NC eProcurement is a single, enterprise-wide, web-based eProcurement system that offers electronic purchase order processing and enhanced administrative functions to buyers and suppliers, resulting in operational efficiencies, cost savings, and strategic procurement information.
NC eProcurement provides an innovative, cost-saving, and efficient method of purchasing. NC eProcurement allows over 150 government entities to aggregate their purchases to obtain better prices from suppliers. Electronic state term contract catalogs reduce the time to create a requisition by automatically pre-populating required information, including price. Additionally, NC eProcurement allows greater visibility into statewide procurement information, allowing the State to negotiate better term contract savings.
State agencies, K-12 schools, community colleges, and local governments, including counties and municipalities, are able to participate. This provides great opportunities for leveraged purchasing and will enable small entities to obtain savings.
NC eProcurement provides vendors with increased access to markets without additional supplier marketing efforts, a single point of access for a statewide audience of public sector buyers, including state agencies, public schools, institutions and hospitals, local governments, community colleges and more, and increased order accuracy through receipt of electronic orders with a consistent purchase order format. Overall, NC eProcurement can help vendors realize processing, marketing, and administrative cost savings.
There is a transaction fee of 1.75% on purchase orders issued through NC eProcurement for goods only. This fee is applied once the supplier receives payment from a buying entity on an order issued. There is no registration fee or annual fee to participate.
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The transaction fee supports the development and ongoing operations of NC eProcurement. These operations are comprised of development and execution of training required for both buyers and suppliers, and the ongoing maintenance and services needed to sustain NC eProcurement.
In a collaborative effort, North Carolina's Department of Administration, the Office of the State Controller, and the Department of Information Technology sponsored the implementation of the NC eProcurement purchasing system.
A collaboration request is an electronic request for quote that is submitted from a buyer to a supplier. This feature enables suppliers to respond to a request for quote directly through the Ariba Network, eliminating the need to maintain a separate supplier account for quote requests.
Suppliers will receive an email notification to alert them to new collaboration requests. You will need to create or log in to an existing Ariba Network account to view and respond to the request. Once an account is created, collaboration requests will be accessible through the "Collaboration Requests" tile in your Ariba Network account.
Email notifications for collaboration requests will be sent to the Order From contact specified in eVP until an Ariba Network account is created. Additional email notifications can be configured within your Ariba Network account.
The Ariba Network is a web-based platform that serves as a connection point for buyers and suppliers. Suppliers can log in to the Ariba Network to view purchase orders, respond to electronic requests for quote, participate in Sourcing Events, and collaborate with buyers on contract documents.
The Ariba Network offers two types of account:
- Standard - A free account that allows for collaboration on contract documents and electronic quote requests, as well as participation in Sourcing Events.
- Enterprise - A subscription-based account that provides more advanced commerce capabilities such as ERP integration. For additional information, please visit the
No. Purchase orders will be emailed to your company through the Ariba Network using the Order From email address specified on your eVP account. Your company can choose to create an Ariba Network account, either the free Standard account or Enterprise account, or continue to receive purchase orders via email.
Yes, your company will need an Ariba Network account to view and respond to collaboration requests. Both Standard (free) and Enterprise accounts allow for supplier collaboration.