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Chapter 255
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F.S. 255.248
255.248 Definitions.As used in this section and ss. 255.249 and 255.25, the term:
(1) “Best leasing value” means the highest overall value to the state based on objective factors that include, but are not limited to, rental rate, renewal rate, operational and maintenance costs, tenant-improvement allowance, location, lease term, condition of facility, landlord responsibility, amenities, and parking.
(2) “Competitive solicitation” means an invitation to bid, a request for proposals, or an invitation to negotiate.
(3) “Department” means the Department of Management Services.
(4) “Managing agency” means an agency that serves as the title entity or that leases property from the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund for the operation and maintenance of a state-owned office building.
(5) “Privately owned building” means any building not owned by a governmental agency.
(6) “Responsible lessor” means a lessor that has the capability in all respects to fully perform the contract requirements and the integrity and reliability that will assure good faith performance.
(7) “Responsive bid,” “responsive proposal,” or “responsive reply” means a bid or proposal, or reply submitted by a responsive and responsible lessor, which conforms in all material respects to the solicitation.
(8) “Responsive lessor” means a lessor that has submitted a bid, proposal, or reply that conforms in all material respects to the solicitation.
(9) “State-owned office building” means any building whose title is vested in the state and which is used by one or more executive agencies predominantly for administrative direction and support functions. The term excludes:
(a) District or area offices established for field operations where law enforcement, military, inspections, road operations, or tourist welcoming functions are performed.
(b) All educational facilities and institutions under the supervision of the Department of Education.
(c) All custodial facilities and institutions used primarily for the care, custody, or treatment of wards of the state.
(d) Buildings or spaces used for legislative activities.
(e) Buildings purchased or constructed from agricultural or citrus trust funds.
(10) “Tenant broker” means a private real estate broker or brokerage firm licensed to do business in this state and under contract with the department to provide real estate transaction, portfolio management, and strategic planning services for state agencies.
History.s. 3, ch. 75-70; s. 61, ch. 85-349; s. 1, ch. 2007-220; s. 4, ch. 2013-152.