The information offered is to acquaint potential vendors with the rules and regulations, policies, and procedures governing the purchase of goods and services through the City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge Purchasing Division.
Participating in Bidding
Competitive bidding is the keystone of the process. You are invited to participate in bidding for City-Parish work by completing the business profile data form (PDF) and returning it to us. Prior to completing the Profile Form, we recommend you review some important enrollment and disclaimer information (PDF) and the instructions for completing the vendor business profile data (PDF).
Alternatively use the Online Business Profile Data Form to submit electronically.
Hopefully, this information will give you a clearer understanding of the operation of City-Parish Purchasing. We encourage all qualified vendors to participate in offering their goods and services to the City-Parish.
Note: If your company is located outside of the United States, and does not have a federal Taxpayer Identification Number (FEIN or SSN), you must submit a paper application to the Purchasing division.
Larger Construction & Maintenance Projects
It should be noted that the Purchasing Division does not maintain bidder lists or issue bid packages for all City-Parish projects, although the bids are normally received by Purchasing. The larger construction and maintenance projects are normally issued through the Public Works Department, and bid packages are obtained through the appropriate division of that department.
Purchasing will be glad to assist in directing you to the appropriate personnel in the Public Works Department for those projects not issued through Purchasing. Submit by email, fax at 225-389-4841 or by mail to:
P.O. Box 1471
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Visit Our Office
Vendors are encouraged to visit City-Parish Purchasing from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. A scheduled appointment is preferred.
When visiting Purchasing, vendors should bring brochures, photographs, descriptive materials and price lists that would familiarize the Purchasing Buyers with their products and services.