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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

Jimmy McLeod
Bureau Chief
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The Bureau of General Services coordinates the development, implementation, and monitoring of all procurement activities for commodities and services; implements and approves expansion, upgrades and improvements in radio communications systems; monitors and participates in telecommunication issues before the Public Service Commission that affect department interests; serves as contract administrator for the department by preparing contracts for all program areas; develops procedures and coordinates the statewide effort to maximize the competitive selection of vendors; directs the minority purchasing program; operates the mail room, copy center, and motor pool for Central Office; develops and maintains the department's inventory of land; oversees land management and acquisitions; coordinates Central Office property management, statewide insurance and leasing policies, surplus property and records management.

Accomplishments in FY 1998-99

  • Completed the purchase and installation of new 800 megahertz base station radios and consoles for 8 institutions and ordered 402 portable radios for those institutions for use with the new system. At the end of FY 98-99, 32% of the institutions were completed with local 800 MHz channels and portable radios (18 of 55).

  • In conjunction with the Governor's Office, coordinated the distribution and mail-out of 122,000 posters and 973,000 brochures in English, Spanish, and Creole for the 10-20-LIFE anti-gun law throughout the state of Florida in July and August 1999.

  • Relocated the Corrections' Data Center (CDC) from the Supreme Court to the Central Office.

  • Contracted with a private vendor to provide complete health care services for Broward Correctional Institution.

  • Established and enforced standardization of purchasing processes.