Procurement Office


BRASS: Supplier Portal and Contract Search

If you've been doing business with the City, then you may be familiar with our old procurement and contracting portal. It's functions have been split into separate systems.

Supplier Portal

To register as a supplier or to access your account as a vendor, click on the below link entitled “Visit the Supplier Portal.”

  •  Register as a supplier
  •  Select commodities and services related to your business
  •  Receive automatic online notifications of ITQs, ITBs, RFPs and RFQs
  •  Submit bids online
  •  View purchase orders and invoices

Contract Search

For a list of city contracts, please visit the “Contract Search” portal using the link entitled “Search contracts.”

  •  Search contracts
  •  View contracts

Get Support

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Doing Business with the City

In order to do business with the City, it is necessary that you register online through our supplier portal. 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 BRASS, 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

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

Get registered as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

A business may qualify for the SLDBE Program if it is determined that the firm's ability to compete in the business world has been restricted due to industry practices, limited access to capital and/or restricted credit opportunities that are beyond the firm's control.

Eligibility is also determined by:

  • Ownership - The firm must be at least 51% owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged person(s).
  • Business Size - The firm (including its affiliates) must be a small business as defined by SBA standards. It must not have annual gross receipts over $23.98 million in the previous three fiscal years.
  • Independence - The business must not be tied to another firm in such a way as to compromise its independence and control.
  • Control - A disadvantaged owner seeking certification must possess the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the firm.  The owner must also have an overall understanding of, and managerial and technical competence and experience directly related to, the type of business in which the firm is engaged.

The SLDBE Program is a race and gender neutral program that does not presume social and economic disadvantage.  Each applicant carries the burden of proof regarding their eligibility in establishing their social and economic disadvantage.

Become a certified DBE

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

Recent Events


On Nov. 19th, the City of New Orleans held a webinar on an upcoming request for proposals (RFP) for the workforce development one-stop (JOB1) operator and service provider for both youth and adults. The purpose of the webinar was to proactively share information in order to increase bid competitiveness and strengthen procurement transparency and accountability. To learn more, check out the webinar presentation and the questions asked and answered.