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Director's Message/About Purchasing

Purchasing Office

Director's Message

Welcome to the SUBR Purchasing Department web site. The Purchasing Department staff is enthusiastic about providing purchasing procedures and guidelines to assist you in preparing and processing documents.

To assist vendors, we have provided a guide, "How to Do Business with Southern University". We hope you find the Purchasing Department web site interesting as well as informative.

Linda A. Antoine


The Purchasing Department is under the authority of the Chancellor's Office and is a Division of Finance and Administration.

The mission of the Southern University Purchasing Department is to develop and implement sound procurement practices in accordance with executive policies and legislative mandates and to provide quality and timely services.

The basic policy is to obtain all supplies, equipment and services at the lowest cost to the University consistent with quantity, quality and availability at the time of purchase.

Services are provided to the Southern University Board, System, Baton Rouge Campus, Agricultural Research & Extension Center (Ag Center) and Law Center, which is inclusive of the Faculty, Staff, Students and the Vendor Community.

In keeping with our mission, we prepared a general guidelines manual to assist you in preparing and processing purchasing documents in accordance with the Louisiana Office of State Purchasing and University guidelines. The information in this manual is no way all-inclusive of state guidelines and procedures.

The information contained in this manual is subjected to change and the changes are based on the State of Louisiana Revised Statues and Legislative mandates. Information may be amended by the Director of Purchasing to ensure compliance with all governing procurement directives, policies, rules, regulations and statues.

The Southern University Purchasing Department Staff is available to assist with any procurement questions or clarifications.