State of Louisiana



P.O. Box 94095 , Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804 -9095 v 225-342-0820



Thank you for your interest in the projects administered by this office. We appreciate your interest and we provide the following information to assist you in your efforts to provide services for these projects. In accordance with R.S. 38:2211 et seq., "All public work exceeding the contract limit... shall be advertised and let by contract to the lowest responsible bidder..." The "contract limit" for this office is $100,000. When construction services are required for these projects, bids are solicited through advertisements in The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rougeand in a newspaper in the locality of the project. Usually, notices will also appear in trade journals such as the Daily Journal of Commerce and the Dodge Report. In response to these advertisements contractors may submit bids according to the instructions stated in the advertisement. Most of our advertised projects are for bid by general contractors, however, some are of more limited scope, such as roofing, waterproofing, mechanical equipment replacement, fire protection systems, hazardous material abatement and similar work.

For projects with a construction cost of less than the contract limit, contractors are selected on the basis of proposals requested directly from qualified contractors. Many of these projects are for work of limited scope as described above. If you are interested in being considered for these projects, you may send to this office a letter expressing your interest and stating your qualifications. It should be addressed to Jerry W. Jones, Director and to the attention of William Morrison, Assistant Director.

We are not able to maintain a list of those interested in our projects.

There are many legal requirements that affect public construction and contractors interested in this work should be familiar with them before submitting bids or proposals.

Additional information can be found at our website under Design and Construction. Also on the website interested persons may apply for electronic notification of advertisements for bid. The website address is:

Information on projects can be found on this site in Projects in Design and Construction under Design and Construction.