North Carolina executive branch state agencies and the N.C. Department of Information Technology follow a 10-step IT procurement process and use the NC eProcurement Sourcing Tool to develop and conduct solicitations for IT goods and services. The sourcing tool allows for state agencies and vendors to exchange information electronically.

The streamlined IT procurement process that is enabled by the sourcing tool reduces the overall procurement cycle time, increases visibility to status of active IT procurements, improves the quality of solicitation documents and ensures compliance to applicable statutes and rules.

Below is training on the IT procurement process, as well as training for common user roles.

General IT Procurement Process Training

Role-Based IT Procurement Process Training

Click on a tab below to view training related to a specific user role in the NC eProcurement Sourcing Tool.

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Agency Business Role

Agency Business users identify and communicate the business need for IT goods and services, and then work with Agency Procurement users and NCDIT to develop and execute the appropriate approach to select the best-value vendor solution.

Available Training Materials

Upcoming Training Materials

Check back soon for additional training on these topics:

  • IT Procurement Process Overview
  • Determining an IT Project
  • Completing a Privacy Threshold Analysis
  • Submitting an IT Procurement Intake Form
  • NCDIT Exceptions Request Process
  • How to Evaluate Vendor Responses

Agency Procurement Role

Agency Procurement users guide Agency Business users through the IT procurement process to develop and execute the appropriate approach to select the best-value vendor solution to meet the identified IT business needs.

Available Training Materials

Upcoming Training Materials

Check back soon for additional training on these topics:

  • IT Procurement Process Overview
  • How to Develop Effective Solicitations
  • How to Evaluate Vendor Responses & Seek Clarifications
  • N.C. Procurement Statutes, Administrative Codes & Terms and Conditions
  • Finding & Using Statewide IT Term Contracts
  • NCDIT Exceptions Request Process
  • Determining an IT Project

NCDIT Reviewer Role

NCDIT Reviewer users review and approve agency-developed IT solicitations and submitted leading vendor proposals and award recommendations to ensure compliance with applicable Statutes and standards (e.g., security, architecture). 

Available Training Materials

Upcoming Training Materials

Check back soon for additional training on these topics:

  • IT Procurement Process Overview
  • NCDIT Exceptions Request Process