2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:1595.2 — Preference in letting contracts for public work


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§1595.2. Preference in letting contracts for public work

A.(1) In the letting of contracts for public work by any public entity, except contracts financed in whole or in part by contributions or loans from any agency of the United States government:

(a) Preference shall be given to contractors domiciled in the state of Louisiana over contractors domiciled in a state that provides for a preference in favor of contractors domiciled in that state over contractors domiciled in the state of Louisiana for the same type of work; and

(b) Contractors domiciled in the state of Louisiana are to be granted the same preference over contractors domiciled in such state favoring contractors domiciled therein with a preference over contractors domiciled in the state of Louisiana in the same manner and on the same basis and to the same extent that such preference may be granted in letting contracts for the same type of work by such other state to contractors domiciled therein over contractors domiciled in the state of Louisiana.

(2) If one party to a joint venture is qualified under this Section as a contractor domiciled in Louisiana, this qualification shall extend to all parties to the joint venture.

(3) For the purpose of this Section, a foreign corporation that has qualified to do business in the state of Louisiana in the manner required by law more than six months prior to the advertising for bids on a contract for public work shall be considered to be a contractor domiciled in the state of Louisiana for the purpose of letting the contract for such public work.

B. The provisions and requirements of this Section shall not be waived by any public entity.

Added by Acts 1983, No. 43, §2, eff. June 17, 1983.

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