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Executive Order 50 and Local Governments

April 21, 2010

Many of you are aware that Governor Bev Purdue recently signed an executive order to give North Carolina businesses the opportunity to match the lowest bid when bidding on state contracts for the purchase of goods. You can find Executive … Continued

Before You Start Recycling Your Bid Files, Read This!

October 6, 2009

Your local government has just awarded a contract.  Now what are you supposed to do with all of the bids, bid tabulations, paperwork, and email generated by the bidding process?  Can you throw any of it away?  Do you have … Continued

To Bid or Not to Bid? How to Buy Hardware and Software

August 18, 2009

NOTE:  This post has been updated to reflect changes enacted by the General Assembly in 2015. Is your local government still using 10-year-old desktop computers? Do you need to buy new anti-spyware software? Or do you need to update your … Continued