La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § V-1803 - Multiple Award [Formerly LAC 34:I.1803]

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 3, March 20, 2022

A. A multiple award is an award of an indefinite quantity contract for one or more similar supplies or services to more than one bidder or proposer, and the state is obligated to order all of its actual, normal requirements for the specified supplies or services from those contractors. A multiple award may be in the state's best interest when award to two or more bidders or proposers for similar products is needed for adequate delivery, service, or availability, or for product compatibility. In making a multiple award, care shall be exercised to protect and promote the principles of competitive solicitation. Multiple awards shall not be made when a single award will meet the state's needs without sacrifice of economy or service. Awards shall not be made for the purpose of dividing the business or avoiding the resolution of tie bids. Any such awards shall be limited to the least number of suppliers necessary to meet the valid requirements of using agencies. All eligible users of the contract shall be named in the solicitation, and it shall be mandatory that the requirements of such users that can be met under the contract be obtained in accordance with the contract, provided that:
1. the state shall reserve the right to take bids separately if a particular quantity requirement arises which exceeds an amount specified in the contract;
2. the state shall reserve the right to take bids separately if the chief procurement officer approves a finding that the supply or service available under the contract will not meet a nonrecurring or special need of the state;
3. the contract shall allow the state to procure supplies produced, or services performed, incidental to the state's own programs, such as industries of correctional institutions and other similar industries, when such supplies or services satisfy the need.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § V-1803
Promulgated by the Office of the Governor, Division of Administration, Office of State Purchasing, LR 21:566 (June 1995), repromulgated LR 40:1361 (July 2014), Amended LR 44758 (4/1/2018).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 39:1581.

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