Alternate Contract Source
Alternate Contract Sources for commodities and services are available for purchase by state agencies, in accordance with rule 60A-1.047, FAC. Purchase from these alternate contract sources by political subdivisions (cities, counties, school boards, etc.) cannot be approved or disapproved by the Dept of Management Services, but is dependent upon local ordinances and regulations governing procurement.
The Department is authorized by Section 287.042(16), F.S., to evaluate contracts and, when determined in writing to be cost-effective and in the best interest of the State, to approve such contracts for use by other entities.
Rule 60A-1.047, F.A.C., provides a procedure for agencies to request the Department's review of a potential alternate contract source. The Department may approve such contract for use by an individual agency, or may approve its use for all agencies. In addition, the Department may independently identify alternate contracts.