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Procurement Guidance During COVID 19 Pandemic

To provide clarity and guidance to municipalities in light of new procurement requirements related to Executive actions taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic, LaMATS Purchasing Services has released a helpful guide authored by LPS Procurement Consultant Paul Holmes. Click the below link to download a copy of the document in PDF. [DOWNLOAD & READ FULL DOCUMENT]

Capital Outlay Released; Munis Urged to Review

LaMATS Capital Outlay consultant James Purpera recommends that municipalities review the Governor's recently released Capital Outlay (HB 2) Recommendations, which support capital outlay funding requests with monies appropriated from the state treasury and other sources for the Fiscal Year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021. "The first thing municipalities should do is read through the recommendations and confirm that any requests they've made are reflected in the document," said Purpera. "If there are omissions or changes to those requests, municipalities should contact their legislators and see if they can get the recommendations amended when the Legislature resumes." As a s

Introducing: LPS-Schools Group Purchasing Organization

In addition to the discount purchasing contracts and online bidding services we provide to Louisiana's local governments, LaMATS is proud to offer its many purchasing benefits to Louisiana schools through its new Group Purchasing Organization: LPS-Schools GPO. We now offer full GPO services to schools across Louisiana in compliance with Title 38’s Public Bid Law. Our growing list of purchasing contracts includes hundreds of popular products and services from a host of statewide providers. LaMATS asks municipal leaders to please share this information with your local school system administrators, and encourage them to become members of the LPS-Schools GPO. Inquiries can be sent to Paul Holmes

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