2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:2178 — State agency initiative coordinators and reporting
§2178. State agency initiative coordinators and reporting
A. Each agency of the state shall participate in the Louisiana Initiative for Veteran and Service-Connected Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Entrepreneurships by complying with all provisions of this Chapter, administrative law related thereto, and any other requirements of the commissioner.
B. Each agency shall maintain current data relating to its procurement and public contract activities with respect to the requirements of this Chapter. The agency shall be prepared to provide to the commissioner of administration, upon request, the total number and dollar value of all contracts awarded to veteran and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small entrepreneurships in that fiscal year, as well as contracts which provided a good faith veteran and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small entrepreneurship subcontracting plan.
C. The initiative coordinator shall be the person serving in the position of undersecretary for a state department or business manager for a state agency. The coordinator shall undertake any duties the agency head deems necessary to ensure that the agency achieves its maximum potential with respect to usage of veteran and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small entrepreneurships in its procurements and public contracts. Specifically, the coordinator shall be responsible for all of the following activities:
(1) Collection and reporting of agency data to the commissioner.
(2) Coordination of forums to be held at the agency at which veteran and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small entrepreneurships and contractors making a good faith effort to subcontract with veteran and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small entrepreneurships shall be invited to deliver technical and business presentations demonstrating their capability to do business with the agency. Agency participants in such forums shall be those senior managers and procurement personnel who administer procurements and public contracts relevant to the veteran and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small entrepreneurship. The forums shall be conducted at least annually.
Acts 2009, No. 167, §1.
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