Buying 101 for State Agencies

Wed, 2014-04-16 13:15 -- slafayette

When it comes to choosing a method for procurement, state agencies must procure commodities or services in the following order according to State Finance Law:

  1. From a preferred source vendor.
  2. Through a OGS Procurement Services centralized contract.
  3. By piggybacking or using pre-established agency contracts.
  4. Conducting your own procurement, including discretionary purchases.

After the procurement is complete, the invoice will need to be paid.  For State agencies that are customers of the OGS Business Services Center, invoices should be reviewed and approved by the agency and then emailed to Accounts Payable at

Helpful Resources

Customer Topic Page: 
Topic Type: