40A-7.003.  


Effective on Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • 1(1) For the purposes of this chapter, the Project Manager or Contract Manager, or subsequently titled position, shall determine, in consultation with the District’s Executive Director and General Counsel, whether a contractor has materially breached a contract with the District.

    41(2) The determination that a contractor has materially breached a contract with the District shall be based upon a finding that the contractor acted in a manner that was inconsistent with the terms and conditions of the contract under circumstances not excused by the contract, and the action resulted in or involved one or more of the following conditions:

    100(a) An adverse economic impact to the District of greater than $10,000;

    113(b) A delay in the completion of a District project by more than 3 months;

    128(c) The contractor failing to perform in accordance with professional licensing standards and regulations;

    142(d) The contractor intentionally failing to comply with Florida public records laws;

    154(e) The contractor discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or handicap;

    171(f) The contractor violating requirements of a District solicitation to ensure the fair award of District contracts, including price fixing between competitors, allocation of customers between competitors, and bid rigging;

    201(g) The contractor demonstrating willful or gross misconduct;

    209(h) The commission of a criminal offense, including public entity crimes as defined in Section 224287.133(1)(g), F.S.;

    226(i) The commission of any act indicating a lack of business integrity or honesty; or,

    241(j) The contractor knowingly doing business with a suspended contractor.

    251(3) Upon determining that a contractor materially breached a District contract in accordance with the requirements of subsection 40A-7.003(2), F.A.C., the District will notify the contractor that the Governing Board will determine whether the contractor should be placed on the District’s Temporary or Permanent Suspension List by mailing a Notice to Defaulting Contractor sent Certified U.S. Mail, return receipt requested. The Notice to Defaulting Contractor shall be mailed to the contractor at least 7 days prior to the Governing Board meeting.

    332Rulemaking Authority 334373.610 FS. 336Law Implemented 338373.610 FS. 340History–New 8-13-20.