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Understanding Florida Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations

Understand how to navigate the minefields of procurement code and public contracting in Florida with ease.If you perform public work in Florida you know that almost all public work in Florida is competitively bid. But did you know that different state and local public entities in Florida have unique procurement codes and requirements, different methods for competitive bidding, and strict time frames for protesting a bid or solicitation? This topic will provide a compressed overview of Florida procurement law so that you have insight into how projects are competitively bid, the responsibilities of public agencies, things to consider in preparing a bid, and how a public agency evaluates and awards your bid. You will also learn about common grounds for protesting a bid and the answers to typical questions, such as: Is a late bid automatically invalid? Can a contractor withdraw a bid if there is a mistake in the bid? What if a bidder forgets to sign its bid or include a listing of subcontractors? Learn how to make sure your company is deemed responsible, how to submit responsive bids, and what to do if you encounter grounds for a bid protest.
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Agenda

Overview of Florida Public Procurement
  • The Requirement of Competition: Lowest Responsive/Responsible Bidder
  • Duties of the Public Entity; State Agencies; Municipalities
  • Competitive Negotiation Florida's Competitive Consultant's Negotiation Act
Pre-Bid Considerations
  • Specification Protests; Bidder Questions; Public Records
  • Prequalification; Licensure; Responsible Bidder; Past Performance
  • Subcontractor/Supplier Bids; DBE Requirements; Identification of Subcontractors
  • Responsive Bid; Bid Alternates; Bid Bonds; Amendments to Bid
Bid Opening and Results
  • Bid Delivery and Opening
  • Bid Evaluation and Responsive Bids
  • Bid Mistakes
  • Competitive Evaluation; Short Listing; Competitive Negotiation Process
Bid Protests
  • Grounds for Protest; Minor Irregularities; Material Deviations
  • Time for Making Protest; Effect of Procurement Code; 72 Hour Rule
  • Governing Law for Protests; Forum of Protest; Standing Challenges
  • Judicial Remedies; Injunction; Damages
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  • FL CLE 2.0 including Business Litigation 2; City, County, and Local Government 2; State & Federal Government Administrative Practice 2
     
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S. Elysha Luken

S. Elysha Luken

Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

  • Partner with Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
  • Florida Bar board certified construction lawyer
  • Represents contractors, design-build firms, and public and private owners in public and private construction claims and disputes, procurement matters and bid protests, contract negotiation, unsolicited proposal development, lien and bond claims, and litigation and appeals
  • Lectures and writes on construction industry topics including public private partnerships, unsolicited proposals, industry contract documents and dispute review boards
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Florida State University; B.A. degree, University of Florida
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Product ID: 399614
Published 2016
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