Cleco will purchase needed goods and services from qualified suppliers using competitive bidding or other competitive means to the maximum practical extent. Purchasing decisions are made on the basis of quality, service, price and delivery. If all other considerations are substantially equal, suppliers located in our service area may be given preference.
If you wish to be considered for bids, please send your company information to the Purchasing department, P.O. Box 5000, Pineville, LA 71360. It is not necessary to fill out an application if you want to be considered for bids. The need for an application will be determined at a later date. Cleco does not conduct public bid openings.
Cleco encourages participation of qualified small, disadvantaged, veteran- and women-owned businesses to provide goods and services at competitive prices. The Purchasing department is responsible for locating and soliciting business from such companies. If your company is a minority, disadvantaged, veteran- or women-owned business, please complete our Supplier/Contractor Application online.
Our suppliers and contractors contribute to the success of our company. We value the business relationships we have established with our suppliers and contractors and seek to develop additional, reliable sources of products and services.
All employees maintain the highest standards of integrity in all procurement activities and avoid conduct that could create the appearance of a conflict of interest. We accept no special favors or gifts from our suppliers and incur no obligations to them, other than payment for the products and services they provide. We do not attempt to influence procurement decisions in return for personal compensation or favorable treatment from these suppliers. We maintain, in confidence, sensitive business information submitted to our company in connection with the purchasing of goods and services, to avoid giving or removing any competitive advantage to our suppliers.
We also maintain an Ethics Helpline. The Ethics Helpline is a way for you to anonymously report suspected or actual unethical business activities involving Cleco. The toll-free number is (800) 378-8121. The Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Suppliers or contractors wishing to conduct business with Cleco are encouraged to complete and submit our online application. If you have any questions regarding the application process, Contact Us.
Please allow 30 business days for a decision to be made. If further information is required, a representative from Cleco's Purchasing department will contact you. Cleco reserves the right to accept or reject any application based on the information provided to us.