Employees may submit purchase orders for approval by their supervisor and senior administrators when budgeted funds are available.

1. Before submitting your purchase order for possible approval, first verify whether the item is on a NC State Contract by using the following link: Statewide Term Contracts

2. If the item is not on a term contract, visit the NC E-procurement site to search for a registered vendor. Access the search link here: Registered Vendor Search

3. If you cannot find a registered vendor, locate other vendors using the guidelines published by the Business Office for the price category of the item you are purchasing.

4. For assistance, contact Sharon Tipton in the Business Office at 828-652-0625.