Purchasing is guided by high ethical standards, we support and facilitate the acquisition of goods and services, while promoting fair and open competition to obtain the best value for the County. The Guilford County Purchasing Department’s primary purpose is to obtain the necessary commodities and services required by Guilford County Departments on a best value basis (quality, service and price). Purchasing also fulfills this purpose by dealing with every supplier in an open, above board, fair, equal, businesslike and competitive manner. The procurement procedures adhere to the North Carolina General Statutes and Guilford County Purchasing Policies. The department analyzes purchases to maximize the use of each tax dollar. Purchasing solicits bids for search bids (fax), Informal and Formal Bid Process, RFP and RFQ process by utilizing our electronic bidding Strategic Sourcing. The Purchasing Department processes and awards contracts for construction projects bidding events, price only and service contracts. It also participates in business fairs and outreach efforts to increase bidding opportunities for all vendors, and performs consulting activities for all vendors. The Department has a Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program (MWBE) and encourages and assists MWBE vendors to participate in the bidding process and addresses any questions or concerns they may have with the vendor registration and the bidding process. The new Guilford County e-Procurement System (GCePS) automates the exchange of information between the County, its suppliers and end users. Suppliers can now register online. All Purchase Orders are subject to our PO Terms and Conditions. Click here to register or login for bidding events.