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Purchasing Department

222 Saint Louis St., City Hall
8th Floor, Room 826
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

PO Box 1471
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 389-3259 Office
(225) 389-4841 Fax
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F

Patti J. Wallace, CPPB

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Contact Information
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Inventory Division
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Scheduled Bid Openings
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Bid Results
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Auction Information
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Information & Forms

Blue Bullet

NIGP Commodity Code Listing
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Blue Bullet Vendor Business Profile Data Information
Blue Bullet Vendor Rules & Regulations
Blue Bullet Electronic Bidding
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Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Division purchases supplies and materials, and is involved in handling contractual services for all user agencies of the City-Parish government, all districts of which the Metropolitan Council is the governing authority, and other departments, commissions, and agencies which may request such services. This centralized purchasing system was established by The Plan of Government and is implemented through Council ordinances and regulations established by the Purchasing Director. The Purchasing Division strives to obtain proper materials and services at competitive prices, in a timely manner, while complying with all local, state, and federal laws..

The Purchasing Division also handles vendor/contractor insurance, coordinates office supply vendor stocking program, maintains the City-Parish fixed and moveable assets inventory control, and handles public auctions for surplus City-Parish material and equipment.

Performance Measures

The total value of purchase orders for 2015 was $234.4 million, as compared to $247.6 million for 2014.

Our Goals and Objectives

To improve response time from receipt of requisition to issuance of purchase order, to continue improvements to Auction Facility, to continue revising and improving specifications and bidding documents, to continue implementation of the financial management system with user agencies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get on the vendor's list?

The Business Profile Data Form (Vendor Application) is on the website, or can be obtained by calling Purchasing at (225) 389-3259 ext. "0."

When is the next auction?

The City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge recently contracted with an online government auction site, External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge to auction surplus and police seized items.

Use of on-line auction provides for greater benefits and cost savings to the City and taxpayers. This allows greater exposure of surplus items to a broader audience.

Municibid through an RFP was chosen because it is designed for local and state government entities to increase non-tax revenue by enabling the City to more effectively sell surplus items by using Municibidís online government auction platform.

A link on the Purchasing Department website at External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge will bring interested bidders straight to the auction site.

Each department/agency will provide Inventory Control with listings of surplus equipment and furniture. Inventory Control will schedule items for pick-up. No property will be received or transferred from the Surplus storage facility three weeks prior to the Auction. This action is necessary for Auction preparation..

Departments and Agencies desiring to view surplus property should call Inventory Control at 389-4965 for appointment or email us at

Our Auction Site is located at 15202 S. Choctaw Extension, Baton Rouge (near Florida Boulevard). View the Auction map.

Purchasing Division Contact Information

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 1471
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Phone Numbers
(225) 389-3259 (phone)
(225) 389-4841 (fax)