Bids and RFPs / RFQs
All City solicitations (Bids, RFPs, RFQs) for Apparatus, Supplies, Materials, Equipment, Services, and Construction are posted on the North Carolina Interactive Purchasing System (IPS).
IPS is a State of North Carolina free, online bid posting system that allows suppliers to view and download solicitations documents directly from the website. Using IPS enables the City to reach an increased number of potential suppliers including HUB certified MWBE suppliers.
When a solicitation is posted to IPS, an e-mail notification is automatically sent to each supplier that is registered in IPS for that category. Please note that Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view bid documents.
Important: Suppliers are responsible for checking the IPS website to obtain all solicitations documents for goods and services and addenda that may be issued to those solicitations. Only notification summaries for Construction bids are also posted to IPS. Suppliers are responsible for contacting the issuing City Department for Construction Bid documents. The City is not responsible for direct distribution of solicitations and addenda posted on the website to all suppliers who wish to submit a proposal. Acknowledgement of addenda will be made in the solicitation process.
Refer to the IPS Supplier Reference Guide for more information.
If you have any questions or issues using the IPS website, contact the City of Raleigh Procurement Division at 919-996-3240.
Pursuant to the General Statutes of the State of North Carolina and City of Raleigh policy, bids and proposals are invited and will be received by the City of Raleigh until the public bid or proposal deadline date and time specified. The posting on IPS serves as a public notice of advertisement for Bids, RFPs, and RFQs. Solicitation documents and specifications can be downloaded directly from IPS or, if for Construction, can be obtained from the bid agent for that listing during regular office hours.
Per North Carolina General Statute 87-15, prospective bidders for construction contracts must be properly licensed.
All Bidders must comply with nondiscrimination provisions. The City of Raleigh is an equal opportunity agency and invites small and minority contractors to bid. The City Council or its delegate reserves the right to reject any or all bids or proposals.
Prequalification for Construction
In compliance with G.S. 143-135.8, on December 2, 2014, the City Council adopted the City of Raleigh Policy for Prequalification of Bidders for Construction Projects.
All Public notices for Request for Prequalification are posted on IPS.
Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Policy Statement
Pursuant to General Statues of North Carolina Section 143-128 and 143-131 and to City policy, the City of Raleigh encourages and provides equal opportunity for Certified Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) businesses to participate in all aspects of the City's contracting and procurement programs.
the City’s goal is to contract or sub-contract fifteen percent (15%) of the contract amount to Certified MWBEs on construction projects over $300,000, or with contracts that include $100,000 or more in state funding. The goal breakdown is 8% for minorities and 7% for non-minority females.
For more information or questions about the MWBE policy, please contact the City’s Business Assistance Program coordinator at 919-996-4271.