TITLE 39. PUBLIC FINANCE
SUBTITLE III. GENERAL LAWS ON STATE DEBT
CHAPTER 17. LOUISIANA PROCUREMENT CODE
PART III. SOURCE SELECTION AND CONTRACT FORMATION
SUBPART B. METHODS OF SOURCE SELECTION
39:1593.1 Group purchasing
A. The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center may contract with a group purchasing organization through a competitive request for proposals process for medical and laboratory supplies and medical equipment required for the purpose of diagnosis or direct treatment of a patient by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic setting.
B. Prior to the award of such contract, the proposed contract shall be approved by the commissioner of administration provided he determines the total cost to be less than the state procurement prices and that the contract is in the best interest of the state.
C. No later than sixty days after a purchasing agency submits a proposed contract to the commissioner for approval, the commissioner shall notify the purchasing agency in writing as to whether the proposed contract has been approved or rejected. If the commissioner does not timely notify the purchasing agency of his decision, the request for approval on the proposed contract shall be deemed to have been approved. The commissioner shall not unreasonably withhold his approval.
Added by Acts 1997, No. 3, § 4, eff. July 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, No. 802, § 4, eff. July 2, 1999; Acts 2012, No. 811, § 13, eff. July 1, 2012.