La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § V-2705 - Cooperative Purchasing Agreement in Form of Open-Ended State Contract [Formerly LAC 34:I.2505]

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

A. Cooperative purchasing may include, but is not limited to, joint or multi-party contracts between public procurement units and open-ended state public procurement unit contracts which are made available to local public procurement units.
B. Any agreement between the state and a local public procurement unit entered into pursuant to R.S. 39:1702 which provides that certain open-ended state procurement contracts shall be available to the local public procurement unit, shall also provide that:
1. the state shall conduct the procurement in compliance with the Louisiana Procurement Code;
2. when the local public procurement unit agrees to procure any supply or service under the state contract, its requirements for such supply or service shall be obtained by placing purchase orders against the appropriate state contract in accordance with the terms and conditions of such contract;
3. payment for supplies or services ordered by the local public procurement unit under state contracts shall be the exclusive obligation of said local public procurement unit;
4. inspection and acceptance of supplies or services ordered by the local public procurement unit under state contracts shall be the exclusive obligation of said local public procurement unit;
5. the state may terminate the agreement for failure of the local public procurement unit to comply with the terms of the contract or pay a contractor to whom the state has awarded an open-ended contract;
6. the exercise of any warranty rights attaching to supplies or services received by the local public procurement unit under state contracts shall be the exclusive obligation of said local public procurement unit; and
7. failure of a local public procurement unit which is procuring supplies or services under a state contract to secure performance from the contractor in accordance with the terms and conditions of its purchase order will not necessarily require the state or any other local publicprocurement unit to consider the default or to discontinue procuring under the contract.

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La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § V-2705
Promulgated by the Office of the Governor, Division of Administration, Office of State Purchasing, LR 8:341 (My 1982), amended LR 21:566 (June 1995), repromulgated LR 40:1364 (July 2014), LR 40:2573 (December 2014).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 39:1581.

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