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Department of Management Services

Support Program

What is the purpose of the program?

The Support Program assists state and local governments in managing general business operations of the state. This includes state purchasing, private prison monitoring, real estate development and management, fleet management, federal property assistance, and correctional privatization.

What services does the program provide?

The program delivers services in several areas.
  • Federal Property Assistance acquires and distributes federally owned tangible personal property declared excess/surplus by the military and federal government. This property is allocated to the State of Florida for the benefit of state and local law enforcement, public agencies and private/nonprofit health and education organizations.
  • Fleet Management manages the purchase, operation, maintenance and disposal of the state's fleet of motor vehicles and watercraft. The division establishes policies and procedures for effective and efficient purchase, assignment, use, maintenance and disposal of motor vehicles and watercraft.
  • The Office of Supplier Diversity works to improve business and economic opportunities for Florida's woman-, veteran-, and minority-owned businesses. Specifically, the office certifies such businesses and conducts advocacy, outreach, and business matchmaker events.
  • Purchasing Oversight promotes fair and open competition in the state's procurement process and provides professional leadership and guidance in understanding and using the best resources available. The Division of State Purchasing's Professional Development program offers public purchasing training and offers three statutorily required certification programs: Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM), Florida Certified Contract Negotiator (FCCN), and Project Management Professional (PMP) for state agency procurement professionals and other eligible users.
  • The Bureau of Private Prison Monitoring enters into contracts for the design, construction, and operation of privately operated correctional facilities. The bureau may not enter into a contract unless it determines that the contract or series of contracts in total for the facility will result in cost savings to the state of at least 7% over the Department of Corrections. Once the savings is determined, the bureau enters into an operations and management contract with a private vendor to operate the facility for an agreed upon daily per diem. The bureau currently oversees the operational contracts of seven Florida correctional facilities and currently has fifteen authorized positions.
  • The Division of State Technology provides the State with guidance and strategic direction on a variety of transformational technologies, such as cybersecurity and data analytics, while also providing critical services, including: voice, data, and software.

How are these activities funded?

Fiscal Year: 2020-21
Fund Dollars Positions
PROGRAM: SUPPORT PROGRAM
FEDERAL PROPERTY ASSISTANCE
514,761
5.00
MOTOR VEHICLE AND WATERCRAFT MANAGEMENT
2,815,497
6.00
OFFICE OF SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
441,054
6.00
PRIVATE PRISON MONITORING
2,940,468
15.00
PURCHASING OVERSIGHT
18,526,183
49.00
TOTAL
25,237,963
81.00

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

A complete list of related OPPAGA reports is available on our website.

Where can I get more information?

Other Reports
Annual Report 2017-2018, Department of Management Services, Office of Inspector General.
Publications ,Department of Management Services, Office of Inspector General.

Websites of Interest
DMS Fleet Management and Federal Property Assistance
Minority Business Development Agency
National Association of Fleet Administrators
National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)
National Institute of Government Purchasing
Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials

Performance Information


Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan.

What are the applicable statutes?

Chapters 216, 217, 273, 287, and 946; and ss. 20.22, and 403.7065, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Division of State Purchasing, 850-488-3049; email:  purchasingcustomerservice@dms.myflorida.com
Office of Supplier Diversity, 850-487-0915

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