Each board shall develop contracts consistent with this chapter and statutes governing
public facilities. Such a contract must contain the drawings and specifications of the work to be done
and the material to be furnished, the time limit in which the construction is to be
completed, the time and method by which payments are to be made upon the contract,
and the penalty to be paid by the contractor for a failure to comply with the terms
of the contract. The board may require the contractor to pay a penalty for any failure to comply
with the terms of the contract and may provide an incentive for early completion. Upon accepting a satisfactory bid, the board shall enter into a contract with the
party or parties whose bid has been accepted. The contractor shall furnish the board with a performance and payment bond as set
forth in s. 255.05. A board or other public entity may not require a contractor to secure a surety bond
under s. 255.05 from a specific agent or bonding company. A person, firm, or corporation that constructs any part of any educational plant,
or addition thereto, on the basis of any unapproved plans or in violation of any plans
approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and rules of the State
Board of Education or regulations of the Board of Governors relating to building standards
or specifications is subject to forfeiture of the surety bond and unpaid compensation
in an amount sufficient to reimburse the board for any costs that will need to be
incurred in making any changes necessary to assure that all requirements are met and
is also guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, for each separate violation.
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