Welcome to the Office of State Procurement (OSP) Training website. OSP provides formalized training for its own staff, agency personnel, vendors, and local governmental entities eligible to use the statewide contracts developed by OSP. By participating in OSP trainings you will gain knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve procurement skills while enhancing the understanding and utilization of the procurement code, regulations and procurement policies, along with expertise in use of other business tools, techniques, and skills in support of purchasing and contracting activities.
In order to uphold public confidence in the impartial integrity of the State’s procurement efforts, ensure continued customer service improvement, provide for appropriate procurement terms and conditions and competitive pricing for all awards and pricing agreements, our training covers the full procurement cycle; resources, methods, evaluating, contract administration, compliance, small purchase requirements, as well as many other purchasing and contracting guidelines needed for a successful procurement such as ethics, communication skills, etc.
For staff and agency personnel involved in the purchasing or contracting processes, the trainings to cover the full procurement cycle as well as other purchasing and contracting guidelines needed for a successful procurement. Training for vendors will include vendor performance expectations, bid and proposal submittal guidelines and other pertinent information associated with conducting business with the state. The curriculum for local governmental entities will include specific topics of interest to them regarding use of statewide cooperative contracts and use of the state’s search tool for state contract items, Louisiana’s Electronic Catalog (LA eCat).
Complaint Form & Performance Evaluations (September 2020)
Contract Closeout & Contract Kickoff Roles/Responsibilities (September 2020)
Contract Management Plan (September 2020)
Emergency Procurement (May 2021)
Insurance and Indemnification Training by Office of Risk Management (April 2022)
Louisiana Pricing Schedule (LaPS) (December 2020)
Procurement Improvement Updates (December 2020)
Professional Contracts – Fundamentals (April 2022)
Professional Contracts – Statement of Work (December 2020)
Purchasing 101 (April 2022)
RFP Process in LESA 2.0 (July 2023)
Seek to Renew and Approval (September 2020)
Specification Writing (April 2022)
Website Navigation (May 2021)
How to do Business With the State of Louisiana (November 2022)
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