Procurement Information for Vendors

Central Piedmont Procurement is governed and audited by the state of NC Division of Purchase and Contract. All purchases are made in accordance with the state laws of North Carolina.

Faculty and staff, please log in to Procurement's intranet page for information for employees.

Equal Opportunity

Central Piedmont Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. The college does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. In view of this policy, it is requested that all contractors, vendors, and suppliers take appropriate action to ensure compliance with current federal and state equal opportunity/affirmative action legislation.

NC E-Procurement

Central Piedmont, its vendors, and other NC Community Colleges and state agencies participate in the statewide purchasing system known as NC E-Procurement.

General Purchase Order (PO) Information

All Central Piedmont purchase orders are issued to vendors via NC E-Procurement.

  • Quantities must not exceed those shown without Procurement’s written approval.

  • Prices must not exceed those shown without Procurement's written approval.

  • No freight is to be shipped collect (COD). Free on Board (FOB) Destination only.

  • Ship and invoice each purchase order separately.

  • Shipper must show our purchase order number on all shipping cartons and manifests to insure prompt identification and payment of invoices.

  • Invoices must show our purchase order number, terms of payment, and routing.

  • Send invoices electronically on the date of shipment to, or mail invoices to:

    Accounts Payable
    Central Piedmont Community College
    PO Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

  • On all invoices subject to discount, the discount period will be calculated from the date that Accounts Payable receives a correct invoice.

  • Invoices must show all applicable NC sales tax shall be shown as a separate item. Central Piedmont is not sales tax exempt.

  • The college reserves the right to cancel orders or balances — without penalty to Central Piedmont Community College — if shipment is not received within 60 days of order date.

NC Business Invitation Delivery System (BIDS)

Central Piedmont typically receives bids through North Carolina Business Invitation Delivery System (NC BIDS), unless otherwise noted in a solicitation document. Visit the following link to learn more about NC BIDS, including vendor training videos and frequently asked questions.

BIDS info for vendors

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program

Central Piedmont’s goal is to achieve a minimum of 10% spending with historically underutilized businesses (HUB.) If you are a minority business owner but you are not recognized as a North Carolina HUB-certified business, Central Piedmont encourages you to become to a NC HUB Certified Business.

Become a Certified North Carolina Historically Underutilized Business

Procurement Information for Central Piedmont Employees