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
In order to do business with the City, it is necessary that you register online through the City-Parish Vendor Self-Service (VSS). This system enables vendors to register and manage vendor account information for the purpose of doing business with the City as well as receive notifications of business opportunities. Future enhancements will allow vendors to, review and respond to solicitations. Competitive bidding is required for most purchasing processes. To assist us with this requirement, we invite your company/organization to participate in bidding City-Parish work by registering online through the City-Parish Vendor Self-Service (VSS) portal. Detailed registration instructions can be found at http://brla.gov/vss.
ARCHiTeCT and engineering PROJECTS
It should be noted that the Purchasing Division does not maintain bidder lists or issue bid packages for City-Parish architect and engineering projects. These 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 Analyst with their products and services.