Doing Business with NC State

NC State University conducts purchasing in accordance with state laws of North Carolina.  Suppliers interested in establishing a good business relationship with the University are encouraged to read our supplier guidelines.

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program

In support of supplier diversity, NC State is actively cultivating business relationships with historically underutilized businesses (HUB). This program is intended to stimulate the economic development of minority, women-owned, and physically disabled businesses. University departments are encouraged to seek out suppliers who have obtained HUB certification status with the NC Department of Administration (DOA) HUB Office. The HUB business directory is maintained by the Division of Purchase and Contract. Learn more about the benefits of participating in the HUB program.

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Supplier Insurance Requirements and Coverage

Providing and maintaining adequate insurance coverage is a material obligation of any supplier performing work for the university. All such insurance shall meet all laws of the State of North Carolina. Such insurance coverage shall be obtained from companies that are authorized to provide such coverage and that are authorized by the Commissioner of Insurance to do business in North Carolina. The supplier shall at all times comply with the terms of such insurance policies, and all requirements of the insurer under any such insurance policies, except as they may conflict with existing North Carolina laws. The limits of coverage under each insurance policy maintained by the contractor shall not be interpreted as limiting the supplier’s liability and obligations for work performed for the university.


During the term of any work provided for NC State University, the supplier shall, at its sole cost and expense, provide commercial insurance of such type and with such terms and limits as may be reasonably associated with the contract. As a minimum, the contractor shall provide and maintain the following coverage and limits:

a. Worker’s Compensation – The contractor shall provide and maintain worker’s compensation insurance, as required by the laws of North Carolina, as well as employer’s liability coverage with minimum limits of $1,000,000.00, covering all of the contractor’s employees who are engaged in any work under the contract. If any work is subcontracted, the contractor shall require the subcontractor to provide the same coverage for any of its employees engaged in any work under the contract.

b. Commercial General Liability – General liability coverage on a comprehensive broad form on an occurrence basis in the minimum amount of $1,000,000.00 combined single limit. (Defense cost shall be in excess of the limit of liability.

c. Automobile – Automobile liability insurance, to include liability coverage, covering all owned, hired and non-owned vehicles, used in connection with the contract. The minimum combined single limit shall be $1,000,000.00 bodily injury and property damage; $1,000,000.00 uninsured/under insured motorist; and $1,000.00 medical payment.

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Terms and Conditions (for NCSU Request for Quotations)

General Contract Terms and Conditions For Commodity Purchases

General with EO50

Lease Purchase

Rental Terms & Conditions

Charter Bus

Contractual and Consultant Services


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Posting of Bids

NC State University bids are posted using the Interactive Purchasing System (IPS), which is managed by the State of North Carolina, Division of Purchase and Contract. This online system is designed to electronically notify registered suppliers of opportunities for their specified commodities. Only registered suppliers will receive notification of request for quote or request for proposal opportunities. To register for automatic electronic notification, please use Vendor Link NC. Suppliers may also routinely check the same site for a listing of opportunities from NC State University and other state agencies. Anyone can search the IPS site, but only those suppliers registered will receive automatic electronic notification.

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