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E-Verify Requirements Apply to Public Contracts – NOW!

September 4, 2013

UPDATE:  The General Assembly amended the E-Verify contracting prohibition for cities and counties during the 2014 legislative session.  Under Section 13 of S.L. 2014-119,  which went into effect on October 1, 2014, the E-Verify contracting prohibition now ONLY applies to … Continued

Rejecting Bids – Who Can and When Can They?

April 13, 2011

Pauline Purchaser has advertised a contract and is pleased by the number of bids she’s received.  When she opens the bids, much to her dismay, she discovers that all are way over budget.  As Pauline regroups to figure out what … Continued

Counting the Days

February 9, 2011

Paul Purchaser is putting the final touches on his first Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Carolina City, and he’s trying to figure out when he has to place the advertisement for the IFB in the newspaper. He knows the formal … Continued

Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 6

December 8, 2010

This is the final post in a series on local preference policies.  (Earlier posts can be found here, here, here, here, and here.)  Once again, we find ourselves listening in on the Emerald City Council meeting where the Council is … Continued

Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 5

November 24, 2010

This is the fifth installment in a series of posts discussing the efforts of the City Council of Emerald City, North Carolina, to support its local businesses by adopting a local preference policy.  (You can find the earlier installments here, … Continued

Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 4

November 10, 2010

This is the fourth installment of a series of posts discussing the efforts of the City Council of Emerald City, North Carolina, to support its local businesses by adopting a local preference policy.  (You can find the earlier installments here, … Continued

Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 3

October 20, 2010

In my last two posts (here and here), I’ve discussed the efforts of the City Council of Emerald City, North Carolina, to support its local businesses by adopting a local preference policy.  Purchasing Officer Scarecrow has just finished reviewing the … Continued