Vendor Searches
Click ‘Public Vendor Search’ from the menu to the left.¬†This will bring up a pop-up window in which users can search a database of all registered vendors.
There are several ¬†filters available by which vendors may be searched on the NC E-Procurement Public Vendor Search page. These include ‘Vendor Name,’ ‘Location Name,’ ‘Tax ID,’ ‘Commodity Code,’ and ‘Construction Code.’
The Public Vendor Search uses fuzzy search capabalities, meaning that vendors who's name does not exactly match your search query, will also return. This is helpful in case of any mispellings in the vendor name.
Vendors often register a primary company name but have associated locations with differing names. These locations can be difficult to locate when searching by company name alone. Using the 'Location Name' field instead of the 'Vendor Name' field within Registered Vendor Search will allow users to search for these location names that may be registered under a primary account.
When searching based on a vendor’s federal tax ID number, be sure to not to include any dashes or spaces when entering the federal tax ID number into the ‘Tax ID’ search. Additionally, entering a percent symbol (%) at the beginning of the federal tax ID number can help pull back multiple vendor profiles that exist for the same federal tax ID number.
If a user wishes to search for registered vendors that may provide the goods or services they wish to purchase, the ‘Commodity Code’ field may be used to search for vendors that have designated they provide those goods or services. Likewise, the ‘Construction Code’ field may also be used for vendors that provide goods or services that relate to construction.
Commodity Code Vendor Search

Note: The Public Vendor Search is different from searching for vendors within the State Term Contract Catalog Search, also found on the menu on the NC E-Procurement web site. The catalog search only lists those vendors that have been awarded a State of North Carolina term contract. If a user cannot find a vendor within the catalog search, check the Registered Vendor Search listed above. For those vendors not listed in the catalog, the user will need to create a non-catalog item to make purchases.