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Office of State Procurement Staff

Receptionist -  Chasity Austin -
Help Desk Email Addresses:
OSP Professional Contracts DOA-PCHELPDESK@LA.GOV
Vendor Inquiries VENDR_INQ@LA.GOV
Paula Tregre, MBA, State Procurement Director
       Kara Allan, Paralegal/Executive Staff Officer
     Caroline Eidson, Administrative Coordinator
Tom Ketterer, Deputy Director
Felicia Sonnier, CPPB, Assistant Director
IT & Complex Services & Cooperative Contracts
Garret DeBate, CPA, Assistant Director
Analytics - Management & Finance
Jonathan Walker, MBA, Assistant Director
Policy, Training & Compliance
Karen Loftin, Esq., Assistant Director
Vendor Relations & Legal Liaison
Pamela Rice, Esq., Assistant Director 
Professional Services & Request for Proposals (RFPs)
Manager:  Pam Parker, CPPB
Team Lead:  
Administrative Support:
      Cheryl East, Administrative Assistant
Team Staff 

Brad Van Oss, State Contracts/Grants Officer
LDH Office of the Secretary, Medical Vendor Administration, Office of Public Health, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities Council, Office of Behavioral Health, Office of Aging and Adult Services, Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board.

Claressa Johnson, State Contracts/Grants Officer
Department of Corrections, DOC Office of Management and Finance, DOC Office of Prison Enterprises, C Paul Phelps Correctional Center, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Avoyelles Correctional Center, Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, Dixon Correctional Institute, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, David Wade Correctional Center, Adult Probation and Parole, B.B. Sixty Rayburn Correctional Center, Local Housing of State Adult Offenders, DOTD Administration, DOTD Engineering and Operations, Office of Elderly Affairs, Agriculture and Forestry, Commissioner of Insurance.

Krista Ellis, State Contracts/Grants Officer
Facility Planning and Control, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, LSU HSC – Lallie Kemp, LSU System, LSU Baton Rouge LSU Alexandria, University of New Orleans, LSU Medical Center, LSU Shreveport, LSU Agricultural Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana Health Care Services Division, Louisiana Health Sciences – Shreveport, Baton Rouge Community College, Southern University System, Southern University – Baton Rouge, SU New Orleans, SU Shreveport, University of Louisiana System, Nicholls State University, Grambling State University, LaTech University, McNeese State University, UL Monroe, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, UL Lafayette, Delgado Community College, Bossier Community College, South Louisiana Community College, River Parishes Community College, Louisiana Technical College, Louisiana Community & Technical College System, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Board of Regents, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Higher Education – Debt Service and Maintenance.

Larry Pitcher, State Purchasing Officer
Department of Military Affairs, Louisiana Public Defender Board, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisiana War Veterans Home, Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home, Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home, Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home, Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home, Office of State Police, Office of Motor Vehicles, Office of State Fire Marshall, Louisiana Gaming Control Board, Liquified Petroleum Gas Commission, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, Office of Group- Benefits, Office of Revenue, Donald J. Thibodaux Training Academy, Office of Risk Management, Office of Telecommunications Management, Office of Aircraft Services, LDH – Office of Aging and Adult Services, LDH – Office of Behavorial Health, LDH – Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

Lia Chorath, State Contracts/Grants Officer
Secretary of State, Office of the Attorney General, LWC Office of Workforce Development, LWC Office of Worker’s Compensation, Office of State Treasurer, Office of Revenue, State Civil Service, Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service, Ethics Administration, State Police Commission, Patient’s Compensation Fund, Boards and Commissions.

Nancy Messina, State Purchasing Officer
Governor’s Office (Executive Office), Office of the Inspector General, Mental Health Advocacy Service, Louisiana Tax Commission, Division of Administration, DOA – Debt Service and Maintenance, Board of Tax Appeals, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, Louisiana State Racing Commission, Office of Financial Intuitions, Office of Juvenile Justice, Office of Risk Management, Office of Technology Services, Coastal Protection and Restoration (CPRA), Lieutenant Governor, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, DCRT Office of the Secretary, DCRT Office of the State Library of Louisiana, DCRT Office of the State Museum, Office of State Parks, Office of Cultural Development, Office of Tourism, Office of Juvenile Justice, Wildlife and Fisheries Management and Finance, WLF Office of the Secretary, WLF Office of Wildlife, WLF Office of Fisheries.

