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. 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 Certifications and Organizations page.

2018 PURCHASING COURSES DATES NOW AVAILABLE!  Dates for SOG purchasing courses are available under the "Courses" tab.  All four couses 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. 

FEDERAL PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS: Information about federal procurement requirements which become effective for local governments in our state on July 1, 2018, is available under the "Tools" section of this page.  Click on "Federal Procurement Requirements"

WEBINAR ON NEW FEDERAL PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS:  Join Norma Houston and Sharon Edmundson with the NC Treasurer's Office for a webinar on the new Uniform Guidance requirements.  For more information and to purchse the recorded version the webinar (which was broadcast April 24, 2018), click here

LEGISLATIVE Summaries: The 2018 Legislative Summary will be available approximately two weeks after the General Assembly adjourns.  Summaries from previous legislative sessions are available on the Legislative Updates page.

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.  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 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