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Concerns LAC 34:XIII.Chapter 15, Section 1503.B

When to Protest

  • With Respect To A Solicitation
    In writing at least 3 days prior to the opening of bids (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and postal holidays)
  • With Respect To The Award or Written Intent to Award
    In writing within 7 days after contract award

The protest documents shall state fully the reason(s) for the protest and include supporting documentation

The Decision

The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) shall render a written decision regarding a protest within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and postal holidays) after receipt of the protest and any subsequently submitted information. A written decision shall be furnished to the aggrieved party and other interested parties.

The Hearing

If determined by the CPO, a hearing may be held before a hearing officer affording all parties, aggrieved persons, or interested persons to respond and present evidence on all issues protested.

Administrative Appeal

Any person or entity aggrieved by the decision of the CPO or hearing officer regarding a protest or contract controversy may appeal the decision to the CFO or designee within 7 days of receipt of the written decision.

The decision of the CFO or designee regarding an appeal brought under LAC 34:XIII.1503.F may not be appealed.

Judicial Appeal

Any person or entity adversely affected by the final administrative determination regarding a protest or contract controversy may seek judicial review of the administrative determination in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court in East Baton Rouge Parish, which review shall be based on the record complied at the administrative level. 

Rev 5/19/21




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