60A-1.041. Contract Manager and Negotiator Certifications  


Effective on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • 1The Department offers the following public purchasing certifications to agency employees:

    12(1) Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM) Certification.

    19(a) Employees must meet the following requirements for FCCM Certification: 1) selection for certification by the employee’s agency; and 2) successful completion of the FCCM Certification course within twelve (12) months of being assigned responsibility for contracts awarded under Chapters 215 and 287, F.S., in excess of $100,000 annually. Employees may seek waiver of the 12-month time period for good cause. The Department’s decision on a request for waiver is final.

    91(b) The FCCM Certification course satisfies requirements for the Chief Financial Officer’s Advancing Accountability: Best Practices for Contract and Grant Management Training.

    113(c) FCCM Certification is valid for four (4) years or until the expiration date stated on the employee’s FCCM Certificate, whichever is later.

    136(2) FCCM Recertification.

    139(a) Employees must meet the following requirements for FCCM Recertification: 1) current FCCM Certification; and 2) successful completion of the FCCM Recertification Course.

    162(b) FCCM Recertification is valid for four (4) years or until the expiration date stated on the employee’s FCCM Certificate, whichever is later.

    185(3) Florida Certified Contract Negotiator (FCCN) Certification.

    192(a) Employees seeking FCCN Certification must complete and submit Form PUR 2011 (Rev 03/17), “Florida Certified Contract Negotiator Application,” incorporated herein by reference and available at 219http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-08059 220or on the Department’s website at: dms.myflorida.com along with supporting documentation, to PURCertification@dms.myflorida.com.

    233(b) Employees must meet the following requirements for FCCN Certification: 1) successful completion of the FCCN Certification Course; 2) at least twelve (12) months’ experience as a purchasing agent, contract manager, or contract administrator for an agency or local government entity, where the job description for the position required that at least half of the employee’s designated duties included procuring commodities or contractual services, participating in contract negotiation, contract management, or contract administration, or working as an agency attorney whose duties included providing legal counsel to the agency’s purchasing or contracting staff; and 3) experience during the preceding five (5) years in leading at least one (1) federal, state, or local government negotiation team through a negotiated procurement, or participation in at least two (2) federal, state, or local government negotiated procurements. Negotiated procurements include those from a single source; those negotiated when fewer than two responsive bids, proposals, or replies are received; and contract renewals. Employees must provide documentation to show compliance with the experience and participation requirements when submitting Form PUR 2011. The Department’s decision on an employee’s compliance with the experience and participation requirements is final.

    422(c) FCCN Certification is valid for five (5) years or until the expiration date stated on the employee’s FCCN certificate, whichever is later.

    445(4) FCCN Recertification.

    448(a) Employees seeking FCCN Recertification must complete and submit Form PUR 2011 (03/17), “Florida Certified Contract Negotiator Application,” along with supporting documentation, to PURCertification@dms.myflorida.com.

    473(b) Employees must meet the following requirements for FCCN recertification: 1) successful completion of the FCCN Recertification Course; 2) current employment by an agency or local government entity in a position in which the job description includes contract negotiation-related duties; and 3) experience within the preceding five (5) years leading at least one (1) federal, state or local government negotiation team through a negotiated procurement, or participation in at least two (2) federal, state, or local government negotiated procurements. Employees must provide documentation to show compliance with the experience and participation requirements when submitting Form PUR 2011.

    570(c) FCCN Recertification is valid for five (5) years or until the expiration date stated on the employee’s FCCN certificate, whichever is later.

    593Rulemaking Authority 595287.032(2), 596287.042(12), 597287.057(16)(b) FS. 599Law Implemented 601287.057(14), 602287.057(16) FS. 604History–New 8-19-04, Amended 3-28-07, 4-25-17.

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