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Opportunity Caddo Program (OCP)

Lisa S. Lloyd, CPPB

Director – Opportunity Caddo Program (OCP)
Caddo Parish Public Schools
1961 Midway Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71108
Phone: 318.603.6481
Fax: 318.603.6474
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OPPORTUNITY CADDO DOCUMENTS

Caddo Parish Public School Departments And Schools:

  • Caddo Parish School Board (CPSB) adopted Opportunity Caddo Plan, February 17, 2004.
  • Opportunity Caddo is a program designed to enhance economic development through the growth and development of small and economically disadvantaged businesses, which ultimately will provide for a better educational system.
  • Every opportunity is to be made to include small and economically disadvantaged businesses in the procurement of all products and services.
  • Each department and school to take measures to ensure that optimum purchasing opportunities are available.
  • CPSB is eliminating barriers which may have an adverse impact upon small and economically disadvantaged businesses.
  • CPSB to assist in the development of small and economically disadvantaged businesses to be able to compete in the market place outside of this program.

Small And Economically Disadvantaged Businesses:

  • Aspirational goal of 25% utilization of small and economically disadvantaged businesses
  • Small and economically disadvantaged businesses will be kept informed of upcoming CPSB product and service needs.
  • Small and economically disadvantaged businesses will be listed in a business directory after certification.

Some of the many products and services purchased by CPSB:

  • CPSB procures numerous products and services from A to Z. Some of the many needs of the CPSB include trophies and awards, catering, construction, equipment, flowers, offices, photography, signs, printing, graphics, t-shirts, and many others.

Opportunities:

  • CPSB annual budget is over $300 million.
  • Approximately $40 million available annually for the purchase of various products and services
  • Approximately 66 schools and 20 central office departments make purchases annually