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Reciprocal Preference Law
Louisiana (LA)
 
 
Preference
Conditions
Varies by Category The following preferences are not in-state bidder preferences but are product preferences only.  Any bidder, whether in-state or out-of-state, is entitled to a preference so long as the product offered is a Louisiana product. 
Agricultural or Forestry Agricultural or forestry products, including meat, seafood, produce, eggs, paper or paper products shall be granted a 10% preference (does not have to lower bid price).
  1. Produce shall be produced in Louisiana and produce products shall be produced and processed in Louisiana.
  2. Eggs shall be laid in Louisiana and egg products shall be processed from eggs laid in Louisiana.
  3. Meat and Meat products shall be processed in Louisiana from animals which are alive at the time they enter the processing plant.
  4. Seafood shall be:
    1. Harvested in Louisiana seas or other Louisiana waters
    2. Harvested by a person who holds a valid appropriate commercial fishing license issued under statute
  5. Products produced from such seafood shall be processed in Louisiana. Domesticated catfish shall be processed in Louisiana from animals which were grown in Louisiana.
  6. Paper and paper products shall be manufactured or converted in Louisiana.
  7. All other agricultural or forestry products shall be produced, manufactured, or processed in Louisiana.
Meat and Meat products Meat and meat products which are further processed in Louisiana under the grading and certification service of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, provided the cost of the further processed meat and meat products does not exceed the cost of other meat or meat products by more than 7% (does not have to lower bid price). 
Catfish

Domesticated or wild catfish which are processed in Louisiana but grown outside of Louisiana provided the cost of the domesticated or wild catfish which are processed in Louisiana does not exceed the cost of the domesticated or wild catfish which are processed outside of Louisiana by more than 7% (does not have to lower bid price). 

Produce Produce processed in Louisiana but grown outside of Louisiana, provided the cost of the produce processed in Louisiana does not exceed the cost of produce processed outside of Louisiana by more than 7% (does not have to lower bid price). 
Eggs or Crawfish Eggs or crawfish which are processed in Louisiana under the grading service of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry , provided the cost of the further processed eggs or crawfish does not exceed the cost of other eggs or crawfish by more than 7% (does not have to lower bid price). 
Misc.  Materials, supplies, products, provisions, or equipment produced, manufactured, or assembled in Louisiana in which the following conditions are met:
  1. The cost of such items does not exceed the cost of other items outside the state by more than 10% (does have to lower bid price).
  2. The vendor of such Louisiana item agrees to sell the items at the same prices as the lowest bid offered.
Steel Steel rolled in this state provided the cost of the steel rolled in this state does not exceed by more than 10% (does not have to lower bid price).
Treated Wood The above preference language does not apply to treated wood poles or piling.
 
Clay Preference shall not apply to Louisiana products whose source is a clay which is mined or originates in Louisiana and which is manufactured, processed or refined in Louisiana for sale as an expanded clay aggregate form different than its original state.  This exception from preference does not apply to bricks manufactured in Louisiana.
Domestic Products 5% preference for products manufactured anywhere in the United States.  This preference applies if no Louisiana product preference takes place.
​Rodeos and Livestock Shows ​In-state vendors given preference over out of state vendors provided cost does not exceed by more than 5%.