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Purchasing Procedures

Invitation to Bid

Purchases over $25,000 must be requisitioned through the Purchasing Department. A requisition is to be initiated (by the department) in Workday and processed through the Purchasing Department in advance of purchase. Instructions for creating the requisition is titled "Create Requisition for Ad Hoc Goods (Competitive) and  are found on the LSU Baton Rouge Workday Training Web Site.

If the cost is estimated to be in excess of $25,000, the Purchasing Department must request formal written sealed bids from at least five (5) firms that normally handle the merchandise or service. The time that is normally allowed for vendors to respond to invitations to bid is twenty-one (21) calendar days.