Office of State Purchasing:
The Office of State Purchasing (OSP) is responsible for standardizing, procuring, or supervising the procurement of all goods, services, and major repairs required by state agencies.
The State Library acquires new books in a variety of ways. Most print materials are purchased under two contracts, negotiated for us by State Purchasing. The contract to purchase books under an approval plan has greatly reduced the labor involved in selecting and acquiring newly published titles. Our current approval vendor is Baker & Taylor.
Specially selected and older titles are purchased under a general state book contract that is negotiated for the State Library, from which public libraries may purchase and receive discounts. All of these are invited to use the state book contract if it meets their purchasing needs.
Library Books & Materials:
Other Useful Contracts:
• Copier Contracts
• Technology Contracts
• Vehicle Contracts
• Contracting Out Services – From the Legislative Auditor’s Office, these are suggestions to keep in mind when considering whether to enter into contracts for services.
The Legislative Auditor’s Summary of the Public Bid Law – A summary of the general principles and guidelines concerning Louisiana’s Public Bid Law. The summary includes a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section, an outline of the law that includes key statutes, Attorney General Opinions and case law to facilitate understanding of this area of the law.