William Hickman, State Contracts/Grants Officer
Public Service Commission, LED Office of the Secretary, LED Office of Business Development, DCFS Family Support, DSS Office for Children and Family Services, DNR Office of the Secretary, DNR Office of Conservation, DNR Office of Mineral Resources, DNR Office of Coastal Management, Louisiana School for the Deaf and Visually Impaired, Louisiana Special Education Center, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Louisiana Educational TV Authority, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, DOE State Activities, DOE Subgrantee Assistance, DOE Special School Districts. Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Natural Resources.

Manager:  Deborah "Debbie" Rock -

Team Lead:  Lillie

Team Staff: 
Administrative Support:
    Rhonda Davis, Administrative Coordinator

Blake Latiolais, State Purchasing Officer
Vehicles, Automotive & CNG, Light and Medium and Heavy Trucks, Police, Passenger and Cargo Vans, Voting Machines; Ambulances, Motorcycles, School Buses, Medium and Heavy Duty Cab and Chassis Trucks, Transportation Services, Aircrafts, Ambulance Services; FTA Handicap Modified Vans and Buses, Repairs and Supplies; State Fleet Fuel Card; Repair Maintenance; Bulk Fuel; Construction under $50,000.

Brady Barr, State Purchasing Officer –
Industrial and Manufacturing Supplies, Sheet Piling, Barrels, Drums, Kegs and Containers, Bearings (except Wheel Bearings and Seals); Belts and Belting Material and Accessories; Electrical Equipment and Supplies; Wire, Cable and Supplies, Fastening; Packaging Strapping, Tying Equipment and Supplies; Industrial Commercial Garden Hoses, Accessories and Supplies, Outboard Motors, Spraying Equipment (except Household, Nursery and Paint) and Supplies; Generators, Material Handling and Storage Equipment and Supplies; Lights and Ballasts; Pumping Equipment and Supplies; Oil and Drilling Equipment, Industrial Equipment, Parts and Accessories, Road and Highway Equipment Accessories and Parts.

Geraldine Clinton, State Purchasing Officer
Clothing, Apparel, Uniforms, Footwear, Rainwear and Accessories; Textiles, Fibers, Linens and Piece Goods, Sewing Room and Textile Machinery, Notions and Supplies; Court Reporting Equipment, Signs, Sign Materials, Sign Making Equipment and Supplies; 3M Brand Name License Plate Sheeting; Insurance, Communication/Newspaper Media Service, Public Information Services, Copyrighted Materials (Westlaw), Advertising (Notice of Bid Solicitation); Advertising Agency Service, Media Placement and Fulfillment; Conferences; Catering Services; Paint, Spray Paint.

Jeremy Meiske, State Contracts/Grants Officer
Fabricated and Prefabricated Buildings and Structures, Elevators and Escalators-installation only (excluding Maintenance and Service). Fencing, Steam and Hot Water Fittings Accessories and Supplies, Steam and Hot Water Boilers, Steam Heating, Power Plan Equipment and Supplies. Water Supply and Sewage Treatment Equipment and Supplies-Installation only. Building Construction Services. Electrical Utilities. Major Repairs and Renovations and Related Services, Energy Collecting Equipment (Solar and Wind); Ventilating Equipment and Accessories.

Joshua "Josh" Marcellino, State Purchasing Officer
Police and Prison Equipment and Supplies; Ammunition, Body Armor, Metal Detectors, etc., Fire Protection Equipment and Supplies, Security Access Systems & Supplies; Emergency Warning System Services, Janitorial and Custodial Services, EDS, Pest Control (including Termite Inspection), Air Conditioners and Filters, AC/PTAC Units & repairs, Rental or leases of A/C, Portable A/C, Irrigation Repair Services, Safety and Water Rescue Water Craft, Military Watercraft, Canoes/Kayaks, Herbicide Spraying by Airboat Charter; Auctioneering Services; Auto Glass, Automotive Glass and Building Glass Trim, GPS Equipment, Auto, Marine and Alkaline Batteries, Water Testing Analysis, Chicken Processing Equipment.  

