This website provides information and resources about local government contracting, especially the competitive bidding and other legal requirements for purchasing and construction contracting. Many legal resources, sample forms, tools, and publications are available at the links in the left-hand menu of this page. For information about CLGPO Certification for North Carolina local and state purchasing professionals, see our Organizations and Certifications page.
* * *New SOG Publication on HUB Requirements for NC Local Governments**
A new SOG local government law bulletin outlines the statutory requirements for and constitutional limitations on HUB (historically underutilized businesses) participation programs for NC local governments. For a free downloadable pdf of this publication, click here.
* CONGRATULATIONS 2013 Basic Purchasing Course Participants! *
Congratulations to the 60 local government ourchasing officers who successfully completed the School of Government's annual Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course held on April 30-May3 in Chapel Hill. This course is one of the 4 core courses required for CLGPO Certification.
*CLGPO APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for CLGPO Certification applications (including application to take the CLGPO examination at the 2014 CAGP Spring Conference) is December 1, 2013. Information on CLGPO certification requirements and application forms is available under the "Organizations and Certifications" link on the left-hand menu of this page. Applications must be submitted in pdf form to Norma Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org.