Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 24, 2017
REVISED January 24, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #13

Request for Quotation 17-0350BLS: Advertisement of Property with Delinquent Tax


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Bonnie Sietman, Sr Buyer, Procurement Division, Financial Management, x3046

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

Action Requested
Authorization to award Request for Quotation 17-0350BLS, 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 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 shall select a newspaper for the advertisement of property 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

Instructions to Board Records
Original to Board Records; copy to Bonnie Sietman, Procurement Division - bonnie.sietman@mymanatee.org

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Ltr recommendation from Tax Collector, RFQ 17-0350BLS.pdf