Ordering Supplies or Equipment

  1. Find the best price available for the item(s) to be ordered.
    1. Check State Contract Prices: http://eprocurement.nc.gov/Registered_Vendor_Search.html.(You may need to enter the company name in several ways.)
    2. If the vendor is not registered with E-Procurement, submit a Form 58
           along with the vendor's information. The Business Office will assist the
           vendor with registration.
  2. Obtain quotes according to established guidelines.
    1. $1–$5,000: At least three informal quotes recommended
    2. $5,001–$10,000: At least three written quotes required— attach with order
    3. $10,001–$50,000: Contact Business Office with pre-approval and specifications; Business Office will issue a formal bid through state IPS System
    4. $50,001 and over:Contact Business Office with pre-approval and specifications; Division of Purchase & Contract or statewide Division of ITS will issue a formal bid (requires Board of Award approval)

Employees can learn more about the purchasing process by logging into the Wake Tech portal.