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      RS 39:1572     


§1572. Exemptions

            A. Exemption from central purchasing agency and procurement regulations of commissioner. Procurement of the following items or by the following governmental bodies shall not be required to be conducted through the central purchasing agency and shall not be required to follow the procurement regulations of the commissioner or the office of state procurement, but shall nevertheless be subject to the requirements of this Chapter and such regulations as may be promulgated by the head of such governmental body:

            (1) The Department of Transportation and Development, for procurement of materials, services, and supplies that will become a component part of any road, highway, bridge, or appurtenance thereto.

            (2) Textbooks, scientific and laboratory equipment, teaching materials, teaching devices, and teaching supplies procured by the Department of Education.

            B. Exemptions from central purchasing only. Unless otherwise provided in R.S. 39:1554, exemptions from central purchasing do not apply to professional services, personal services, consulting services, social services, information technology, or vehicle acquisition. Unless otherwise ordered by regulation of the commissioner with approval of the governor, the following governmental bodies shall not be required to conduct procurement through the central purchasing agency, but shall nevertheless be subject to the requirements of this Chapter and the regulations promulgated by the commissioner:

            (1) Louisiana State University System.

            (2) Southern University System.

            (3) University of Louisiana System.

            (4) Special schools and other institutions under the supervision of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

            (5) The office of the state bond commission in the Department of the Treasury for printing only.

            (6) Louisiana Community and Technical College System.

            (7) The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education established pursuant to R.S. 17:3452.

            C. Use of central purchasing by exempt agencies. A governmental body exempted from centralized purchasing may use the central purchasing facilities whenever the best interests of such governmental body and the state may be served.

            Added by Acts 1979, No. 715, §1, eff. July 1, 1980. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 137, §3, eff. July 12, 1982; Acts 1983, No. 306, §1; Acts 1985, No. 880, §3, eff. July 23, 1985; Acts 1986, No. 383, §1; Acts 2003, No. 757, §1; Acts 2008, No. 62, §3, eff. June 5, 2008; Acts 2014, No. 864, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Acts 2022, No. 147, §1.

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