Purchasing is part of the Accounting Department and is responsible for providing purchasing services to all Parish Departments.
Purchasing follows the guidelines of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury Procurement Policy for the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, construction activity and professional or other services. Additionally, bid preparation assistance is provided.
Purchasing is very interested in promoting business opportunities within the Parish. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, please read about our Puchasing Procedures and Guidelines.
Doing Business with the Police Jury
Vendors who do business with the Ouachita Parish Police Jury are required to complete Federal Form W-9, the Request for Taxpayer Identification Number. The Parish is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to collect this information to meet IRS filing regulations. Vendors receiving $600 or more in payments in a calendar year will receive a Form 1099 Misc., Miscellaneous Income form. Vendors submitting invoices to the Parish must have a current Federal Form W-9 on file with the Accounting Department.
To be registered as a Ouachita Parish Police Jury Vendor, please fill out the Vendor Registration form.
CODE OF ETHICS
The Purchasing Department adheres to the Ouachita Parish Police Jury Conflict of Interest/Code of Conduct policy to provide a guide for personal and professional conduct of Parish employees engaged in purchasing activities.