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The Legislature and Department of Management Services Have Taken Steps to Improve Acquisition Management, Report No. 08-43, July 2008
 
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  • Consistent with our recommendations, the Legislature and Department of Management Services have modified some aspects of state purchasing operations.  In particular, the Legislature enacted revised certification requirements for contract negotiators and authorized the department to provide associated training.  In addition, the Legislature established the Council on Efficient Government, which will review and issue advisory reports for business plans for state agency outsourcing projects that meet specific cost thresholds.
  • However, the department has not been directed to review current statutory exemptions from competitive bidding, and problems with collecting complete procurement data remain.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 06-35 Steps Have Been Taken to Enhance State Acquisition Management, But Further Improvement Is Needed, published in April 2006.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Management Services
DMS Support Program

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 09-MFMP "MyFloridaMarketPlace," the State of Florida's eProcurement System, published in January 2009.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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