Mini-Brooks Act/Hammett Act
In 2006, Louisiana passed the Hammett Act which prohibits public entities from bidding for design professional services. Instead, design professionals should be selected based on their qualifications otherwise known as Qualifications Based Selection. In 2012, the Hammett Act was amended to change “design professional services” to “architects, engineers, landscape architects, and land surveyors.”
The Brooks Act is a federal law passed in 1972 that requires the US Federal Government select engineering and architectural firms based upon their competency, qualification and experience rather than price.
For more information and resources on Qualifications Based Selection procurement practices reference the link below: