Louisiana's Electronic Catalog (LA eCat)
La eCat is available for contract search in AGPS or LaGov. The AGPS tab contains all statewide contracts in AGPS format. The LaGov tab contains statewide contracts in LaGov format. It allows state contracts to be searched by a number of criteria including contract number, contract name, vendor, commodity code, etc.
Hardware and software requirements:
OSP Help Desk - 225-219-HOW2 (219-4692)
State Purchasing has a telephone line dedicated to answering procurement questions. This help desk is a central contact point for all agencies and vendors who have procurement questions. It is also a help line for non-AGPS agencies and vendors who have questions about the eCat electronic search tool (AGPS agencies will call the OIS Help Desk at 225-342-2677 for eCat questions). OSP's Help Desk will be available from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays, excluding holidays. Voice mail system is available when the line is busy or when the help desk is not staffed. Calls will be returned promptly.
State Purchasing's help desk can also be accessed by email to: _DOA-OSP-HELP-DESK@LA.Gov
LaPAC - Online Solicitations & Award Information
Online solicitations and award information are available through the Louisiana Procurement and Contract Network (LaPAC). LaPAC provides a single point where vendors can view and print bid solicitations issued by participating state agencies and political subdivisions.
LaGov - Online Vendor Registration
Online registration is available for new vendors that wish to register to do business with the State. You can register for as few or as many commodities as you wish, and you may edit your enrollment at any time.
Equipment Financing Program - LEAF
The Office of State Purchasing and Travel has established the Louisiana Equipment Acquisition Fund (LEAF) program. This is a self administered internal finance program. The equipment which may be financed through the LEAF program includes those items which historically have been rented or leased and those equipment items historically placed in the bond portion of the Capital Outlay Bill.
The eligible program participants are all budgeted state agencies contained within the General Appropriation and Ancillary Appropriations Acts. Agencies should contact State Purchasing to determine eligibility for this program.
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