Doing Business with the City
The Procurement Division is responsible for the overall conduct or oversight of all purchases of City of Raleigh equipment, supplies, and services. The City of Raleigh Procurement Division strives to provide all suppliers an opportunity to bid on goods, services, and construction projects.
Register with the City
The first step for companies interested in doing business with the City is registering 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.
Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
The City Purchase Order Terms and Conditions apply to all purchases of supplies, equipment, and services and must be considered as part of any quotation or bid.
Contracts for services and construction will have additional terms and conditions.
Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
The City of Raleigh prohibits discrimination in any manner on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age or handicap or sexual orientation and will pursue an affirmative policy of fostering, promoting and conducting business with women and minority owned business enterprises. The City of Raleigh has adopted a goal of 15% for participation by small disadvantaged minority and women-owned businesses in order to reach the above stated goal.
If there are any questions, contact the MWBE Program Manager, at PO Box 590 Raleigh, NC 27602, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 919-996-4330.
In accordance with the City of Raleigh 2007-2009 City Council Mission Statement, the City recognizes its responsibility to minimize negative impacts on human health and the environment while supporting a diverse, equitable, and vibrant community and economy. The City recognizes that the types of products and services the City buys have inherent social, human health, environmental and economic impacts, and that the City should make procurement decisions that embody the City’s commitment to sustainability whenever possible.
For more information, view our Sustainable Procurement Policy.
Bids and RFPs / RFQs
Current City solicitations (Bids, RFPs, RFQs) for Apparatus, Supplies, Materials, Equipment, Services, and Construction are now posted on the North Carolina Interactive Purchasing System (IPS). See Bids and RFPs / RFQs for more information.
Procurement Card Purchases
Some City employees are issued a City of Raleigh procurement card which gives them authorization to make certain purchases in accordance with the City's Purchasing procedures. The procurement card program provides a more rapid turnaround of purchases for low dollar value goods and reduces paperwork and handling costs. Currently, Bank of America provides this procurement card service for the City, and the cards can be used with suppliers that accept Visa credit cards.
The City is required to pay North Carolina state and local sales taxes. Our purchase orders estimate these taxes; however, all applicable taxes should be included on your invoices.
The City's Accounting Services and Financial Reporting Division handles invoice payments. Standard payment terms are net thirty (30) days.
The City of Raleigh's Federal Tax ID number can be obtained by calling the Accounting Services and Financial Reporting Division at 919-996-3210, or by mailing a request to:
City of Raleigh
Accounting Services and Financial Reporting Division
PO Box 590
Raleigh, NC 27602-0590
Surplus Equipment Auctions
Currently, the City of Raleigh is not holding auctions for disposal of surplus equipment. Most surplus equipment is now either consigned to the North Carolina State Surplus Property Agency for disposal or sold by online auction via GovDeals. For more information, see Surplus Equipment Auctions.