Division of Administration - Kristy Nichols, Commissioner - State of LouisianaState of Louisiana - Office of State Purchasing & Travel
Paul A. Holmes, Director

Tel: (225) 342-8010
Fax: (225) 342-9756
Email: Paul.Holmes@la.gov

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

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Vision, Mission, and Philosophy


Simplify and improve the procurement process.


The mission of the Office of State Procurement is to develop and implement sound procurement practices in accordance with executive policy and legislative mandates, and to provide quality and timely services to the agency and vendor communities.


Be Proactive in recommending and implementing legislative policy and procedural changes.

Be Responsive to management and customer needs.

To Oversee the procurement process to ensure that goods and services are purchased within legal parameters.

To Communicate timely and effectively with state agencies, vendors, and executive and legislative management.

Be Uniform in dispensing interpretations of the Louisiana Procurement Code.

To Resolve issues in a timely and professional manner.

To Encourage innovation and better value for state purchases.

To Manage change effectively and efficiently.

Be Ethical in performance of all duties.

To Notice and give recognition for the good work of others.

Be Teamplayers and actively promote collaboration to achieve mutual goals in the best interest of the state.

To Simplify the purchasing process wherever possible.