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LSUS employees, See G drive – Purchasing- Buyer assignment for department buyer for requisitions. 

All commodities:
Bill Wolfe, Director of Purchasing
Katie Baten, Assistant Director of Purchasing (buyer) - Katie.Baten@lsus.edu  - 318-797-5002
Jeri Dupree, Procurement Specialist 3 (buyer) - jeri.dupree@lsus.edu  - 318-797-5272
Susan Gutierrez, Adminstrative Coordinator 4 (Property Control) - susan.gutierrez@lsus.edu - 318-797-5274

For Assistance regarding the procurement of goods, equipment, supplies, bulk commodities, operating and PSC services, and public works projects; as well as intergovernmental and cooperative endeavor agreements:
purchasing@lsus.edu
318-797-5272

For Invoice/payment related inquires or banking/payment changes contact Accounts Payable & Travel:
aptravel@lsus.edu

For Assistance regarding supplier registration, supplier record status and changes, and other related matters:
suppliers@lsu.edu
225-578-2176

For LSUS employees, please visit the G drive for access to additional LSUS Purchasing procedures and tasks.

Purchasing Procedures

Click on links below:
Procurement Information

Procurement Forms and Resources

Procurement A-Z Index

Property Control Forms

Property Transfer to Surplus Form
Form to be completed by the department when transferring property to Surplus. To include all movable property (Inventory Property & Non-Inventory Property). Forward completed form to Property Manager.

Transfer Between Departments Form
Form to be completed by the department when transferring movable property from one department to another.  Forward completed form to Property Manager.

Temporary Removal of Property Form
Form to be completed by the department for movable property that will be temporarily removed from campus.  Forward completed form to Property Manager.

Computer Surplus Request Form
A form for computers, laptops, and hard drives that will be sent to state surplus.  Email completed form to its@lsus.edu

Equipment Responsibility Form
Form to be completed by the Director/Department Head and signed by the employee that is responsible for equipment assigned to him/her (not mandatory)

Property Control Procedures

State law requires all movable property purchased by the State of Louisiana with an "original" acquisition cost of $1000 or greater be placed on inventory. All weapons and computers (including iPads and tablets), regardless of cost, must also be placed on inventory.  All equipment that has an acquisition cost of $100 or greater and will be set up at an "off campus" location (schools with dual enrollment, etc.) must be tagged. "Movable" property is equipment not attached as a permanent part of a building. Property is different from supplies in that supplies are consumable through normal use in a year's time. The University has procedures in place to keep up with all movable property.

Annual Inventory Certification
Each year, beginning in February, the property control office conducts an annual physical inventory of every department's inventory. Each department chair is responsible for designating a property custodian to locate each piece of movable equipment on that department's inventory, and the department chair must certify the property is located in said place before the inventory is forwarded to the Property Manager. The procedures that are currently in place are designed to facilitate the annual inventory process.

Repairs/Items leaving campus
Each department should designate a property custodian who will coordinate with the Property Manager concerning equipment on inventory that must leave campus for repair or to be taken off campus temporarily by an employee. A request for temporary removal of state property must be completed and on file with the department's property custodian and a copy forwards to the Property Manager.

Relinquishing Equipment
There are basically four ways equipment is given up by a department. The first is transfer of ownership between departments. The second is transfer by surplus to State Property Control in Baton Rouge, the third is by scrap, and the forth is by dismantling for parts. Each requires action by the department and by the Property Control Manager. The department is responsible for initiating a request by a property transfer form to the Property Manager requesting action for the equipment. This form must be signed by the requesting department's property custodian and in the case of property transferred to another department, must also be signed by the receiving department. The form then must be forwarded to the Property Manager for action. The Property Manager will complete the necessary paperwork to transfer the item.

Stolen Items
Theft must always be reported as soon as possible to Campus Police. It is the responsibility of the department to obtain and forward a copy of the incident report to the Property Manager. State law requires that stolen items be carried on inventory for three years if Campus Police determine there has been no forced entry. A request to remove the item must accompany the incident report showing forced entry in order for the item to be removed from inventory.

Gifts/Donations
All donated items with a fair market value of $1000 or greater must be reported to the Property Manager.

Non-tagged Equipment
Non-tagged equipment cannot be removed for scrap, transfer to surplus, or dismantling for parts without proper authorization from Property Assistance in Baton Rouge. This request must be initiated by the Property Manager and not by the individual departments.

Items 1 thru 3 as listed above should be forwarded to the Purchasing Department as attachments to the requisition.

Upon receipt of the requisition and all required attachments, the Director of Purchasing will decide that a requested sole source purchase is, actually, a sole source.

If determined that the selected vendor is a sole source, the purchasing department will proceed with procurement of the item(s) as described under "Purchasing Procedures".

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