Louisiana Division of Administration

Preference Buyers

Preference Buyer Guidelines


In accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 39:330 the order of preference in the acquisition of surplus state property authorized for disposition shall be given to:

First Preference:

State Agencies

Second Preference:

Political subdivisions of the State of Louisiana, other governmental agencies, private elementary, secondary, or proprietary schools; independent colleges or universities.

Third Preference:

 Charitable, educational, or religious organizations 


Approval Process:

All second and third preference agencies/organizations requesting approval to purchase surplus state property must complete, sign, and return to this agency, a Surplus State Property Purchase Agreement and Certification form. This form must be accompanied by a written request on their agency's letterhead, approved by the chief administrator, and include the following:

  • Delegation of authority or board resolution empowering a named individual(s) to contract and make purchase on behalf of the agency/organization. Subsequent revisions must be submitted in writing.

  • Current charter, Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, or partnership documents Mission statement, Narrative w/Services, Persons Served, Facilities, etc.

  • Other documentation, if not included in the above, which characterizes the agency or organization as charitable, educational, or religious in nature.

  • A current 501.c.3 tax exemption form from the IRS.


In Addition:

Second Preference: All schools, if not listed in the LA School Directory, must submit a copy of their certificate of approval by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Third Preference:  All independent colleges, universities and proprietary schools must submit a copy of their most recent accreditation.

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