Purchase and Contract

About Us

The Division of Purchase & Contract (P&C) is the State’s central procurement authority that oversees purchasing for all state departments, institutions, agencies, universities and community colleges.

P&C’s mission is to provide for the effective and economical acquisition of goods and services for the state of North Carolina.  To achieve its mission, P&C:

  • Administers the Interactive Purchasing System (IPS).  Procurement solicitations from North Carolina state agencies, community colleges, universities, institutions, public school systems and some local government are available online through the Interactive Purchasing System (IPS). Registration through the North Carolina electronic Vendor Portal (the vendor portion of IPS) is required to receive email notification of bidding opportunities.
  • Manages the eProcurement System.  NC E-Procurement is the State’s online procurement system used by North Carolina state agencies, community colleges, universities, institutions, public school systems, some local government and charter schools. The system provides an innovative, cost-saving and efficient method of purchasing and offers suppliers with additional marketing efforts. Additionally, NC E-Procurement system offers visibility into statewide procurement, allowing the State to negotiate better term contract savings. 
  • Provides Statewide Term Contracts. P&C establishes term contracts by combining statewide procurement demands for commonly used items and disseminates procurement resources through email notification and searchable electronic catalogs within NC E-Procurement. 
  • Provides technical training and support.  The Division also provides training and technical assistance to procurement professionals and vendors, and compliance reviews.

P&C’s Vision is …
To be a trusted partner that delivers outstanding customer service, fosters collaborative relationships, and adds value through strategic actions, efficient processes, and innovative technology to be recognized as a world-class procurement operation.

P&C does this by committing to their values, which are…

  • Ensuring fair and open competition in the acquisition of quality goods and services that meet the needs of customers while demonstrating stewardship worthy of the public’s trust
  • Understanding and responding with excellence to internal and external customers' business needs and challenges
  • Improving processes and removing barriers for customers to facilitate ease of procurement and reduce transactional costs through continuous streamlining of procurement processes
  • Developing and maintaining competences (knowledge, skills and abilities) that establish P&C as experts in North Carolina procurement processes and practices
  • Remaining flexible, innovative, and accountable while adapting to changing market conditions
  • Valuing diversity and inclusion by engaging North Carolina suppliers and HUB vendors, according to law


Physical Address

NC Division of Purchase and Contract
116 West Jones Street
4th Floor (Receptionist: Office 4062)
Raleigh, NC 27603-8002

Mailing Address

NC Division of Purchase and Contract
1305 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1305