Welcome to the Purchasing Office at Southern University at Shreveport
The goal of the Purchasing Office, at the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Fiscal Affairs, is to provide quality service through effective teamwork and communications with state and federal agencies and vendors in order to fulfill the purchasing needs of Southern University at Shreveport in a professional, responsive, and timely manner, and in accordance with State of Louisiana and Southern University System statues.
The objective of the purchasing department is to acquire, identify and select needed materials and services as economically as possible within accepted standards of quality and service. This should be done in a timely and organized manner that provides for essential accountability of University expenditures.
SUSLA's Purchasing Policy and Procedures document is available for review or download:
SUSLA Purchasing Policy and Procedures
State contracts are contracts set up by state purchasing through the bid process with numerous vendors for the purchase of various specified items during a given period of time.
The University has the option of purchasing through these state contracts without the necessity of developing specifications or requesting bids, which means purchase orders may be placed immediately for a faster delivery. Also, because of the volume associated with state purchases, prices are very competitive.
State Purchasing has revised the search capabilities of their web site. It is very user friendly. If you need assistance on locating an item on the state contract please contact the Purchasing Department at 318.670.9355.
State contracts may be viewed on the Internet at the following address:
For more information, contact:
L.C. Barnes Administration Building
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107