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File #: 20-0001    Version: 1 Name: Utility Function Sourcing Cost Analysis by Raftelis
Type: Public Improvements Status: Regular Items
File created: 12/16/2019 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 1/15/2020 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE UTILITY FUNCTION SOURCING COST ANALYSIS BY RAFTELIS.
Attachments: 1. 1. Pembroke Pines Report, 2. 2. Raftelis Council Presentation
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DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE UTILITY FUNCTION SOURCING COST ANALYSIS BY RAFTELIS.

Summary Explanation and Background

PROCUREMENT PROCESS TAKEN:

- Chapter 35 of the City’s Code of Ordinance is titled “PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES, PUBLIC FUNDS.”

- Section 35.18 of the City's Code of Ordinances is titled "COMPETITIVE BIDDING OR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS REQUIRED; EXCEPTIONS."

- Section 35.18(C) states that "Only the following situations are exempt from the competitive bid and competitive proposal requirements of this section:"

- Section 35.18(C)(2) states “Contracts for professional services involving peculiar skill, ability, experience or expertise, which are in their nature unique and not subject to competitive bidding, or competitive proposals, are exempt from this section; however, state laws, such as the Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act of the state statutes, as may be amended from time to time to the extent applicable, shall be followed.”

- Florida Statute (F.S.) 287.055 is known as the “Consultant’s Competitive Negotiation Act” (CCNA).

- F.S. Section 287.055(2)(a) defines Professional services as “those services within the scope of the practice of architecture, professional engineering, landscape architecture, or registered surveying and mapping, as defined by the laws of the state, or those performed by any architect, professional engineer, landscape architect, or registered surveyor and mapper in connection with his or her professional employment or practice.” 

- F.S. Section 287.055(3)(a)(1) states “Each agency shall publicly announce, in a uniform and consistent manner, each occasion when professional services must be purchased for a project the basic construction cost of which is estimated by the agency to exceed the threshold amount provided in s.287.017 for CATEGORY FIVE ($325,000) or for a planning or study activity when the fee for professional services exceeds the threshold amount provided in s.287.017 for...

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