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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 26, 2016
REVISED January 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34


Subject
Request for Quotation 16-0534BLS: Advertisement of Property with Delinquent Tax

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Bonnie Sietman, Sr. Buyer, Purchasing Division, Financial Management Department, x3046

Michele Schulz, Director, Field Services & Collections Department, Tax Collector, 941-741-4830



Action Requested
Authorization to award Request for Quotation 16-0534BLS, Advertisement of Property with Delinquent Tax, to the lowest, responsive and responsible quoter, The Bradenton Herald of Bradenton, Florida, for a total estimated cost of $1,740.00


Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 50.061, Florida  Statute 197.402, and Florida Administrative Code 12D-13.036


Background Discussion

Florida Statute 197.402 and the Florida Administrative Code at Chapter 12D-13.036 require that the Board of County Commissioners shall select a newspaper for the advertisement of properties with delinquent taxes.

The Florida Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code further sets forth provisions requiring the Tax Collector to pay all costs of the newspaper charges for advertisements. The Tax Collector then considers the proportionate cost of the advertisements in the delinquent tax collected.

A Request for Quotation method of procurement was used to obtain competitive pricing. As a result, three (3) quotations were received as follows: The Bradenton Herald at $1,740.00 annually; the Business Observer at $5,100.00 annually; and the Herald-Tribune Media Group at $6,000.00 annually.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Original to Board Records
Copy to Bonnie Sietman, Purchasing Division
bonnie.sietman@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A, Tax Collector's Office funds

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A