A. No competitive bidding is required unless otherwise stated for the following items:
"Louisiana authorized dealer" means a company that satisfies the requirements of a resident business defined in R.S. 39:1591(6) and is authorized by the manufacturer to sell and/or provide services for their products.
Written verification on Authorized Dealer Certification Form will be required to support any claim of a Louisiana Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Authorized Dealer qualification, or any other non-Louisiana OEM-Authorized Dealer status.
Competitive bidding will be required for repairs and repair parts in excess of $5,000 when not using an Original Equipment Manufacturer or any Louisiana or non-Louisiana OEM-Authorized Dealer.
(6) “Resident business” means one authorized to do and doing business under the laws of this state, which either:
(a) Maintains its principle place of business in the state; or
(b) Employs a minimum of two employees who are residents of the state.