Skip Navigation Links
      RS 39:1604.1     


§1604.1. Preference in awarding contracts

            A. In the awarding of contracts by any public entity, except contracts for the construction, maintenance, or repair of highways and streets, and contracts financed in whole or in part by contributions or loans from any agency of the United States government, where both in-state and out-of-state vendors are bidding, in-state vendors shall be given a preference in the same manner that any of the out-of-state vendors would be given on a comparative bid in their own state. If one party to a joint venture is qualified under this Section as a vendor domiciled in Louisiana, this qualification shall extend to all parties to the joint venture. For the purpose of this Section, a foreign corporation which was qualified to do business in the state of Louisiana in the manner required by law more than six months prior to the advertising of bids on a contract shall be considered to be a vendor domiciled in the state of Louisiana for the purpose of awarding the contract.

            B. For purposes of determination of the lowest responsible bidder, when letting contracts where bids are received from in-state vendors and out-of-state vendors, local sales and use taxes shall be excluded from the bid.

            C. The provisions and requirements of this Section shall not be waived by any public entity.

            Added by Acts 1978, No. 772, §1; Acts 1981, No. 451, §1; Amended by Acts 1982, No. 307, §1; Acts 1985, No. 357, §1 by Acts 1982, No. 307, §1; Acts 1985, No. 673, §1; Acts 2014, No. 864, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Acts 2014, No. 864, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.

If you experience any technical difficulties navigating this website, click here to contact the webmaster.
P.O. Box 94062 (900 North Third Street) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9062