Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commissioner Chambers 9:00 a.m. - January 29, 2013
January 29, 2013 Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

Award of Request for Quotation #13-0550BS for the 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, x4835

Action Requested

Authorization to award Request for Quotation #13-0550BS, Advertisement of Properties with Delinquent Taxes, to the lowest, responsive, responsible, quoter, The Herald Tribune Media Group of Sarasota, Florida for a total annual cost of $9,000.00, and to execute the notice of the Board's action to the Manatee County Tax Collector by County Administration or designee.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

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

Background Discussion
Pursuant to 12D-13.036, Florida Administrative Code, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) is required to select a newspaper for the advertisement of properties with delinquent taxes.  A Request for Quotation was solicited and from December 20, 2012 through January 14, 2013, appropriate procedures were followed.  The Request for Quotation was distributed to four (4) potential advertisers.  One (1) quotation was received from the Herald Tribune Media Group at $9,000.00 annually.  The Bradenton Herald, The Tempo News, and Gulf Coast Business Review did not submit quotations.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Original to the Tax Collector's Office (Susan Profant).  Signature page copy to Bonnie Sietman, Purchasing.

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  RFQ 13-0550BS Advertisement Property Tax Tab.pdf