The Board of County Commissioners, “the County” and the Walton County Tourist Development Council, “the TDC” are seeking the Professional Services of a State Lobbyist for the County and TDC, with regard to any matters in which the County may need such services before the Florida Legislature, state and administrative agencies, the Florida Governor and Cabinet in whichever legal role said entities may be performing. Submittals to act, as State Lobbyist, for the County shall be designed to portray how to complete the range of services available through the firm that may best assist the County. The firm/individual chosen by the County and the TDC as its State Lobbyist agrees to be available at all times upon reasonable request to meet with the County and TDC, Commissioners, the County’s staff, and other consultants in order to perform the responsibilities of State Lobbyist.
RFQ DEADLINE: November 18, 2021, no later than 10:00 AM and will open immediately thereafter.
BIDDER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DELIVERY OF ITS SUBMITTAL. SUBMITTALS RECEIVED AFTER THE SPECIFIED DAY AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED. THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT IS CLOSED ON ALL FRIDAYS AND WILL BE CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 11, 2021 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.
LATE SUBMITTALS RECEIVED AFTER THE AFOREMENTIONED DEADLINE DATE, EITHER BY MAIL OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WILL BE RETURNED UNOPENED. THE TIME OF RECEIPT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE TIME THE SUBMITTAL IS RECEIVED IN THE PURCHASING AGENT'S OFFICE. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FIRM FOR ASSURING THAT THE RFQ IS RECEIVED IN THE PURCHASING OFFICE BY THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME. NO FAXED, ELECTRONIC, OR ORAL RFQ WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Last date to submit questions is November 10, 2021 no later than 12:00 Noon. All questions are to be directed in writing to the County Purchasing Agent. DIRECTING QUESTIONS TO ANY OTHER STAFF, PROJECT ENGINEER AND ANY OTHER PERSON IS PROHIBITED AND WILL RESULT IN BID BEING DISQUALIFIED. Questions received after such date and time will not be answered.
To be considered, Firm/Team must submit original on a thumb drive along with one hard copy of Statement of Qualifications in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the Firm/Team's or individual's name and address, and the words "STATE LOBBYING SERVICES" addressed to:
Office of Central Purchasing
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435