Title 39. Public Finance

Subtitle III. General Laws on State Debt

Chapter 17. Louisiana Procurement Code

Part II. Purchasing Organization

Subpart A. Division of Administration


39:1561      Authority and duties of the commissioner of administration


A. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, the commissioner of administration, hereinafter referred to as “the commissioner,” shall have the authority and responsibility to promulgate regulations, consistent with this Chapter, governing the procurement, management, and control of any and all supplies, services, major repairs, and personal, professional, consulting, or social services required to be procured by the state. However, the commissioner shall not require by rule or regulation any policy or management board of public higher education or any institution under their jurisdiction to prepare or submit a monthly report on items purchased from state contracts or on contract item usage to the division of administration. The quarterly report listing purchases for under five thousand dollars and the annual report for purchases above five thousand dollars on all items purchased from state contracts shall be sufficient to meet the requirements of this Chapter.


B. The commissioner or his designee shall consider and decide matters of policy within the provisions of this Chapter including those referred to him by the state chief procurement officer. The commissioner or his designee shall have the power to audit and review the implementation of the procurement regulations and the requirements of this Chapter.


Acts 2014, No. 864, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.