The Purchasing Division of Financial Services handles the purchasing of all goods and services for the City of Greenville. Purchases for the City are made in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. If you are a vendor and would like to be placed on the city's bid list to be notified of bid opportunities, please complete and fax the Vendor Application. If you would like to view a list of bids that are currently available, please click Current Bid Opportunities.
To receive email notification about Current Bid Opportunities, please click here.
The City of Greenville and Greenville Utilities Commission have adopted a Minority and Women Business Enterprise Plan to enhance our ability to do business with small, minority, and women-owned businesses. To view a copy of this plan, click here. If you are a minority or woman business owner and would like to become a member of the City/GUC MWBE program, please visit the MWBE Homepage to learn more about the program and how to become involved.
As of February 1, 2014, the City of Greenville has also adopted a local preference policy, providing vendors within the city of Greenville a price-matching preference for bid opportunities. To learn more about the policy and to determine if your business is eligible to participate, please view the Local Preference Policy documents, Amendment and other forms. All vendors who wish to participate in the program must complete a Bidder's Certification for Local Preference Form. To view a copy of the Eligible Local Bidder Directory, click here.
The Purchasing Division is also responsible for overseeing the disposal of the City's surplus personal property and equipment. Surplus property equipment typically includes cars, trucks, heavy equipment and miscellaneous small equipment that the City no longer needs or uses.
The City of Greenville disposes of its surplus vehicles at public auctions hosted by Greenville Auto Auction located at the 4330 Dickinson Avenue in Greenville, NC 27834. Auctions are generally held the 4th Thursday of each month at 10:30 am. The public is welcome to attend and bid on the City's vehicles. Any person or dealer desiring to bid at the auction must pre-register at the front desk of Greenville Auto Auction. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Any online or out of state dealer can register by calling Greenville Auto Auction to register at 1.800.650.AUTO (2886) or 252.355.4111. For more information, you may also visit their website: Greenville Auto Auction.
The City of Greenville uses an online auction service, GovDeals.com to dispose of other miscellaneous types of property and equipment. Items for sale can be viewed by clicking here.
To contact Purchasing, please call 252.329.4664.