The Florida Engineering
Society promotes and defends the professional interests of all
engineers in the state of Florida. To do so, we maintain a strong
and effective voice with the legislature. If you are interested
in learning more about how to become involved, please contact Samantha Hobbs, Director of Government Affairs and Executive Policy.
***Update on HB 789 - Procurement of Professional Services (CCNA)***
HB 789was passed by the House Oversight, Transparency, and Administration Subcommittee on March 28, 2017 with a 10-5 vote.
While we were hopeful the committee would not bring the bill back up, they did, so the result is not a surprise and there is no need for alarm. Testimony, questions, and debate took over an hour and a half. The League of Cities was the only group to support the bill. The other appearance cards, over 20 in attendance, represented engineers, architects, landscape architects and surveyors and mappers.
Many thanks to Ken Vogel, PE who traveled to Tallahassee to testify for FES/FICE!
Please thank your legislators (or those you emailed) who voted No. This can be done by email. The vote sheet is located above and email addresses are located on the table below.
After watching the video, you will hear specific questions or comments Legislators made. If you can address these questions, please email the Legislator who had the question and copy Representative Stone, Ingoglia and FES/FICE Staff. At this point they need specific examples from their constituents (YOU) on how CCNA saves the tax payers money and how the Best Value Offer (BVO) process is not the best option for the State of Florida.
Be prepared when called upon from FES/FICE to educate Legislators on the importance of CCNA.
We encourage all engineers to become involved in this process. It will take some time and research from you and your firm, but that's a very small investment that will have a huge impact on protecting the engineering profession and industry.