Purchasing -Doing Business with the City

The Central Buying Office for Purchasing Goods & Services

  • BID & PROPOSAL PROCESS FOR VENDORS

  • Bid & Proposal Opportunities are posted online and on Twitter
  • Submit response(s) for Bids before the posted deadline - LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  • Review Bid Proposal Awards posted online 
  • If a submitted response is accepted, work with the Purchasing Division to complete the purchasing process under guidelines established in the Purchasing Policy
  • Instructions on how to successfully submit a response to the Bid & Proposal Opportunity(ies) you are interested in are conveniently located within the posted proposal(s) packages.
  • All purchasing and contracting activities are in line with Equity & Inclusion guidelines.
  • Find details about registering with the State of North Carolina Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses [HUB] at SWUC (Become a HUB vendor).
  • COVID-19 Contractor Guidance
  • VENDOR REGISTRATION & LOG-IN

  • Register as a Vendor on our Vendor Self Service site
  • For more information about becoming a vendor, review our Vendor Information page.
  • To inquire about a vendor payment, contact Accounts Payable.
  • CONTACT PURCHASING

  • EMAIL:  purchmailbox@durhamnc.gov
  • PHONE: (919) 560-4132

LEARN MORE ABOUT . . . 

  1. BID OPPORTUNITIES ON TWITTER

What is Twitter?

  • A free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to send and read other users' updates (tweets).
  • Text-based posts of up to 140 characters which are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (followers).
  • Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS/aka texting) or Really Simple Syndication (RSS/feed to your computer's Internet browser).
  • How is the Purchasing Division using Twitter?

  • Durham has set up a Twitter account to alert followers about bid and contracting opportunities.
  • Sign Up for Twitter

  • Visit our Twitter site and click "Join Today"
  • You can set your preferences on how you would like to receive your messages.