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

Tel: (225) 342-8010
Fax: (225) 342-8688
Email: Paul.Holmes@la.gov

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

Email:
DOA-OSP HELP DESK
(225) 219-4692

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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 Desk - 225-219-HOW2 (219-4692)

State Purchasing has a telephone line dedicated to answering procurement questions. This help desk is a central contact point for all agencies and vendors who have procurement questions. It is also a help line for non-AGPS agencies and vendors who have questions about the eCat electronic search tool (AGPS agencies will call the OIS Help Desk at 225-342-2677 for eCat questions). OSP's Help Desk will be available from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays, excluding holidays. Voice mail system is available when the line is busy or when the help desk is not staffed. Calls will be returned promptly.

State Purchasing's help desk can also be accessed by email to: _DOA-OSP-HELP-DESK@LA.Gov


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:
  • Vendors that registered in LaPAC or LaGov with the state receive an immediate e-mail notification each time a solicitation or addenda is posted for a commodity for which you have registered.
  • 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. The pro-rated fee for 4/1 through 6/30 is $15 for in-state vendors and $30 for out-of-state vendors. 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 Purchasing and Travel 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 Purchasing to determine eligibility for this program.

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