Department of Financial Services, Departmental  



    Notice of Bid/Invitation to Negotiate

    Florida Planning, Accounting, and Ledger Management

    DFS FL PALM ITN 1617-07 Software and System Integrator Services


    Pursuant to section 287.057, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapter 2016-66, Section 6, 2317A, Laws of Florida, the Department of Financial Services’ (Department or DFS) Florida Planning, Accounting and Ledger Management Project (Florida PALM or Project) seeks Replies to this Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) from qualified vendors (Respondents) to obtain the best and most appropriate means of providing Software and System Integrator (SSI) Services for a new financial management solution (Financial Management Solution or the Solution). The state of Florida desires an integrated, enterprise Financial Management Solution that allows the State to organize, define, and standardize its financial management processes and that complies with sections 215.90-215.96, F.S.


    The purpose of this ITN is to replace the four main components of the Florida Accounting Information Resource (FLAIR) subsystem and the cash management and accounting management components of the Cash Management System (CMS). The main FLAIR components to be replaced include Central FLAIR, Departmental FLAIR, Payroll, and Information Warehouse. The Scope of Services requested is set out in Attachment B – Project Specifications and the Business Requirements presented in the Advantiv Solutions, LLC DecisionDirector® tool.


    This ITN does not include any functionality that duplicates any of the other information subsystems of the Florida Financial Management Information System or Agency business processes related to any of the functions included in the personnel information system, the purchasing subsystem, or the legislative appropriations system/planning and budgeting subsystem.


    Point of Contact/Purchasing Agent:  All questions must be in writing and should reference the above solicitation number and title. Submit all questions to Purchasing Agent, Gloriann McInnis via email at


    Reply Due Date: On or prior to 3:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, to the Purchasing Agent identified to the following office location:

    Department of Financial Services, 200 East Gaines Street, Larson Building, Purchasing Services, Room B24, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0317.


    The Department reserves the right to issue amendments, addenda, and changes to the timeline and specifically to any public meeting identified within the solicitation. The Department will post notice of any changes regarding this solicitation or additional meetings within the Vendor Bid System (VBS) in accordance with Section 287.042(3), Florida Statutes, and will not re-advertise the notice in the Florida Administrative Register (FAR). To access the VBS go to the following web address:


    ADA Requirements: Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting: Procurement Officer – see above. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).



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