Prospective Suppliers

LSU welcomes you as a new supplier.  The information shared on this page is to help aide you in doing business with us.  Once you have reviewed this information, please complete the Supplier Registration Form by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.  We will not be able to issue any purchase orders or payments to your company until this form has been completed.

As a large institution with a decentralized procurement model for purchases <$10K, many of the University’s buying decisions are made by a host of different departments, programs, and offices. Establishing business relationships with these decision makers is an important step for marketing your business. Connect with a department today.

Purchase Orders

The primary method of transacting the purchase of goods and services is a purchase order (PO). Payment cannot be processed without a PO number listed on the invoice, so we encourage all suppliers to ensure they have received a PO prior to any work being performed for the University.  The University sends POs either via email, fax or mail. Email dispatch is the preferred option. 

Payment Processing

All invoices should be sent to the Accounts Payable & Travel office for processing at The PO number is essential in order to avoid payment delays.

Tax Exemption

LSU (Tax ID 72-6000848) is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) exempt from taxation.

Terms & Conditions

View the University Terms & Conditions


Employees of the University have an obligation to avoid activities or situations that may appear to be, or could result in, a conflict of interest. Employees must not use their University positions to influence outside organizations or individuals for the direct financial, personal, or professional benefit of themselves, members of their families, or others with whom there is a personal relationship.

Procurement Services is committed to fair and ethical business practices that promote fair competition in the best interests of the University and the success of its supplier relationships.


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The Process

  • Complete the online LSU Supplier Registration Form
  • LSU Procurement Services approves application
  • Certification status is verified
  • Suppliers added to Supplier Diversity Program to receive weekly opportunities emails
  • Submit updated certification documents by renewal date to remain certified

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Contact Us

Supplier Diversity Help Desk

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.