La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § V-3105 - Initiation of Hearing [Formerly LAC 34:I.3105]

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

A. Responsibility of Bidders and Proposers. A hearing held to consider the disqualification of a bidder or proposer shall be commenced with the giving of written notice issued by the chief procurement officer, the commissioners or head of a governmental body.
B. Protest of aggrieved person in connection with the solicitation, award, or issuance of written notice of intent to award. Any person who is aggrieved in connection with the solicitation, award, or issuance of written notice of intent to award may protest to the chief procurement officer. Protests with respect to a solicitation shall be submitted in writing at least 2 days prior to the opening of bids or proposals. Protests with respect to the award of a contract or the issuance of written notice of intent to award a contract shall be submitted in writing within 14 days after contract award.
1. The written protest must state the issue(s) protested. The protest hearing is limited to the issues contained in the written protest unless there is a showing that an issue not mentioned ought to be examined in order to properly dispose of the matter, or, in the public interest, there is other good ground for consideration of other issues and evidence.
2. Upon receipt of a written protest in conformity with the preceding Paragraph, the chief procurement officer shall cause to issue a written notice to the aggrieved person and shall also, issue a written notice to all interested persons.
C. Suspensions and Debarments. A hearing for a candidate for suspension or debarment for cause from consideration for award of contracts or a suspension from such consideration during an investigation where there is probable cause for such debarment shall be initiated by issuance of written notice thereof in accordance with the procurement code.
D. Contract and Breach of Contract Controversies. Hearings on controversies between the state and a contractor based upon breach of contract, mistake, misrepresentation, or other cause for contract modification or rescission shall commence with issuance of written notice by the chief procurement officer on his motion for reasons set forth in the notice or at the request of the contractor communicated in writing to the chief procurement officer and the head of the governmental body of the state utilizing the supplies, services, or major repairs under the contract.

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La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § V-3105
Promulgated by the Office of the Governor, Division of Administration, Office of State Purchasing, LR 9:210 (April 1983), amended LR 22:280 (April 1996), repromulgated LR 40:1366 (July 2014), Amended by the Office of the Governor, Division of Administration, Office of State Procurement, LR 44769 (4/1/2018).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 39:1581.

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