Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Request for Quotation 15-0272BS: Advertising of Properties with Delinquent Taxes


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Bonnie Sietman, Senior Buyer, FMD, Purchasing Division, x3046
Michelle Leeson, Collection Specialist - MC Tax Collector's Office, 941-741-4835

Action Requested
Authorization to award Request for Quotation 15-0272BS, Advertisement of Properties with Delinquent Taxes, to the lowest, responsive and responsible quoter, The Bradenton Herald of Bradenton, Florida, for a total estimated annual cost of $1,740.00.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 50.061, F.S. 197.402, and FAC 12D-13.036

Background Discussion

Florida Statutes (50.061) and the Florida Administrative Code (12D-13.036) require that the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) 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 two (2) quotations were received as follows:  The Bradenton Herald at $1,740.00 annually and the Business Observer at $5,100.00 annually.  The Herald Tribune Media Group of Sarasota did not submit a quotation.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Original to Board Records
Copy to Bonnie Sietman, Purchasing, (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