OF THE GOVERNOR AND CABINET
HEAD OF THE
OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES
Contact: Joe M. McCaskill, 850/488-2276
approval to renew the contract for pre-employment psychological screenings
and fitness for duty evaluations. The term of the proposed contract
is July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2003. The estimated expenditures are
$130,800. The contractor is Law Enforcement Psychological and Counseling
Associates, Inc., of Coral Gables, Florida.
of the psychological screenings is to determine if applicants for
the position of law enforcement officer meet established psychological
standards for employment. The fitness for duty evaluation is used
to determine if an existing employee is fit for duty.
these services are exempt from competitive bidding requirements per
(3)(f), Florida Statutes, and 60A-1.002 (2)(c), FAC, the Florida Highway
Patrol also considered the information proposals received from Law
Enforcement Psychological Services, Inc., Los Gatos, California, and
Mr. Jeff Liang, Ph.D, Child Adolescent and Family Therapist, Tallahassee,
Psychological and Counseling Associates, Inc., has twenty years experience,
including 30 law enforcement agencies, and has provided these services
to the Florida Highway Patrol for nine years. They have been involved
in successfully answering challenges to the Florida Highway Patrol's
use of psychological screening in the employment process, and their
rates were the lowest of the three contractors.
approval to contract for custom automated driver license testing software
(ADLTS) from Compaq Computer Corporation.
will allow driver license customers to take their written test using
a personal computer or a written test generated by the computer. This
service will be offered in all driver licenses offices currently offering
written tests. A list is attached. The total cost for this custom
software is $675,000.
was selected for the ADLTS contract through a process of negotiation
with Compaq, Core Technology Group, Inc. and Canopy Software for the
is the incumbent vendor providing the Florida Driver License Information
System (FDLIS), offered the lowest price ($675,000), and is a current
state contract vendor (973-505-97-1).
Technology Group, Inc., was the former provider of driver license
testing software and quoted the highest price.
Software is currently providing two Expert Systems; the Supervisory
Assistance System and the Driver License Customer Assistance System
and is also a current state contract vendor (973-557-00-1), but quoted
a higher price than Compaq.
quotes from Core Technology and Canopy Software are attached along
with the statements of work and prices provided for both projects
by Compaq in accordance with the requirements of the state contract.
approval to contract for information technology consulting services
from Compaq Computer Corporation to support our Internet/e-government/e-commerce
web applications for driver license and motor vehicle registration renewal
services and automated driver license testing.
web site will allow customers to record changes of address, renew
licenses and registrations as well as take or administer driver license
tests. The Department selected Compaq for establishing the Internet
site through ITN #008-99, Replacement of FRVIS in Tax Collector offices.
services, which apply to all of the Department's e-government functions,
include on-site administration for Microsoft NT, Web and Transaction
servers, Netscape I Planet software, and Paylinks software. The estimated
total amount for the project is $150,000. The purchase will be made
in accordance with the terms and conditions of State Contract #973-505-97-1.