Kim Mulder, State Purchasing Officer – 
Elevators and Elevator Maintenance, Wastes and Emergency Contracts of Portable Storage Containers, Portable Air Conditioner Units and Emergency Guard Services for DPS.

Lelia Achee, State Purchasing Officer
Furniture-Office, Health Care and Hospital Facility, Laboratory, Cafeteria, Chapel, Dormitory, Household, Library, Lounge, Classroom, Courtroom; Library Mobile and Stationary Shelving; Lockers; Files-Vertical, Lateral, Fireproof, Mobile Systems, Rotary Systems, Carousel Filing Systems, Library and Archival Equipment, Paper Shredders, Mattresses & Bed Springs, Picture Framing Services, Theatrical Equipment and Supplies, Venetian Blinds, Awnings and Shades, Barber and Beauty Shop Equipment and Supplies; Folding Tables, Rotary File Systems.

Monica Parrino, State Purchasing Officer
Construction under $50,000.

Rufus Nwogu, State Purchasing Officer
Hygiene Kits Adults and Babies, Personal Care Items, Heating, Heating System Repair and Maintenance, Condensing Units, Refrigerant Compressors, Humidity Control, Fans, Airboat Charter, Helicopter Rental, Scaffolds, Chains, Wire, Concierge Services, Costume Rental, Laundering Services, Guard Dog Rental, Raw Materials, Armored Car Services; Teller Machines, Award Medals, Trophies, Plaques, Commercial Fishing, Hunting Equipment and Supplies, Aerial Photography Services, Equipment Maintenance Contract; Ice Machines, Rubber Goods, Packaging Supplies, Mailing Machines, Equipment and Services, Stamp Machines & Equipment, Camping and Outdoor Supplies, Arts and Crafts, Musical Instruments, Household Appliances, Hazardous Material Waste Disposal, Transport Services, Commercial Appliances, i.e., Vending Machines, Snack Machines, etc.; Fitness Equipment Sports Equipment; Lease and Rental of Boat Slips/Storage, Office Supplies, Carpet, Floor Machines, Emergency Contracts of Portable Storage Containers, Farm Tires, Tires, Automotive Parts, Louisiana’s Small Business Entrepreneurship (Hudson and Veteran Initiative) Programs.

Shera Underwood, State Purchasing Officer
Oils and Greases, Lawn Care/Golf and Turf Equipment, Golf Carts and Utility Vehicles, Ready-Mix Concrete, Light Towers Rental, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), Road and Highway Building Materials, Forklifts, Hand Tools (Powered and Non-Powered); Lumber and Related Products; Acoustical Tile, Builder’s Supplies, Roofing Equipment and Supplies; Operation, Admission and Supervision; Lawn/Garden Maintenance Equipment; Agricultural Equipment, Parts & Accessories, Tilling Equipment; Oil/Well Drilling; Prison Enterprises Products Sales Contract, Welding Equipment and Supplies, Industrial Gases, Tarpaulins, DOTD Buybacks.

Manager: Roxane Williams, CPPB
MCCAP; Emergency Waste, Emergency Gases.
Team Lead:
Sarah Rhody, State Purchasing Officer
Team Staff: 
Administrative Support:
     Paulett Hood, Administrative Coordinator

Amy Gotreaux, CPPB, State Purchasing Officer
Printing and Related Services; Continuous Forms including Snap-outs, Continuous mailers, Tickets, Coupons, Sales Books. Plain and Printed Envelopes, Printing Plant Equipment and Supplies, Printing Plant Bindery Equipment, Book Binding and Repairing. Decals and Stamps. Library Books and Materials, Library Audiovisuals, Paper (Office and Print Shop), Election Ballots, Voter ID, Highway Maps, Thermal Labels.

Bill Rogers, State Purchasing Officer
Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals; Controlling Indicating, Measuring and Recording Instruments and Supplies, Testing Apparatus and Instruments and Supplies (not for Electrical or Electronic Measurements). Laboratory Equipment and Supplies, Engineering, Surveying Equipment, Drawing Instruments and Supplies; Hospital Laboratory and Testing Equipment; Rental or Lease of Engineering; Hospital Laboratory; Precision Instruments, Refrigeration, Scales and Testing Equipment, Emergency Waste, Emergency Gases; Referral Lab Testing and Medical Oxygen and Lab Gases.

