Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - March 6, 2018
REVISED March 6, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #36

Procurement Code of Ordinances - Chapter 2-26 Amendments

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Jan Brewer, Director, Financial Management Department, Ext. 3726

Theresa Webb, CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, C.P.M., Procurement Official, Procurement Division, Ext. 3056

Action Requested
Adoption of an Ordinance 18-13 amending and restating Chapter 2-26, Section 2-26-61 on Protests, and adoption of Ordinance 18-21 amending Chapter 2-26, Section 2-26-3, Exclusions To This Chapter.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

The Procurement Division and the County Attorney's office regularly examine the Procurement Code for improvements in efficiency, to enhance integrity, or to further legal compliance in procurement activities. Results of the most recent review identified two revisions to the Procurement Code that are brought forward for approval.

A summary of the revisions recommended are as follows:

  • Amending Chapter 2-26, Section 2-26-3 on Exclusions From This Chapter:  Providing an exclusion of Chapter 2-26-3 for projects with funding assistance in Manatee County's Local Housing Assistance Plans and Five-Year Consolidated Plan, authorizing the Director of Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity to exercise the authority and functions of the Procurement Official for such awards; and
  • Amending and restating Chapter 2-26, Section 2-26-61 on Protests:  Establishing the right to protest, providing the procedure and requirements for filing a protest, providing authority to the Procurement Official to resolve protests, providing an appellate remedy and procedure for protest decisions by the Procurement Official.

The proposed changes to Chapter 2-26 were duly advertised as required by Statute.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide copies of the amended ordinances to:

Original to: Board Records
Copies to: FMD Procurement Division: Theresa Webb, at theresa.webb@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Revisions to County Protest Ordinance (CAO 1-26-18).pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance 18-21 (CAO 2-27-17).pdf
Attachment:  Bid Protest Policy Procedure.pdf
Attachment:  Bid Protest Ordinance (track changes).pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit, Advertisement.pdf