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Purchasing Manual: Introduction to Procurement

This manual offers an introduction to procurement processes at NC State, including purchases processes and guidelines, commodity-specific purchases, and contract review processes.

Click to access the Purchasing Manual: Introduction to Procurement.

Purchasing Manual: Advanced Procurement Practices

This manual dives deeper into procurement topics such as Spending Guidelines, Chart of Expense Accounts, decision making processes, and RFQ/IFB/RFP processes, among others.

Click to access the Purchasing Manual: Advanced Procurement Practices.

Purchasing 101 Training

This online course is the first of a three-course series required to become a Certified Departmental Purchasing Representative. The other two courses are MarketPlace Training and Purchasing 102.

This online course offers an introduction To procurement processes and guidelines including commodity-specific purchasing, contract review, and best practices.

Sign up for Purchasing 101.

Purchasing 102 Training

This online course is the last of the three-course series required to become a Certified Departmental Purchasing Representative. The other two courses are MarketPlace Training and Purchasing 101.

This course takes a more in-depth look at the university’s and state’s spending guidelines and will walk participants through practical applications of the chart of expense accounts. Other topics in this course includes decision–making processes, writing specifications, RFQ/IFB/RFPs, evaluation of supplier bid responses, and procurement contracts.

Sign up for Purchasing 102.

Procurement Services Videos

This playlist is designed to provide quick access to useful how-to video tutorials for all things procurement.

Watch Procurement Services Videos.

How to Buy at NC State

Whether you are new to NC State or have recently gained purchasing responsibilities, we want to make sure that you have the information that you need to make departmental purchases without delay. In this brief tutorial (11:26), we will provide you with tools and ready-to-use information so that you can purchase what you need while keeping you, your department or college, and the university safe and in compliance with state and federal policies.

IT State Contracts

Click to access IT State Contracts information.

Basic Procurement Guidelines (PRR)

Click to access Basic Procurement Guidelines (PRR).

Request for Proposals (RFP) Manual

Click to access Request for Proposals (RFP) Manual (PRR).

Related Knowledge Base Articles

Click to access existing Knowledge Base articles related to Purchasing/Procurement and Contract Review.

Updated on June 17, 2021

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