Claire Shaheen, State Purchasing Officer 
Technology Statewide Standards Contracts, Optical Scanning Services, Internet Subscription Services, Online Services, Inventory Systems-Asset Works; FM Radio Based Emergency Alert, Photographic Supplies, Two-way Radios, Photo ID Equipment, Surveillance Equipment, Video Equipment.

Daryl Moore, State Purchasing Officer
Janitorial Chemicals & Supplies; Laundry Bleach and Dry Cleaning Compounds, Commercial Chemicals and Solvents (in bulk). Detergents and Cleaning Compositions, Insecticides/Herbicides/Fungicides, Commercial Chemicals and Solvents; Laundry & Dry Cleaning Equipment and Supplies; Detergents, Disinfectants Phenolic, Iodophor and Quaternary Type; Germicides; Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners, Seeds, Sod & Seed Germination Service, Nursery Stock Grounds Maintenance, Mowing, Edging, Plant Trimming, Vegetable Seeds and Seedlings, Interior Plant Landscaping, Landscaping including Fertilizing, Planting, etc. Weed and Vegetation Control, Tree Trimming and Pruning Services; Animals, Birds & Marine Life, Vitamins & Supplements for Animals, Veterinary Equipment & Supplies.

Gina Purpera, State Purchasing Officer
Cured, Fresh and Frozen Meats, Fresh and Frozen Poultry and Seafood; Perishable Foods (Fresh Eggs, Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Salad Mix); Milk and Dairy, Bread, Rolls, Buns, Statewide Contracts for Ready-to-Eat Cereals and Uncooked Cereals, Statewide Contracts for Canned Goods (Fruits, Vegetables, Canned Meats and Meat Products), Staple Grocery Foods, Chips and Snacks, Ready Made Sandwiches; Toilet Tissue and Paper Towels, Disposable Paper and Plastic Products; Kitchen Supplies, Linens; Trash Bags, Wiping Rags, Prison Enterprises Food and Meat Contract, Ice, Pediatric Nutrition, Umbrella Bags, Janitorial Supplies and Tools (brushes, mops, etc.). Statewide Contracts for Miscellaneous Grocery Items (Gravy, Soup and soup Bases, Condiments, Dressings, Sauces, Pickles, Relishes, Seasonings, Spices, Herbs, Snacks Desserts, etc.)

Ingrid Fields, State Purchasing Officer
MMCAP, Pharmaceutical Services, First Aid, Safety Equipment and Supplies, Mobility, Speech Impaired and Restraint items; Hearing Aid Equipment; Surgical Laboratory Supplies Contract, Medical Oxygen Cylinders and Lab Gases, Infectious Waste Disposal, Condoms, Drug Testing and Kits, Referral Lab Testing, Louisiana’s Small Business Entrepreneurship (Hudson and Veteran Initiative) Programs.

Kim Adams, State Purchasing Officer
Brand Name Microcomputers and Peripherals Contracts, Modems, Monitors; Printers, Routers, Scanners and Magnetic Media and Accessories; Still and Specialized Cameras, Multi Media or Audio/Visual Equipment and Accessories, Television Equipment and Supplies, Visual Education Equipment and Supplies. Lease of Workstations and Laptops, Digital Court Reporting Equipment, Access Cards.

Nyoki "Nikki" Elzy, State Purchasing Officer
Copy Machines, Facsimile Transceivers, Nurse Call Systems, Mobile and Base Station, Facsimile (Fax) Services; Fire Trucks, Lightbars and Sirens, Electronic Monitoring (OJJ); Temporary Personnel Services (Westaff).

Richard Iverstine, State Purchasing Officer
Cured, Fresh and Frozen Meats, Fresh and Frozen Poultry and Seafood; Perishable Foods (Fresh Eggs, Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Salad Mix); Milk and Dairy, Bread, Rolls, Buns, Statewide Contracts for Ready-to-Eat Cereals and Uncooked Cereals, Statewide Contracts for Canned Goods (Fruits, Vegetables, Canned Meats and Meat Products), Staple Grocery Foods, Chips and Snacks, Ready Made Sandwiches; Toilet Tissue and Paper Towels, Disposable Paper and Plastic Products; Kitchen Supplies, Linens; Trash Bags, Wiping Rags, Prison Enterprises Food and Meat Contract, Ice, Pediatric Nutrition, Umbrella Bags, Janitorial Supplies and Tools (brushes, mops, etc.). Statewide Contracts for Miscellaneous Grocery Items (Gravy, Soup and soup Bases, Condiments, Dressings, Sauces, Pickles, Relishes, Seasonings, Spices, Herbs, Snacks Desserts, etc.).

