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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Administration

Bureau of General Services

Karin Morris
Bureau Chief
(850) 488-2810
SunCom 278-2810

The Bureau of General Services coordinates the development, implementation and monitoring of all procurement activities for commodities and services in Central Office; reviews and approves all Federal Communications Commission licenses for each facility statewide; serves as contract administrator for the DC by preparing contracts for all program areas; develops policies and coordinates the statewide effort to maximize the competitive selection of vendors; and directs the minority purchasing program.

Accomplishments in 1996-1997:

  • Re-bid the inmate phone system for half of the institutions, increasing the revenue to the department; installed new computerized systems for all institutions to improve security on phone calls by monitoring and recording inmate phone calls; and restricted calls to a maximum of ten numbers per inmate;

  • Developed a new contract with Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE) that will result in officer shirts being produced at a cost of at least $2 less per shirt while employing over 100 inmates at Lawtey CI;

  • Completed a bid to obtain pagers and pager services at approximately 20 percent of the previous cost;

  • Developed a new vendor database and streamlined the process of distributing bids for commodities to increase competition and reduce mailing costs; and developed a model contract for services and streamlined the contract review process to decrease the time and lower the cost of processing contracts;

  • Bought and began installing new 800 megahertz base station radios and consoles for 12 institutions and ordered 501 new 800 megahertz portable radios for institutions that had not received new radios last fiscal year;

  • Exceeded (140.63%) the goals established for purchases from certified minority vendors.