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Jane Patterson

Tel: (225) 342-7701
Fax: (225) 342-7757

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94280
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804

Physical Address:
Galvez Building
602 North Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Telecommunications Information Notice 12-04
Discontinuation of Paging Systems and Equipment Contract

May 10, 2012

The Office of Telecommunications Management (OTM) currently offers paging systems and equipment through state contract 408159 for Paging Systems and Equipment with Gage Telephone Systems, Inc. This contract is scheduled to expire on July 14, 2012. The contract will not be renewed or rebid.

After July 14, agencies will acquire overhead paging systems and equipment directly from vendors. Agencies may purchase the equipment via the Small Purchases Executive Order (Executive Order BJ 2010-16), or for a purchase that exceeds an agency's approved purchasing authority, the agency may request delegated authority from the OTM Director to bid the project. Requests for delegated authority may be directed to:

Derald Kirkland
OTM Director
P.O. Box 94280
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9280

OTM will continue to offer project management for paging system installations and upgrades. For information about project management, contact Donna Roman, OTM Voice Projects, at 225-342-1419 or

Questions about this information should be directed to Jolene Ardoin, OTM Applications Services, at 225 342-8682 or