STATE OF FLORIDA ADMINISTRATION ELECTRONIC DATA
DEPARTMENT OF BOND FINANCE PROCESSING
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MOTOR POOL
GENERAL SERVICES AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PURCHASING
Larson Building, Tallahassee 32301 SURPLUS PROPERTY
Thomas R. Brown, Executive Director
Please address reply to: 512 Larson Building
December 28, 1983
Mr. Howard Davis
Howard Davis Associates
115 Anastasia Boulevard
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Re: Project No. DOS-8375/8376
Government House East Wing Renovation
Reference is made to our recent discussions regarding the structuring
of the bid for the above project and my approval to set up the bid on
the basis of individual work items (or individual base bids) to permit
the Using Agency to exercise the maximum flexibility to select work
items (in lieu of a base bid plus alternates).
Howard, please be advised that this procedure is possible only under
condition that you explain to the bidders in the Non-Tech spec, the
basis upon which the State will make the selection of work items. The
basis for determining the selection cannot be arbitrary or merely for
the convenience of the Board or for flexibility. If you can do this,
please reword Paragraph B-24 accordingly. If, on the other hand, you
cannot 'provide a satisfactory explanation, you will have to revert
back to a bidding structure which identifies a base bid plus alternate
bids. Under the latter event, as you well know, selection of alternate
bids must be in sequence Cas described in Paragraph B-24, Non-Tech specs).
I tried to reach you by phone today, Thursday P.M,December 22, but appar-
ently the office was closed. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Project Development Section P.S. I will be away on leave until
NN/Ia January 3, 1984.
cc: Mr. Hector Miron .-
Bob Graham Jim Smith George Firestone Gerald A Lewis
Governor Attorney General Secretary of State Comptroller
Commissioner of Agriculture
Ralph D Turlington
Commissioner of Education