Louisiana Division of Administration

OSP Overview and Staff Directory


OSP OVERVIEW

The Office of State Procurement (OSP) serves the agencies and people of Louisiana by ensuring that the state’s contracting and purchasing activities are conducted legally, fairly, and efficiently.

OSP is responsible for maintaining standards, and for conducting the review and technical approval of professional, personal, consulting and social services contracts needed by state agencies. The office verifies that the competition process for each contract is fair, that funding has been appropriated to pay for services, and that the proposed services are reasonable and advisable in relation to the agency’s mission and the state’s priorities.

OSP also manages the purchasing of equipment, goods, supplies and operating services needed by state agencies. The office researches, develops and issues both statewide and agency-specific contracts and competitively bids items not covered under annual contracts. In all of its purchasing activities the office strives to reduce costs to the state by harnessing the purchasing power of the entire state to obtain the best pricing for all agencies, large and small.

OSP strives to ensure a fair, competitive bidding environment for all vendors, while also ensuring that vendors have performed well in their contract​ual duties to state agencies and the public. It also manages the Hudson and Veterans Initiatives for Small Entrepreneurships to ensure that agencies give due consideration to contracting with local small businesses.


OSP MISSION

The mission of the Office of State Procurement is to develop and implement sound procurement practices in accordance with executive policy and legislative mandates, and to provide quality and timely services to the agency and vendor communities.


Staff Directory

OSP maintains three (3) help desks to assist agencies and vendors:

Title

Description

Phone

Purchasing Help Desk Assistance re. the procurement of goods, equipment, supplies, bulk commodities, technical/operating services, and small construction jobs. 225.342.8010
Professional Contracts Help Desk Assistance re. professional, personal, consulting, and social service contracts and RFPs; as well as intergovernmental and cooperative endeavor agreements. 225.342.8010
Vendor Help Desk Assistance re. vendor registration, self-service, online bidding, password resets, bid openings, and related matters. 225.342.8010

 

The authority of OSP is vested in its director, who is the State Chief Procurement Officer, authorized by state law to delegate authority to assistants as needed.

Name Title
Paula Tregre Director
Tom Ketterer Deputy Director
Austin Bachman, CPPO, CPPB Assistant Director - Policy and Compliance
Karen Loftin, Esq. Assistant Director - Legal
Pamela Rice, Esq. Assistant Director - Professional Contracts
Felicia Sonnier, CPPB Assistant Director - IT and Complex Services
Zalinsky Matthew, MBA Assistant Director - Analytics
Vacant Administrative Coordinator, Webmaster
Margie Golmon Executive Staff Officer, Asst. to the Director
Crystal Welch Administrative Coordinator

 

The Analytics Team provides management and finance support functions for OSP, including data analysis, reporting, dashboards, budget, finance, and special projects support.

Name Title
Zalinsky Matthew, MBA Assistant Director - Analytics
Teresa Kirk Administrative Coordinator
Monica Clark Business Analytics Specialist
Scott Manguno Business Analytics Specialist
Vacant Business Analytics Specialist
Jeremy Meiske Business Analytics Specialist
Amber White Business Analytics Specialist

The Blanket Orders Team establishes and maintains multi-delivery purchase orders, typically for bulk commodities or recurring operating services not carried on multi-year contracts.

Name Title
Shawn Hoover Team Manager
Chasity Austin Team Supervisor
Kedra Olinde Administrative Coordinator
Vacant State Procurement Analyst
Dorian Allen State Procurement Analyst
Clarett Blount State Procurement Analyst
Anna Cox State Procurement Analyst
Zachary Cuny State Procurement Analyst
Drew Harrell State Procurement Analyst
Deborah Jackson State Procurement Analyst
Paris King State Procurement Analyst
Caroline Maxwell State Procurement Analyst
Shawn Smith State Procurement Analyst

 

Commodities Team 1 focuses primarily on durable goods, along with some consumables and operating services as well as light construction. 

Click here to view Commodities Team 1 analyst assignments.

Name Title
Lynn Godwin Team Manager
Blake Latiolais Team Supervisor
Rhonda Davis Administrative Coordinator
Mason Bourgeois State Procurement Analyst
Jola Cephus State Procurement Analyst
Alana Clark State Procurement Analyst
Amy Gotreaux, CPPB State Procurement Analyst
Donald Hunter State Procurement Analyst
Ben James State Procurement Analyst
Chris Kline State Procurement Analyst
Allison Lansing State Procurement Analyst
R. Andy McKnight State Procurement Analyst

Commodities team 2 focuses primarily on supplies, IT, consumables and operating services, along with some durable goods.

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Name Title
Lillie Christopher Team Manager
Claire Shaheen Team Supervisor
Paulett Hood Administrative Coordinator
Vacant State Procurement Analyst
Tristan Babin State Procurement Analyst
Desiree Brown State Procurement Analyst
Kathleen Doring State Procurement Analyst
Richard Iverstine State Procurement Analyst
Johnette Jackson State Procurement Analyst
Kim Mulder State Procurement Analyst
Christine Schwartzenburg State Procurement Analyst
Sonya Thomas State Procurement Analyst

The One-Time Buys Team issues and awards one-off bids for purchases which are too infrequent or irregular to be carried on long-term contracts.

Name Title
Amy Vincent Team Manager
Vacant Team Supervisor
Kedra Olinde Administrative Coordinator
Vacant State Procurement Analyst
Derek Buras State Procurement Analyst
Amber Collins State Procurement Analyst
Adam Cox  State Procurement Analyst
Krystal Frank State Procurement Analyst
Logan Ganaway State Procurement Analyst
Lauren Milliner State Procurement Analyst
Tuan Nguyen State Procurement Analyst
Rebecca Williams State Procurement Analyst

The Professional Contracts Team performs technical and regulatory review of non-competitive professional, personal, consulting, and social service contracts entered into by state agencies, board and commissions.

Click here to view analyst assignments on the Professional Contracts Team.

Name Title
Claressa Johnson Team Manager
Jeff Folse Team Supervisor
Cheryl East Administrative Coordinator
Brady Barr State Procurement Analyst
Myra Ford State Procurement Analyst
William Hickman State Procurement Analyst
Lisa Jackson State Procurement Analyst
Nancy Messina State Procurement Analyst
Teresa Schafer State Procurement Analyst
Chris Smiles State Procurement Analyst
Brad Van Oss State Procurement Analyst

The two RFP Teams assist state agencies in compliance with every step of the Requests for Proposals process, including development, issuance, evaluation, award, negotiation and contracting.

Name Title
Vacant Team Manager
Vacant Administrative Coordinator
Kim Adams Team Supervisor
Vacant State Procurement Analyst
Chris Wuchte State Procurement Analyst
Elizabeth Kunjappy, CPPB Team Supervisor
Vacant State Procurement Analyst
Mark Cavalier State Procurement Analyst
Bess Guidry State Procurement Analyst
Stephanie Horvath State Procurement Analyst

The two Request for Proposals Teams assist state agencies in compliance with every step of the Requests for Proposals process, including development, issuance, evaluation, award, negotiation and contracting.

Name Title
Kristi Bonvillain, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Team Manager
Vacant Administrative Coordinator
Toni Gordon Team Supervisor
Sara Carr State Procurement Analyst
David Deer State Procurement Analyst
Karen Evans State Procurement Analyst
Vacant Team Supervisor
Geraldine Clinton State Procurement Analyst
Andrew Guzzardo State Procurement Analyst
Sam Miller State Procurement Analyst
Vacant State Procurement Analyst