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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XI
Chapter 154
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F.S. 154.215
154.215 Construction contracts.Contracts for the construction of any project shall be awarded by the authority upon a competitive or negotiated basis, as it determines will most effectively serve the purposes of this part. The authority may, by written contract, engage the services of the lessee or prospective lessee of any project in the construction of such project and may provide in such contract that the lessee or prospective lessee may act as an agent of, or an independent contractor for, the authority for the performance of the functions described therein, subject to such conditions and requirements consistent with the provisions of this part as shall be prescribed in such contract, including such functions as the acquisition of the site and other real property for such project; the preparation of plans, specifications, and contract documents; the award of construction and other contracts upon a competitive or negotiated basis; the construction of such project, or any part thereof, directly by such lessee or prospective lessee; the inspection and supervision of construction; the employment of engineers, architects, builders, and other contractors; and the provisions of money to pay the cost thereof pending reimbursement by the authority. Any such contract may provide that the authority may, out of proceeds of bonds, make advances to or reimburse the lessee or prospective lessee for its costs incurred in the performance of such functions and shall set forth the supporting documents required to be submitted to the authority and the reviews, examinations, and audits that shall be required in connection therewith to assure compliance with the provisions of this part and such contract.
History.s. 8, ch. 74-323.