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What are contract purchases?

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.

State Term ContractsVehicles, Furniture, Lab Supplies, Computer Hardware, etc.Division of Purchase and Contract
National Consortium ContractsOffice Supplies, Equipment Rental, Food, etc.U.S. Communities
NC State University Convenience ContractsAudio Visual Items, Promotional Items and Transcription, and Captioning ServicesAudio Visual
Promotional Items
Transcription/Captioning Services
UNC-GA Combine Purchasing Initiative (CPI)Computer HardwareCPI 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.

Updated on August 25, 2022

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