SAVING MONEY THROUGH STATE CONTRACTS FOR EARLY LEARNING CENTER DIRECTORS

Under the Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1551-1775, also known as the Louisiana Procurement Code, early learning centers were granted access to utilize state contracts for procuring services and equipment. These contracts, managed by the Office of State Procurement (OSP), offer discounts on over 650 contracts for a variety of categories including food, dairy, janitorial supplies, office supplies, computers, telecommunications, and vehicles.  


BENEFITS OF STATE CONTRACTS

  • Lower pricing
  • Quantity discounts
  • Variety of items and greater selections
  • Dedicated customer service and resources
  • Support from the Office of State Procurement
  • Guaranteed compliance of participating ventors

HOW DO I ACCESS STATE CONTRACTS?

Before an early learning center can utilize a state contract, the center must first complete the State Contract Questionnaire Form and mail the completed form to the Office of State Procurement to be added to the list of eligible agencies allowed to purchase off state contracts. Approval to be added to the list should take 1-2 days.


WHERE CAN I FIND CURRENT STATE CONTRACTS?


TRAINING

  • LDOE - Saving Money Through State Contracts Summit Presentation

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