The purpose of this service guide is to provide agencies guidance in the procurement and contracting process; to assist vendors in doing business with the State of Louisiana; to describe OSP's basic procedures and requirements; and to promote efficient use of both the public procurer's and the vendor's time.
OSP is the State's central agency responsible for standardizing, facilitating and supervising the solicitation and procurement of all goods, operational services, major repairs, professional/consulting services and travel required by state agencies. OSP provides support to all State agencies and departments regarding every aspect of procurement, from solicitation documents (RFP/RFI/IFB/RFO) to contracts administration.
The Office of State Procurement (OSP) is comprised of three internal sections: Central Purchasing; Professional Contracts; and State Travel / Purchase Cards. Each section is responsible for facilitating the timely and efficient procurement of goods and services falling within its purview.
As the State's central purchasing agency, OSP is also responsible for facilitating state-wide cooperative purchasing opportunities and extending those opportunities to all State agencies, as well as to local government units and quasi-political agencies.