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Contract and Agreement Type Definitions

This page provides information about the types of contracts and agreements on the State Contracts and Agreements page; click on a link below to return to the list of active state contracts and agreements and limit the list to a specific contract/agreement type.

 

A state term contract is a contract that is competitively procured by the Division of State Purchasing for selected products and services for use by agencies and eligible users. Florida agencies and eligible users may use a request for quote to obtain written pricing or services information from a state term contact vendor for commodities or contractual services available on a state term contract from that vendor. Use of state term contracts is mandatory for Florida agencies in accordance with Section 287.056, Florida Statutes.

Pursuant to Rule 60A-1.001, Florida Administrative Code, eligible users of state term contracts include:

(a) United States government departments, commissions, agencies, and instrumentalities thereof, having a physical presence within the State of Florida;
(b) This state’s constitutional, judicial branch, and legislative branch entities, and instrumentalities thereof;
(c) Instrumentalities of this state’s executive branch agencies;
(d) State universities and colleges, their boards of trustees, and the board of governors, as described by Sections 1000.21, 1001.60 and 1001.71, F.S., and instrumentalities thereof;
(e) Political subdivisions, including counties, cities, towns, villages and districts, as described by Section 1.01(8), F.S., and instrumentalities thereof;
(f) School districts, as described by Section 1001.30, F.S., and instrumentalities thereof;
(g) Independent, nonprofit colleges or universities located within the State of Florida and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;
(h) For purposes of insurance contracts procured pursuant to Section 287.022, F.S., only state universities, as described by Section 1000.21, F.S., are eligible users.

 

An alternate contract source is a contract let by a federal, state, or local government that has been approved by the Department of Management Services, based on a determination that the contract is cost-effective and in the best interest of the state, for use by one or all Florida agencies for purchases, without the requirement of competitive procurement. Alternate contract sources are authorized by Subsection 287.042(16), Florida Statutes, as implemented by Rule 60A-1.045, Florida Administrative Code.

 

Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc. (PRIDE) is a non-profit corporation authorized by the Florida Legislature through Section 946.515, Florida Statutes, to administer an inmate work program. Products and services are available for purchase from PRIDE by Florida agencies without competitive procurement. Subject to the agency determination provided for in Sections 287.042(1) and 946.515, Florida Statutes, no similar product or service of comparable price and quality, found necessary for use by any state agency, may be purchased from any source other than PRIDE if PRIDE certifies that the product is manufactured by, or the service is provided by, inmates, and the product or service meets the comparable performance specifications and comparable price and quality requirements. Any service or item manufactured, processed, grown, or produced by PRIDE in a correctional work program may be furnished or sold to any legislative, executive, or judicial agency of the state, any political subdivision, any other state, any foreign entity or agent thereof, any agency of the Federal Government, or any person, firm, or business entity if not prohibited by federal law.

 

RESPECT of Florida is the Central Nonprofit Agency (CNA) contracted with the State of Florida to represent employment centers for the blind and other severely handicapped in facilitating the allocation of orders by Florida agencies. Subject to the agency determination provided for in Section 413.036, Florida Statutes, no similar product or service of comparable price and quality found necessary for use by any Florida state agency may be purchased from any source other than the CNA for the blind or severely handicapped if the CNA certifies that the product is manufactured or supplied by, or the service is provided by, the blind or severely handicapped, and the product or service meets the comparable performance specifications and comparable price and quality requirements as determined by the agency.

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Please direct questions regarding specific state contracts and agreements to the contract manager listed on the contract webpage. Please direct general questions regarding state contracts and agreements to purchasingcustomerservice@dms.myflorida.com.