§ 39:1556 As used in this Chapter, the words defined in this Section shall have the meanings set forth below, unless the context in which they are used clearly requires a different meaning or

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 39 > Subtitle III > Chapter 17 > Part I > Subpart B

  • Agency: as used in this Chapter shall have the same meaning ascribed to it as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Business: means any corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint stock company, joint venture, or any other legal entity through which business is conducted. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Central purchasing agency: means the office of state procurement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Chief procurement officer: means the person holding the position created in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Contract: means all types of state agreements, regardless of what they may be called, including orders and documents purporting to represent grants, which are for the purchase or disposal of supplies, services, major repairs, or any other item. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Contract modification: means any written alteration in specifications, delivery point, rate of delivery, period of performance, price, quantity, or other provisions of any contract accomplished by mutual action of the parties to the contract. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Contractor: means any person having a contract with a governmental body. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Court: means the Nineteenth Judicial District located in Baton Rouge and, in the event of an appeal from such a court, the First Circuit Court of Appeal located in Baton Rouge. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Debarment: means the disqualification of a person to receive invitations for bids or requests for proposals, or the award of any contract by any governmental body, for a specified period of time commensurate with the seriousness of the offense or the failure or the inadequacy of performance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Electronic: means electrical, digital, magnetic, optical, electromagnet, or any other similar technology. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • External procurement activity: means any buying organization not located in this state which, if located in this state, would qualify as a public procurement unit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • foreign representative: shall mean a person in a foreign country whose education and experience qualify such person to represent the state in such foreign country. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • governmental: includes the government of this State, the Government of the United States, or any subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of either of them. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • Governmental body: means any department, office, division, commission, council, board, bureau, committee, institution, agency, government corporation, or other establishment or official of the executive branch of state government. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Governmental entity: means any governmental unit which is not included in the definition of "governmental body" in this Section. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Grant: means the furnishing by the state of assistance, whether financial or otherwise, to any person to support a program authorized by law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • in writing: means the product of any method of forming characters on paper, other materials, or viewable screen, which can be read, retrieved, and reproduced, including information that is electronically transmitted and stored. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Invitation for bids: means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting bids in accordance with the procedures set forth in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Local public procurement unit: means any parish, city, town, governmental body, and any other subdivision of the state or public agency thereof, public authority, public educational, health, or other institution, and to the extent provided by law, any other entity which expends public funds for the acquisition or leasing of supplies, services, major repairs, and construction, and any nonprofit corporation operating a charitable hospital. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Major repairs: means those repairs payable with funds appropriated in the general appropriations act, except those funds transferred from the operating budget of one governmental body to supplement and complete a project under contract by the division of administration facility planning and control section. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Negotiation: means the formulation of a contractual relationship through discussions as may be allowed under this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any business, individual, union, committee, club, or other organization or group of individuals. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Private procurement unit: means any regionally accredited independent college or university in the state that is a member of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities or any early learning center as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Procurement: means the buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise obtaining any supplies, services, or major repairs. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Procurement officer: means any person authorized by a governmental body, in accordance with procedures prescribed by regulations, to enter into and administer contracts and make written determinations and findings with respect thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Public procurement unit: means either a local public procurement unit or a state public procurement unit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Purchasing agency: means any governmental body which is authorized by this Chapter or its implementing regulations, or by way of delegation from the state chief procurement officer, to contract on its own behalf rather than through the central contracting authority of the office of state procurement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Request for proposals: means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting proposals in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Services: means the furnishing of labor, time, or effort by a contractor whose primary purpose is to perform an identifiable task rather than to furnish an end item of supply. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Signature: means a manual or electronic signature. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Social service: means work rendered by any person, firm, corporation, organization, governmental body, or governmental entity in furtherance of the general welfare of the citizens of Louisiana, including but not limited to the objectives provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • State: means the State of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • State chief procurement officer: means the person holding the position created in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • State public procurement unit: means the central purchasing agency and any other purchasing agency of this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Supplemental agreement: means any contract modification which is accomplished by the mutual action of the parties. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Supplies: means all property, including but not limited to equipment, materials, insurance, and leases on immovable property excluding land or a permanent interest in land. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Suspension: means the disqualification of a person to receive invitations for bids or requests for proposals, or the award of a contract by the state, for a temporary period pending the completion of an investigation and any legal proceedings that may ensue because a person is suspected upon probable cause of engaging in criminal, fraudulent, or seriously improper conduct or failure or inadequacy of performance which may lead to debarment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Using agency: means any governmental body of the state which utilizes any supplies, services, or major repairs purchased under this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556