Become a City Supplier

Last updated Jul. 18, 2019 - 10:51 am

The first step for companies interested in becoming a supplier to the City is to register your company through the City’s Raleigh Supplier Connection self-service portal.

The Raleigh Supplier Connection is the single source of information for companies looking to do business with the City of Raleigh. The information provided during the registration process will increase the visibility of your company to all departments.

Existing Suppliers

If you are a current supplier to the City and do not have a login Username & Password for your Supplier Account, please go to the Raleigh Supplier Connection portal and use the “Create New User Accounts” link in order to start using the benefits of the Raleigh Supplier Connection.

The Raleigh Supplier Connection self-service portal will enable you to:

  • Update your business information
  • Upload and update your MWBE (Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise) certificate (if applicable)
  • Track your payment activity
  • Acknowledge Purchase Orders
  • View announcements and upcoming events

The City is committed to using technology tools that will improve service and reduce costs. This is one facet in our ongoing effort to make doing business with City of Raleigh as easy as possible.

For supplier registration and update assistance, contact the Procurement Division, 919-996-3240

Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

The City of Raleigh is pro-active in encouraging purchases of goods and services from certified minority and women-owned businesses as well as soliciting their participation in City construction bids.

The City's Business Assistance Program Manager coordinates the MWBE Certification Program. All MWBE businesses which become certified by the City are listed in a directory for use by City departments. For more information, contact Maria A. Torres at 919-996-4271 or the Procurement Division at 919-996-3240.

Bid Notifications through North Carolina IPS

Current Bids for Apparatus, Supplies, Materials, or Equipment are posted on the North Carolina Interactive Purchasing System (IPS). When a bid is posted to IPS, an e-mail notification is automatically sent to each supplier that is registered on the state system for that commodity/category.

Please register on the State of North Carolina electronic Vendor Portal System to receive bid notifications.

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