The Purchasing Division purchases supplies and materials, and is involved in handling contractual services for all user agencies of the City-Parish government, all districts of which the Metropolitan Council is the governing authority, and other departments, commissions, and agencies which may request such services. This centralized purchasing system was established by The Plan of Government and is implemented through Council ordinances and regulations established by the Purchasing Director. The Purchasing Division strives to obtain proper materials and services at competitive prices, in a timely manner, while complying with all local, state, and federal laws..
The Purchasing Division also handles vendor/contractor
insurance, coordinates office supply vendor stocking program, maintains the
City-Parish fixed and moveable assets inventory control, and handles public
auctions for surplus City-Parish material and equipment.
The total value of purchase
orders for 2014 was $247.6 million, as compared to $205.5 million for 2013.
Our Goals and Objectives
To improve response time from
receipt of requisition to issuance of purchase order, to continue improvements
to Auction Facility, to continue revising and improving specifications and
bidding documents, to continue implementation of the financial management system
with user agencies.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get on the vendor's list?
The Business Profile Data Form (Vendor Application) is on the website, or can be obtained by calling Purchasing at (225) 389-3259 ext. "0."
When is the next auction?
The City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge recently contracted with an
online government auction site, http://municibid.com
to auction surplus and police seized items.
Use of on-line auction provides for greater benefits and cost savings to the
City and taxpayers. This allows greater exposure of surplus items to a broader
Municibid through an RFP was chosen because it is designed for local and state government entities to increase non-tax revenue by enabling the City to more effectively sell surplus items by using Municibidís online government auction platform.
A link on the Purchasing Department website at http://br.municibid.com will bring interested bidders straight to the auction site.
Each department/agency will provide Inventory Control with listings of surplus
equipment and furniture. Inventory Control will schedule items for pick-up. No
property will be received or transferred from the Surplus storage facility three
weeks prior to the Auction. This action is necessary for Auction preparation..
Departments and Agencies desiring to view surplus property should call Inventory Control at 389-4965 for appointment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Auction Site is located at 15202 S. Choctaw Extension, Baton Rouge (near Florida Boulevard). View the Auction map.
Purchasing Division Contact Information
P. O. Box 1471
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 389-3259 (phone)
(225) 389-4841 (fax)