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

Help Desk Emails:

Purchasing:
DOA-OSP HELP DESK

Vendor Inquiries:
VENDR_INQ

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Louisiana's Electronic Catalog (LA eCat)

LA eCat is available for contract search in AGPS or LaGov. The AGPS tab contains all statewide contracts in AGPS format. The LaGov tab contains statewide contracts in LaGov format. It allows state contracts to be searched by a number of criteria including contract number, contract name, vendor, commodity code, etc.

Hardware and software requirements:
Personal Computer
Modem or a direct access Internet Connection
Internet Browser
Adobe Reader (free software) for viewing PDFs
MS Office Suite or equivalent for viewing Excel and other documents

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OSP Help Desks

The Office of State Procurement, formerly the Offices of State Purchasing and Travel and Contractual Review, has expanded its Help Desk and Customer Service system to better serve our customers, vendors and the public. All Purchasing and Professional Contracts inquiries can be directed as follows:

Emails (preferred):

Purchasing: DOA-OSPhelpdesk@ la.gov
Professional Contracts: DOA-PChelpdesk@ la.gov
Vendor Inquiries: Vendr_inq@la.gov

Our Help Desk hours are Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM (CST). We will endeavor to respond to all requests within 24 hours. We do not guarantee a resolution to an inquiry in that time period, but will acknowledge the inquiry and communicate with the requestor as needed to gather more information. Please note: standard inquiries/requests may take longer than 24 hours to receive a response when submitted on a Saturday or Sunday when our office is closed.


LaPAC - Online Solicitations & Award Information

Online solicitations and award information are available through the Louisiana Procurement and Contract Network (LaPAC). LaPAC provides a single point where vendors can view and print bid solicitations issued by participating state agencies and political subdivisions.

Features Include:
  • LaPAC may be viewed for a complete listing by department, by commodity category, or specific bid number. Complete documents may be viewed and those of interest can be printed and submitted by mail.
  • Any addenda issued will be listed along with original bid.
  • Award information including successful vendor and their award total will be posted to LaPAC.
  • Ability to publicize your business to potential buyers. The listing of registered companies will be available with a variety of search criteria.
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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LaGov - Online Vendor Registration

Online registration is available for new vendors that wish to register to do business with the State. You can register for as few or as many commodities as you wish, and you may edit your enrollment at any time.

Notes:
  • Vendors that previously registered in LaPAC will be deleted. All vendors must register in LaGov. Vendors that wish to receive automatic email notifications of bid opportunities and addenda for the commodities for which they registered, must pay a vendor enrollment fee. The fee is $50 for in-state vendors and $100 for out-of-state vendors annually for the period 7/1/ through 6/30. Online payment is available.  For the purposes of vendor enrollment, an in-state vendor is one that is incorporated in the State of Louisiana.
  • The State has converted from NIGP commodity codes to UNSPSC commodity codes for vendor registration and posting to LaPAC.

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Equipment Financing Program - LEAF

The Office of State Procurement has established the Louisiana Equipment Acquisition Fund (LEAF) program. This is a self administered internal finance program. The equipment which may be financed through the LEAF program includes those items which historically have been rented or leased and those equipment items historically placed in the bond portion of the Capital Outlay Bill.

The eligible program participants are all budgeted state agencies contained within the General Appropriation and Ancillary Appropriations Acts. Agencies should contact State Procurement to determine eligibility for this program.

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