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      RS 39:1624     


§1624. Approval of contract; penalties

            A. Before approving a proposed contract for professional, personal, consulting, or social services, the state chief procurement officer or an assistant shall have determined that:

            (1) All provisions of R.S. 39:1623 have been complied with.

            (2) The using agency has statutory authority to enter into the proposed contract.

            (3) The contract will not establish an employer/employee relationship between the state or the using agency and any prospective contractor.

            (4) No current state employee will engage in the performance of the proposed contract except as provided for in R.S. 39:1626.

            (5) No using agency has previously performed or contracted for the performance of tasks which would be substantially duplicated under the proposed contract without appropriate written justification.

            (6) There has been appropriated or otherwise lawfully made available and ready for expenditure sufficient monies for payment of the services called for in the contract, at least for the applicable fiscal year.

            (7) The contracting using agency has specified the purpose, duration, specific goals and objectives, measures of performance, and a plan for monitoring the services to be provided under the contract.

            (8) The using agency has a written plan for the monitoring of the contract and such monitoring plan has been submitted in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the office of state procurement.

            (9) The provisions of R.S. 12:25(E) have been complied with, if the contract is with a business corporation, the provisions of R.S. 12:205(E) have been complied with, if the contract is with a nonprofit corporation, or the provisions of R.S. 12:304(A)(11) have been complied with, if the contract is with a foreign corporation.

            (10) The prospective contractor is current in the filing of all applicable tax returns and reports, and in payment of all taxes, interest, penalties, and fees owed to the state and collected by the Department of Revenue in accordance with R.S. 47:1678.

            B. Any corporation that fails to make complete disclosure of ownership, directors, and officers as required by law shall be required, as a penalty, to refund any funds received by that corporation from the state for the contract.

            Acts 1991, No. 944, §1; Acts 1997, No. 739, §1, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 2014, No. 864, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Acts 2017, No. 211, §1, eff. June 14, 2017.

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