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      RS 27:221     


§221.  Powers and duties of corporation in general

The corporation, in pursuance of the attainment of the objectives and the purposes of this Chapter, may:

(1)  Sue and be sued in its corporate name.

(2)  Adopt a corporate seal and a symbol.

(3)  Hold copyrights, trademarks, and service marks and enforce its rights with respect thereto.

(4)  Appoint agents upon which process may be served.

(5)  Acquire immovable property and make improvements thereon, subject to the prior approval of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.

(6)  Make, solicit, and bid requests for proposals and offers for major procurements, in accordance with law or rules and regulations of the corporation including:

(a)  Contracts for major procurements after competitive negotiation, bidding, or other procedure authorized pursuant to the Louisiana Procurement Code, or the corporation may adopt special rules and regulations pursuant to the provisions of this Part providing for special procedures whereby the corporation may make any class of procurement including the authority to negotiate a reduced price.  Such procedures shall be designed to allow the selection of proposals that provide the greatest long-term benefit to the state, the greatest integrity for the corporation, and the best service and products for the public.  In its bidding and negotiation processes, the corporation may do its own bidding and procurement or may utilize the services of the division of administration central purchasing agency or other state agency or division.  The president of the corporation may with approval of the board declare an emergency for purchasing purposes.

(b)  Contracts to incur debt in its own name and enter into financing agreements with the state, its own agencies, or with a commercial bank, excluding the authority to issue bonds.

Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:621 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996.

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