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Winter Weather, Boil Water Advisory, Low Water Pressure

Residents and visitors are advised to take precautions during winter weather. A boil water advisory is in effect for the entire East Bank of New Orleans due to a further drop in water pressure Thursday morning, Jan. 18.

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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Procurement Office/ Bureau of Purchasing

The Procurement Office/Purchasing Bureau is housed in the Finance Department and serves as the central authority for all City departments and agencies’ purchasing needs.

Doing Business with the City

In order to do business with the City, it is necessary that you register online through our purchasing portal, the City’s online purchasing system, BuySpeed. If you are already doing business with the City you can view your purchase orders and past work history.

Important: Please note that the City’s sole communication channel is by email to registered vendors. We no longer provide fax or hard copy postal mail to registered vendors. Please ensure that you provide and maintain a valid email address in BuySpeed, the City’s Purchasing Portal.

Registering as a Contractor/Vendor/Supplier provides the ability to:

  • Secure access to change and update your business information
  • Select commodities and services related to your business
  • Receive automatic online notifications of ITBs, RFPs and RFQs.
  • Submit bids online
  • View Purchase Orders and Change Orders

Download instructions on how to register on our purchasing portal, BuySpeed.

If you have any problems accessing or logging on the system, or if you do not have access to the Internet, please contact the Procurement Office at (504) 658-1550 or email

Terms and Conditions

A purchase order forms a contract between the City of New Orleans and the vendor identified on the Order. Download the City of New Orleans Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Please visit the Office of Supplier Diversity for any questions related to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.


The Procurement Office participates in many business fairs and community outreach programs around the City to educate local entrepreneurs on the procurement process and how to do business with the City. In addition, we provide internal training to all City departments and agencies. See the PowerPoint presentations below to view these training guides.

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Last updated: 11/14/2017 9:56:46 AM

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