Our goal 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 Office 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. 


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.




Earnestine Lewis
Interim Purchasing Director
Finance & Administration

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