The Purchasing Division provides centralized procurement services for all City of Lake Charles departments under the direction of the Purchasing Manager.


The mission of the Purchasing Division, within the Department of Finance, is to provide efficient and responsive procurement practices while providing quality service through teamwork and communication with City departments, divisions and vendors. The Purchasing Division is dedicated to providing the City with the most effective and efficient centralized means for procuring quality goods and services, in an economical and timely manner, while staying within the laws and regulations of the state of Louisiana and the City of Lake Charles. The Purchasing Division provides direction and support in identifying sources capable of providing a continuous supply of goods and services in a quality and cost efficient manner.


The "How to do Business with the City of Lake Charles" booklet will acquaint you with the City of Lake Charles' procurement process and assist you in becoming a supplier to the City. It is provided as a general guideline to help you understand some of the processes. Nothing contained in the Guide shall be construed to amend or override any statute rule, regulation, policy or procedure of the City of Lake Charles, or the provision of any document used in any competitive procurement. The City of Lake Charles reserves the right to modify the guide without prior notice and without issuance of such modification to all holders of the guide.


The Purchasing Division maintains active lists of vendors for the purpose of requesting quotations and proposals for various categories of goods and services as the needs are identified.

You may contact the Purchasing Division at (337) 491-1263 or via email at to obtain a copy of the "How to do Business with the City of Lake Charles" booklet and/or the Bidder's Mailing List Application Form or click on the hyperlink for the document.

The Bidder's Application Form can be returned to the Purchasing Division as follows:

Fax: (337) 491-1405

Mail: City of Lake Charles - Purchasing Division

P.O. Box 900
Lake Charles , LA 70602

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You are encouraged to visit our office and an appointment made in advance will enable productive utilization of time for both parties. Our business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. We urge you to contact us at (337) 491-1263 to make an appointment so that we allow sufficient time to meet with you. You should bring catalogs, brochures, descriptive material and price lists to familiarize the buyers with your goods and services.