Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 28, 2014
January 28, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

RFQ #13-2862BS, Legal Advertising for Properties with Delinquent Tax


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Bonnie Sietman, Senior Buyer, Purchasing Division, Ext 3046

Michelle Leeson, Collection Specialist - MC Tax Collector's Office, 941-741-4835

Action Requested

Authorization to award RFQ #13-2862BS, Legal Advertising of Properties with Delinquent Tax, to the lowest, responsive, responsible quoter, The Bradenton Herald of Bradenton, Florida, for a total estimated annual cost of $7,500.00.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

F.S. 50.061, F.S 197.402, and FAC 12D-13.036

Background Discussion

Pursuant to F.S. 50.061 and Florida Administrative Code 12D-13.036, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) shall select a newspaper for the advertisement of properties with delinquent taxes.  The Tax Collector shall pay all the cost of the newspaper charges and the proportionate cost of the advertisements shall be added to the delinquent tax collected.

January 7, 2014, through January 14, 2014, appropriate Request for Quotation procedures were followed.  RFQ #13-2862BS was distributed to three potential advertisers.  Three quotations were received as follows: 

Bradenton Herald $7,500.00

Herald Tribune Media Group $8,100.00

Business Observer $9,000.00

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Original to Board Records and 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

Attachment:  Tax Collector Acceptance 2014.pdf