• The State of North Carolina purchases a wide variety of products and services with a total value of over four billion dollars annually. The Division of Purchase & Contract is the central purchasing authority for all state departments, institutions, agencies, universities, and community colleges. It also makes certain services available to local governments, public school systems, private colleges and universities, and other non-state entities.

    Purchase and Contract establishes term contracts and disseminates information on these via the Internet and through searchable electronic catalogs. By combining statewide demand for commonly used items into one contract, the division helps users save money and eliminates the need for each agency to solicit separate bids.

    For more information regarding purchasing, searching for Debarred vendors, searching for State Contract vendors, visit the NC Department of Administration Division of Purchase and Contract website.