02-14-2017 School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #32

Purchasing Solicitations


The Office of Purchasing Services prepares and distributes solicitations in collaboration with the schools and departments. Purchasing staff then tabulates, facilitates the review and selection, and prepares one of the following three recommendations:

    1. award to the lowest, responsive and responsible bidder or bidders.
    2. approval of selection committee ranking of firms and to contract with the top-ranked firm(s) or next ranked firm(s) if parties cannot reach agreement, or
    3. reject all submittals due to cost, non-compliance with specification, or other factors.

If the lowest bid is not recommended, justification must be provided by staff as to why the bidder(s) did not meet the definition of responsive and responsible within the solicitation.

Request for proposals or qualifications recommendations will be developed by a cross functional selection committee that evaluates proposals based on the criteria outlined in the solicitation document.

Attached are recommendations for the approval of various solicitations.  Detailed information, including bid tabulations or ranking of firms may be obtained by contacting the Office of Purchasing Services.


Award the Invitation to Bid (ITB) Name Change below:

a - ITB #14-B-037-DR - Herbicide, Pesticide and Fertilizers - Name Change: From John Deere Landscapes to SiteOne Landscape Supply - Purchasing & Warehouse Services 

Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) below:

b - RFP #17-P-033-WH - Employee Benefits Consultant and Broker of Record Services - Employee Benefits - $725,000.00 - Other Sources

Meeting Date(s)
Action - 2/14/2017

Authority for Action
Board Policy #6320, Florida Statute #287.057, Florida Administrative Code 6A-1.012

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Other Sources

Cost Center
2017a)Name ChangeN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
2017b)$725,000.00Yes7319850 0010027730312000


Ed Parker - Director of Purchasing & Warehouse Services, ext. 645

Dr. Mark W. Mullins - Deputy Superintendent/Chief Operating Officer, ext. 229

Attachment:  a - ITB 14-B-037-DR - SiteOne Landscape Supply - Name Change.pdf
Attachment:  b - RFP 17-P-033-WH - Benefits Consulting.pdf