This website provides information and resources about local government contracting, including competitive bidding and other legal requirements for purchasing and construction contracting. 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.

*REGISTER NOW! - Construction Contracting and Intermediate Purchasing Courses.  Registration is now open for the Contracting for Construction and Design Services Course and the Intermediate Purchasing Course (these courses are core courses for CLGPO Certification).  A 10% Early Bird Discount is available for those who register for both courses this year (a $75 savings!).  Click on the "Courses" link in the left-hand menu of this page for more information and to register online for either or both courses.

*2014 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE will be available on the Legislative Updates page a few weeks following adjournment of this year's General Assembly.  Also on this page are previous legislative updates, including an outline of the contracting process for the newly authorized design-build construction delivery method and E-Verify FAQs.

*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, 2014. 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 nhouston@sog.unc.edu.