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  • February 19
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Florida Government Purchasing and Procurement Law

February 19

Get an overview of Florida procurement law as well as latest developments and best practices.

Florida is the third largest state in the nation by population and its number of residents and visitors steadily continues to grow. Florida’s economy is also expanding and diversifying and the state budget for fiscal year 2018-19 is $88.7 billion. Florida state and local governmental entities spend billions of dollars annually purchasing products and services, mostly through competitive procurements. These purchases are funded with state, local, and federal dollars. With more people and businesses entering the state, Florida government purchasing activity is likely to continue to increase, while Florida government contracting presents opportunities for private sector companies to grow their business, it is important for companies wanting to compete in this space to understand Florida’s diverse and complex state and local procurement laws. This topic will provide an overview of Florida procurement law, discuss the latest developments and best practices designed to equip any company, and their legal counsel, desiring to contract with Florida state or local governmental entities, with the tools to best be able to compete for such contracts, as well as to defend contract awards that are protested or challenge awards to competitors.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to review Florida procurement statutes and regulations.
  • You will be able to discuss contract solicitation process and issues.
  • You will be able to describe ethical considerations and bid protests.
  • You will be able to identify open government issues in Florida procurement.

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Agenda

Overview of Florida Procurement Statutes and Regulations
  • Chapter 287, Florida Statutes
  • Chapter 255, Florida Statutes
  • Section 120.57(3), Florida Statutes
  • Chapter 60A-1, Florida Administrative Code
  • Chapter 28-110, Florida Administrative Code
  • Local Government Ordinances
Contract Solicitation Process and Issues
  • Non-Competitive Procurements (Exemptions, Sole Source Procurements, Piggybacking)
  • Requests for Information
  • Solicitation Vehicles (ITB, RFP, ITN, RFQ)
  • State Term Contracts
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Specification Protests
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest
  • Best Practices Relating to Evaluations and Negotiations
Ethical Considerations
  • Florida's Gift Law
  • Lobbying Laws
  • Cone of Silence
Bid Protests
  • State Agency Bid Protest Procedures
  • Local Government Bid Protest Procedures
  • Common Issues in Florida Bid Protests
  • Recent Bid Protest Cases
Open Government Issues in Florida Procurement
  • Sunshine Law
  • Public Records Act
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This course was last revised on April 12, 2011.

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  • FL CLE 2.0 (Pending)
     
  • This course has been submitted to The Florida Bar for 2.0 hours of CLE credit. Application pending.
     
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  • Participants who successfully complete this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education. They may be applied toward ISM CPSM, CPSD or C.P.M. recertification. ISM's consent to approve hours for this educational event is not an endorsement of this program or its content by ISM.
     
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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for attorneys, purchasing managers, material managers, contract administrators, senior buyers, project directors, controllers and accountants.

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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Karen D. Walker

Karen D. Walker

Holland & Knight LLP

  • Executive partner of Holland & Knight LLP’s Tallahassee, Florida office
  • American Bar Association section of public contract law, prior vice-chair of state and local division and Florida state chair
  • Twice served as co-chair of American Bar Association section of public contract law annual state and local procurement symposium
  • Best lawyers in America, Tallahassee Administrative/Regulatory Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-2018
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2009-2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • J.D. degree, with high honors, University of Florida College of Law
  • •Can be contacted at [email protected] or 850-425-5612
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Product ID: 405532
Published 2011, 2019
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