Vicky Hebert, State Purchasing Officer - 
Brand Name Networking Contracts and Data Communications Products and Services, Emergency Services Notification, Networking Services, Preferred Telephone Systems, AT&T Mobility, Cellco Partnership, Sprint Wireless, Offender Telephones, Discount Cell BN, Polycom Video Conferencing Equipment. Telephones, Telecommunications, Broadcasting, Microwave, Transmitting Tower Equipment and Supplies, Answering and Paging Services; Communication Wiring and Cable; Television and Electronic Testing, Measuring, Analyzing Equipment and Supplies, Cellular and Radio Communication Equipment and Supplies, Ethernet Services, IB Communications, Networking and Networking Equipment. FM Radio Based alerts, Video Conferencing Services; Small Packaging Delivery Services (FedEx, UPS, etc.); Courier Service; AT&T BN Wireless Devices and Services, Verizon BN Wireless Devices and Services, Sprint BN Wireless Devices and Services, Juniper Data Communications Equipment, Hewlett Packard Data Communications Equipment, Extreme Data Communications Equipment and Services, Brocade Data Communications Equipment and Services.


Manager:  Allen Schulenberg, MBA

Team Leads: 
Elizabeth Kunjappy, State Purchasing Officer - Agency Assignments 
Sue Ellen Hopper, State Contracts/Grants Officer - Agency Assignments 
Toni Gordon, State Purchasing Officer - Agency Assignments 
Team Staff
Administrative Support:
     Lynda Knippers, Administrative Coordinator
Bess Guidry, State Purchasing Officer - Agency Assignments 
Deborah "Debbie" Grand, State Purchasing Officer - Agency Assignments 
Marguerite Taylor, State Contracts/Grants Officer - Agency Assignments
Mark Cavalier, State Purchasing Officer - Agency Assignments 
Miranda Babin, State Contracts/Grants Officer - Agency Assignments 
Monica Clark, State Contracts/Grants Officer - Agency Assignments 
Susan Holcomb, State Purchasing Officer - Agency Assignments
Manager:  Lynn Godwin
Team Lead:
Reginald "Reggie" Dumas, State Purchasing Officer
Team Staff:
Administrative Support: 
     Lisa Jackson, Administrative Coordinator
Caroll Akins, State Purchasing Officer
Clarett Blount, State Purchasing Officer
Jared Alexis, State Contracts/Grants Officer
Jola Cephus, State Contracts/Grants Officer
Linda Roquemore, State Purchasing Officer
Myra Ford, State Purchasing Officer
Sherie Jones, State Purchasing Officer
Thelma Beeson, State Purchasing Officer
Manager: Amy Vincent
Team Lead:
Shawn Hoover, State Purchasing Officer
Team Staff:
Administrative Support: 
     Lisa Jackson, Administrative Coordinator
Alicia Parker, State Purchasing Officer
James Anderson, State Contracts/Grants Officer
James Taylor, State Purchasing Officer
Jeff Folse, State Purchasing Officer
Kathleen Doring, State Purchasing Officer 
Lauren Milliner, State Purchasing Officer
Sonya Thomas, State Purchasing Officer
Teresa Schafer, State Purchasing Officer
Garret DeBate, CPA, Assistant Director
Management & Finance
Team Staff:
Administrative Support:
     Teresa Kirk
, Administrative Program Specialist
Carmen Valliere, MBA, Business Analytics Specialist
Cheri Crain, State Contracts & Grants Officer
Gina Purpera, Business Analytics Specialist
Scott Manguno, Business Analytics Specialist

Vendor Enrollment, Updates/Changes, LaPAC, Public Bid Reading, Bid Tabulations, Records and Files, Archives

  Support:  Phone: 225.342.8010 Email: