State contracts are contracts set up by Louisiana State Purchasing with various vendors for the purchase of a variety of specified items during a given period of time.
The University has the option of purchasing through these state contracts without the requirement of developing specifications or requesting bids.
Reasons for purchasing through State Contracts:
1. No competitive pricing is required
2. Purchase orders may be placed immediately for faster delivery
3. Because of the volume associated with state purchases, prices are very competitive
State contracts may be viewed online HERE.
If you need assistance on locating an item on the state contract please contact the Purchasing Department.
State Contract Procedure
A requisition is to be initiated (by the department) in the LSUS Main Frame and processed through the Purchasing Department in advance of purchase.
The State Contract number from which the purchase is to be made should be shown on the requisition.
IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT AS TO WHETHER OR NOT AN ITEM IS ON STATE CONTRACT, SEND YOUR REQUISITION SHOWING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ITEM YOU WISH TO PURCHASE (BRAND, MODEL #, ETC.) AND THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT WILL SEARCH THE CONTRACTS PRIOR TO MAKING PURCHASES.