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! - BASIC PURCHASING.  Registration is now open for the Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course. Click here to register online.

*DATES for 2014 SOG PURCHASING & CONTRACTING COURSES:  Plan your 2014 training schedule now!  Click on "Courses"  in the left-hand menu of this page for more information about the 2014 Purchasing and Contracting courses schedule (these courses are core courses for CLGPO Certification).

*2013 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE available on the Legislative Updates page!  Also on this page is 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.