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      RS 39:1623     


§1623. Certification by using agency

            A. Upon seeking approval to enter into a proposed professional, personal, consulting, or social service contract valued in excess of five thousand dollars, an individual or individuals specifically designated by the head of the using agency for such purpose shall certify to the state chief procurement officer that:

            (1) Either no employee of that agency is both competent and available to perform the services called for by the proposed contract or the services called for are not the type readily susceptible of being performed by persons who are employed by the state on a continuing basis.

            (2) The services are not available as a product of a prior or existing professional, personal, consulting, or social service contract.

            (3) The requirement for consultant and social services contracts, when applicable, have been publicized pursuant to R.S. 39:1595(B).

            (4) The using agency has developed and fully intends to implement a written plan providing for:

            (a) The assignment of specific using agency personnel to a monitoring and liaison function.

            (b) The periodic review of interim reports or other indicia of performance to date.

            (c) The ultimate use of the final product of the services.

            (5) The cost basis for the proposed contract.

            (6) A description of the specific objectives or deliverables associated with the proposed contract and the monitoring plan therefor.

            (7) Methods to be used to measure and determine contract performance.

            (8) The Board of Regents has been notified in accordance with R.S. 39:136 of possible services called for that are the type readily susceptible of being performed by persons who are employed by or students of a postsecondary institution of the state.

            B. In addition to the certifications required in Subsection A herein, for any proposed professional, personal, consulting, or social service contract that exceeds fifty thousand dollars and has a term of more than six months, a cost-benefit analysis shall be conducted which indicates that obtaining such services from the private sector is more cost-effective than providing such services by the using agency itself or by an agreement with another state agency, to include both a short-term and long-term analysis. The state chief procurement officer shall promulgate, as necessary, rules and regulations relative to the form and content of a cost-benefit analysis.

            Added by Acts 1978, No. 772, §1. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 206, §1; Acts 1985, No. 673, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1424, §1, eff. July 15, 1997; Acts 2006, No. 592, §1; Acts 2014, No. 864, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Acts 2015, No. 395, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 2015.

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