Construction Orders

Please be reminded that construction purchase orders are not exempt from the 1.75% NC E-Procurement transaction fee. Construction orders should be treated in the same manner as other orders where goods and services are separated on two different line items. However, if the project is turn-key construction, the total cost of the project should be listed on one line and marked as a service. When advertising informal or formal competitive solicitations, please be sure to include the NC E-Procurement Language. A copy of the NC E-Procurement Language can be found on the Division of Purchase and Contract website by using the following link:
If a vendor has registered in Vendor Registration and accepted the NC E-Procurement Terms of Use, the vendor has agreed to pay the 1.75% transaction fee. Any additional questions about construction orders should be directed to the NC E-Procurement helpdesk at 888-211-7440, Option 1.
Note: Per the Division of Purchase and Contract Administrative Code, there are certain items that should be excluded from contruction/renovation purchases. The specific language of the policy has been included below for your convenience. To view the entire Administrative Code, please visit



.0701 POLICY

Every agency shall review the items being included in a construction/renovation project and remove any items that it considers are non-related to the actual construction/renovation of the building. Items that are considered commodities or just furnishings, and that would complete the project for use by the agency, shall be handled in accordance with the rules of this Chapter. Items that are usually removed for construction/renovation projects include carpet, office panel systems, food service equipment, and furniture. If an agency determines that one of these items, or any item that is normally handled as a commodity purchase, is best suited for inclusion in the construction/renovation project, the agency's justification shall be documented in writing for public record.

History Note: Authority G.S. 143-53;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Readopted Eff. February 27, 1979;
Amended Eff. April 1, 1999; February 1, 1996.