Contract purchases are purchases made using established contracts for certain goods and services that have been previously bid on and, therefore, do not require the university to seek competition.
Contract purchases offer the best value. Also, purchasing off of these established contracts is much faster than engaging in a bidding process.
The contracts listed below are available for purchasing goods and supplies.
|CONTRACT TYPE||DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS||LINK|
|State Term Contracts||Vehicles, Furniture, Lab Supplies, Computer Hardware, etc.||Division of Purchase and Contract|
|National Consortium Contracts||Office Supplies, Equipment Rental, Food, etc.||U.S. Communities|
|NC State University Convenience Contracts||Audio Visual Items, Promotional Items and Transcription, and Captioning Services||Audio Visual|
|UNC-GA Combine Purchasing Initiative (CPI)||Computer Hardware||CPI Computer Purchase Requirements|
If You Find Better Pricing than NC Term Contracts
The state allows the university to purchase items on state contracts from non-contract vendors when the items are similar and at a lower price. When making a purchase from a non-contract vendor because you find a better price outside of the MarketPlace or on a MarketPlace supplier’s website, please submit a MarketPlace Price Adjustment Form.