Convention and meeting facilities may be booked in University Facilities, including the Cook Conference Center, without getting competitive prices and without involving LSU Procurement.
If the use of non-University facilities is contemplated and the cost does not exceed $5,000, the department may make arrangements for the facilities without getting competitive prices and without involving Procurement. The invoice, approved for payment, should be routed to Accounts Payable for processing unless a signed contract is required by the facility.
If the cost of non-University facilities exceeds $5,000, prior Procurement approval is required, and telephone or fax quotations must be obtained from at least three vendors able to supply space (in accordance with the University Pilot Procurement Code). Quotes from on-campus facilities, such as the LSU Union or Faculty Club, cannot be used for competitive quotes when non-University meeting facilities are being sought.
NOTE: No one is authorized to sign purchasing contracts or Agreements on behalf of the University except those to whom this authority is vested and delegated. All contracts or agreements are to be submitted to Procurement for authorized signatures. [see also: Authority to Sign Purchasing Contracts]
Pennington Conference Center no longer provides use of their facilities for meetings/conferences.