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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 255
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F.S. 255.60
255.60 Special contracts with charitable or not-for-profit organizations.The state, the governing body of any political subdivision of the state, or a public-private partnership is authorized, but not required, to contract for public service work with a not-for-profit organization or charitable youth organization, notwithstanding competitive sealed bid procedures required under this chapter, chapter 287, or any municipal or county charter, upon compliance with this section.
(1) The contractor or supplier must meet the following conditions:
(a) The contractor or supplier must be a not-for-profit corporation incorporated under chapter 617 and in good standing.
(b) The contractor or supplier must hold exempt status under s. 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, as an organization described in s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(c) For youth organizations, the corporate charter of the contractor or supplier must state that the corporation is organized as a charitable not-for-profit organization exclusively for at-risk youths enrolled in a work-study program.
(d) Administrative salaries and benefits for any such corporation shall not exceed 15 percent of gross revenues. Field supervisors shall not be considered administrative overhead.
(2) The contract, if approved by authorized agency personnel of the state, the governing body of a political subdivision, or the public-private partnership, as appropriate, must provide at a minimum that:
(a) For youth organizations, labor shall be performed exclusively by at-risk youth and their direct supervisors; and shall not be subject to subcontracting.
(b) For the preservation, maintenance, and improvement of park land, the property must be at least 20 acres with contiguous public facilities that are capable of seating at least 5,000 people in a permanent structure.
(c) For public education buildings, the building must be at least 90,000 square feet.
(d) Payment must be production-based.
(e) The contract will terminate should the contractor or supplier no longer qualify under subsection (1).
(f) The supplier or contractor has instituted a drug-free workplace program substantially in compliance with the provisions of s. 287.087.
(g) The contractor or supplier agrees to be subject to review and audit at the discretion of the Auditor General in order to ensure that the contractor or supplier has complied with this section.
(3) A contract under this section may not exceed the annual sum of $250,000.
(4) Should a court find that a contract purporting to have been entered into pursuant to this section does not so qualify, the court may order that the contract be terminated on reasonable notice to the parties. The court shall not require disgorgement of any moneys earned for goods or services actually delivered or supplied.
(5) Nothing in this section shall excuse any person from compliance with ss. 287.132-287.134.
History.s. 1, ch. 2003-113; s. 1, ch. 2013-223; s. 35, ch. 2014-17.