The Office of State Procurement (OSP) has primary responsibility and oversight for the statewide procurement of commodities and services for all state agencies, boards and commissions, and colleges and universities. The Office of State Procurement has established state contracts for those commodities and services where substantial savings can be achieved by quantity purchasing. All state agencies which require commodities and services that are under state contract shall procure these commodities and services exclusively under such contract. In essence, these contracts are mandatory. If you are purchasing any commodity or service under certain categories, we must purchase from the awarded state contract vendor. Those commodities and services are:
- Bathroom Tissue and Paper Towels
- Copier Rental
- Continuous and Snap Out Forms
- Food:Â Bread, Dairy and Food for Cafeterias, etc.
- Lamps/Lamp Ballast
- Lawn Care Equipment
- Office Supplies
- Paper: Copier, Print shop, Envelopes and Continuous
- Software: Adobe, Computer Associates, Corel, IBM, McAfee, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, Trend Micro
To view the contract with product descriptions, pricing, and vendor information, visit http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/procurement/contracts/Pages/default.aspx or call Procurement Services at 501.569.3144.
Some state contract vendors will accept the P-Card for the purchase of items on the mandatory state contract listing. Procurement Services can provide you the documentation necessary to use your P-Card.