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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Bureau of General Services

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

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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, directs the minority purchasing program, and operates the mail room, copy center, and motor pool for the Central Office.

Accomplishments in 1997-98

  • Re-bid the private food contracts at South Florida Reception Center, Charlotte and Dade Correctional Institutions. The payment system was converted based on a midnight census instead of actual meals served. This new system realized a cost avoidance of approximately $7,000 per month at each of these institutions.
  • Worked with two inmate phone vendors to install new phone systems at all institutions, work camps, and community corrections centers. In addition to providing commissions of 50% and 57.5%, the new phone contracts increase security and protect the public from unwanted telephone calls by including personal identification numbers, personal allowed numbers, and recordings of every inmate call enabling security staff the ability to monitor calls. Also, converted the Central Office telephone system to the CENTREX system, thereby reducing maintenance costs.
  • Completed the purchase and installation of new 800 megahertz base station radios and consoles for 12 institutions. Ordered 302 mobile radios and 24 Un-interruptable Power Systems for these institutions for use with the new 800 megahertz systems.
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