The Local Government Purchasing and Contracting microsite provides information and resources about local government contracting, including competitive bidding and other legal requirements for purchasing and construction contracting as well as property disposal. Legal resources, sample forms, tools, and publications are available at the links in the right-hand menu of this page. For information about CLGPO Certification for North Carolina purchasing professionals, see our Certifications and Organizations page.

2019 PURCHASING COURSES DATES NOW AVAILABLE!  Dates for SOG purchasing courses are available under the "Courses" tab.  All four courses are required for CLGPO Certification. To sign up for an email notification when registration opens, click on the name of the course and, on the course page, click on the sentence immediately below the course title that reads "Click here to sign up to receive a notification when registration is available for this course."  Enter your email address and you're all set!  The SOG will email you when registration opens. 

UNIFORM GUIDANCE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS: Information about the Uniform Guidance federal procurement requirements (which became effective for local governments in our state on July 1, 2018) is available on the Uniform Guidance Procurement Requirements page under "Resources."  To purchase the webinar on UG requirements conducted by Norma Houston and Sharon Edmundson with the NC Treasurer's Office (broadcast on April 24, 2018), click here.

LEGISLATIVE SUMMARIES: The 2018 Legislative Summary is now available on the Legislative Updates page.  Summaries from previous legislative sessions are also available on the Legislative Updates page.

2019 CAGP ANNUAL CONFERENCE - SAVE THE DATES!  The 2019 CAGP Annual Conference and Vendor show will be held March 4-7, 2019, at the Wilmington Convention Center.  Room blocks are reserved as the Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront - MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION BEFORE JANUARY TO ENSURE REDUCED ROOM RATES!  Registration for the conference will be available on the CAPG website later this fall (  DON'T MISS THE FUN!!!

CLGPO APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for CLGPO Certification applications (including application to take the CLGPO examination at the 2019 CAGP Spring Conference) is November 1, 2018.  The CLGPO Exam will be administered on Sunday, March 3, 2019, in conjunction with the CAGP 2019 Annual Conference in Wilmington.  Information on CLGPO certification requirements and application forms are available under the "Certifications and Organizations" link on the right-hand menu of this page.  Applications must be submitted by the deadline in pdf form to Norma Houston at


Faculty Coordinators

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Lecturer in Public Law and Government
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David M. Lawrence Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government
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Adjunct and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor