Title 38. Public Contracts, Works and Improvements
Chapter 10. Public Contracts
Part V. Regulations of Closed Specifications and Exclusive Distribution of Materials
38:2290 Closed specification prohibited; exception
A. No architect or engineer, either directly or indirectly, shall submit a closed specification of a product to be used in the construction of a public building or project, unless all products other than the one specified would detract from the utility of the building, or except in those cases where a particular material is required to preserve the historical integrity of the building or the uniform appearance of an existing structure, or is required as part of an integrated coastal protection project, as defined in R.S. 49:214.2, for the evaluation of new and improved integrated coastal protection technologies.
B. A closed specification shall not be submitted or authorized when any person or group of persons possess the right to exclusive distribution of the specified product, unless the product is required to expand or extend an existing system presently operating at the facility or site, or if a specified product is required as part of an integrated coastal protection project, as defined in R.S. 49:214.2, for the evaluation of new and improved integrated coastal protection technologies. However, no such closed specifications shall be allowed until rules have been promulgated by the division of administration after oversight by the Senate and House Committees on Transportation, Highways and Public Works and other appropriate legislative committees.
Added by Acts 1965, No. 40, § 1. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 596, § 1, eff. July 22, 1982; Acts 1997, No. 678, § 1; Acts 2016, No. 373, § 1.