Welcome to North Carolina Purchase and Contract's Interactive Purchasing System.
Please review the following tips for navigating this site.
The NC electronic Vendor Portal (eVP) is a one‐stop site to register for all the
Department of Administration’s systems including the Interactive Purchasing System (IPS),
the Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) Program, and NC E‐Procurement @ Your Service.
The Bids by Category page offers a menu of all solicitations listed by specific commodity
groups and by the number of solicitations for each category. Simply select the desired
category to view the solicitations. When you select a specific category, the bid number,
description, date issued, bid opening date, and bid opening time are displayed. Statewide
Term Contracts are listed in red and Agency Specific Term Contracts are in green. Information
on pre‐bid/ mandatory conference/ site visits/ addenda is shown where applicable. If solicitations
are cancelled before the bid opening date, then it will remain on the system until the original
bid opening date. If the solicitation is cancelled after the bid opening date, it remains on the
system for thirty days after the cancellation date. If there are difficulties retrieving a
particular solicitation, please click on the link located under the Help column.
On the Bids by Department page you can view current solicitations for a specific agency.
However, only active links are underlined and the number of solicitations are listed by agency name.
The Search Open Bids page allows you to look up bids in a number of ways. You may search by
individual or all purchasing entities, specific or all categories, or you may search to find
all solicitations for a specific department, a specific category, or keywords. For example,
if you are searching for the keyword "boat," you will receive results containing the
word "boat" in the title of the bid. You will not receive any bids with a keyword
acronym, in this case, a word such as "ship." The keyword search is limited to five words.
If there are solicitations that fit these criteria, they will be returned. If you know specific
date information on a solicitation, you may search a specified date range on the following: open
date, mandatory conference/site visit date, cancel date, issue date, or last change date. You must
specify a valid date range following today's date if searching an open date or mandatory
conference/site visit date.
The Search Bid Number page is where you can look for bids by number, which will return any open
solicitations, solicitations under evaluation, bid tabulations, or awarded solicitations for a
period of thirty days beyond the award date. If the solicitation has been awarded, the tabulation
may be viewed by clicking the link, "view bid tabulation." If the solicitation is cancelled before
the opening date, they will be shown until the original bid opening date. If the solicitation is
cancelled after the opening date that information will remain available to the public for thirty
days after the cancellation date.
The Division of Purchase & Contract website houses all the latest procurement information and
opportunities for the state of North Carolina including a database of issued Statewide Term
Contracts, standard specifications, a qualified product list (QPL), information on quality
assurance inspections, upcoming trainings and much more.