Pamela Bartfay Rice, Esq.
Interim Director

Tel: (225) 342-7097
Fax: (225) 342-8369

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9095

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Louisiana Revised Statutes Title 39:1524 states that "Prior to the institution of any action in a court concerning any contract, claim or controversy, the commissioner of administration with the concurrence of the attorney general is authorized to compromise, pay, or otherwise adjust the claim by or against or a controversy with a contractor relating to a professional, personal, consulting, or social service contract entered into with the state under their respective authority, including a claim or controversy based on breach of contract, mistake, misrepresentation, or other cause for contract modification or rescission. Nothing herein shall limit the authority of the commissioner of administration, pursuant to rules and regulations to issue, negotiate, or accept changes in the terms and conditions of a contract. When authorized, such compromise, payments, or adjustments shall be promptly paid; however, subject to any limitations or conditions imposed by rule or regulation, the commissioner of administration shall charge back all or any portion of such payments to the department or departments for whose benefit the contract was let".

In order to request approval to pay any outstanding invoice under Louisiana Revised Statutes Title 39:1524, agencies must submit the following information to

Lesia Batiste Warren, Administrative Legal Counsel
Division of Administration
Post Office Box 94095
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804.

  • Certification by the agency that the services were performed satisfactorily and that the agency agrees that the invoices should be paid.
  • Explanation of why this action is being taken, along with a chronology of actions taken.
  • BA-22 showing source and amount of funds to pay the invoices.
  • Copy of invoices or, if they are not available, a letter stating the exact amount owed.