Finance

Procurement

Contractors and Suppliers
Edgecombe County seeks to purchase goods and services at reasonable prices through a fair and open process. As with any other business, we frequently make purchases of items and enter into contracts for services. We encourage any person or firm who wish to be considered as a contractor or supplier to call our Purchasing Manager, Dee Waters, at (252) 641-7888.

Minority & Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBE)
Good faith efforts will be made to solicit quotes and bids from minority and women-owned businesses.  However, contracts will not be awarded to M/WBE's who do not submit the lowest responsible responsive quotes or bids. The Purchasing Manager shall keep the departments informed of any new M/WBE businesses. 

Competitive Bid Procedures:

Purchases $1,000 - $4,999 – Three verbal quotations may be taken in person or by telephone.  Quotations should be for like items, equal quantities, and at the delivered price.   

Informal Bid

Purchases $5,000 - $49,999 – Informal bid procedures will be followed on contracts for the following: 1) purchases or lease-purchases of apparatus, supplies, materials, or equipment expected to require expenditure equal to or greater than $5,000, but less than $50,000; 2) construction or repair work when expenditures of $5,000 to $100,000 are involved (G.S. 143-131).  

Formal Bid

Purchases $50,000 and above - Formal bid procedures are used for purchase or lease-purchase of apparatus, supplies, materials, or equipment expected to require expenditure equal to or greater than $50,000 and for construction or repair work requiring the estimated expenditure of $100,000 or more (G.S. 143-129).  

Current Bid Opportunities

 

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