/state_purchasing Public Link: Public Notice public-notice rosp_category The required time between the issuance of a formal solicitation and the scheduled opening of bids or proposals raw FL ADC 60A-1.021 (2)

(2) All agency decisions or intended decisions shall be electronically posted on the VIP. All competitive solicitations issued by agencies shall be electronically posted on the VIP for at least 10 calendar days prior to the date for receipt of responses, unless the Department or other agency determines in writing that a shorter period of time is necessary to avoid harming the interests of the state.

https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp Public Link 1: 10 Days State Procurement Manual state-procurement-manual rosp_category Official state procurement manual available to public raw https://www.fdot.gov/procurement/ccspm.shtm Public Link: State Statutes and Regulations state-statutes-and-regulations rosp_category State databases of statutes and regulations raw http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/ Resource Public Link 1: Resource 1: Title XIX. Public Business (Chapters 279–290)Chapter 287. Procurement of Personal Property and Services https://www.flrules.org/ Resource Public Link 2: Resource 2: Title 60. Department of Management ServicesSubtitle 60a. Division of Purchasing State-Wide Contracts state-wide-contracts rosp_category Awarded contracts as provided by each state raw https://www.dms.myflorida.com/business_operations/state_purchasing/state_contracts_and_agreements State-Wide Contracts Link: Supplier Registration supplier-registration rosp_category Information for suppliers as provided by each state raw https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/vms-web/spring/login Supplier Registration Link: Technology Procurement technology-procurement rosp_category State entity with the statutory authority and oversight for the purchasing of technology raw FL ST § 282.0051 State Central Procurement Office