electronic Vendor Portal (eVP)

Vendors wishing to register to receive purchase orders from the state of North Carolina should complete the registration process through the NC electronic Vendor Portal (eVP). This registration allows companies to receive purchase orders from State Entities using the NC E-Procurement System.

Vendors wishing to receive North Carolina procurements email notifications of bidding opportunities through the Interactive Purchasing System (IPS), should be registered in NC eVP. IPS advertises solicitations from all state agencies, community colleges, universities, public schools and some local governments. Vendors should complete the registration process through the NC electronic Vendor Portal (eVP). Vendors will be able to designate contacts to receive these notifications, as well as Commodity and Construction Codes to indicate the type of procurement opportunities for which they would like to be notified. Vendors can still navigate directly to the IPS website to search for and view available bids.

Certification as a HUB vendor provides greater exposure for business opportunities in state procurement and contracting. The names of HUB firms are listed in the Vendor Link and electronic Vendor Portal which are both widely used by state agencies, universities, community colleges, local schools, local governments and institutions and the public to locate historically underutilized businesses for goods, services and construction. Vendors must request certification through the electronic Vendor Portal if they wish to be certified as a Historically Underutilized Business with the State of North Carolina. To request HUB certification, a vendor must also register for IPS.

If there are any questions, please contact the NC eVP Help Desk at 888-211-7440, option 2, or vendor@nc.gov.