Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - January 23, 2018
REVISED January 23, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Invitation To Quote 18R067898GE: Advertisement of Property with Delinquent Tax


Contact and/or Presenter Information
George Earnest CPPB, Buyer, Procurement Division, Financial Management, X3044

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

Action Requested
Authorization to award Invitation To Quote 18R067898GE, Advertisement of Property with Delinquent Tax, to the lowest, responsive, and responsible quoter, Herald Tribune Media Group of  Sarasota, Florida, for a total estimated cost of $1,800.00 annually.

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 12D-13.036 require that the Board of County Commissioners selects a newspaper for the advertisement of property with delinquent taxes. Therefore, it is a statutory requirement that this award recommendation be presented to the Board of County Commissioners regardless of value.  

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: Herald Tribune Media Group at $1,800.00 annually and The Bradenton Herald at $9,600.00 annually.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Original to Board Records; copy to George Earnest CPPB, Procurement Division - george.earnest@mymanatee.org

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Tax Collector award letter.pdf