It is the intent of Rockingham County Purchasing to make Vendor-County relations pleasant, professional and profitable for both the vendor and the County. The purpose of the Purchasing Office is to maintain continuity of services and supplies to the various County departments by purchasing at the lowest cost consistent with the quality and quantity required.
The Purchasing staff is committed to the following:
To conduct all purchasing activities according to the N.C. General Statues and County Code.
To conduct all purchasing activities in such a manner as to develop and maintain good public, vendor and internal relationships.
To encourage fair and open competition by legitimate and ethical means.
To maintain the integrity of the Purchasing Office at all times, keep free from any personal obligations to vendors, and respect their confidence.
To respect departmental authority at all times and not use it for private and advantage or gain.
To promote the goodwill of the Purchasing Office at all times.
All companies are encouraged to pursue opportunities with Rockingham County. Vendors and sales representatives are invited to call on Purchasing Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. An appointment prior to arrival is strongly encouraged.
DOING BUSINESS WITH ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
For information about doing business with Rockingham County, please see our Vendor's Guide. To register as a vendor, submit the vendor application to the Purchasing Office.
A Vendor's Guide
Vendor Application (PDF)
A completed vendor application does not entitle a vendor to any particular solicitation nor does it guarantee that your company will receive notification of bids. It is the potential bidder's responsibility to periodically check the website and make contact with the Purchasing Office.
Current Bids/RFP's are posted HERE.
BID/RFP Email Notification
To receive an email notification when a new Bid/RFP advertisement is posted online, vendors may register HERE.
It is the policy of the County of Rockingham to: (1) provide minorities equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the County contracting and purchasing program, including but not limited to, participation in procurement contracts, professional and other services contracts, and construction contracts; (2) prohibit discrimination against any person or business in pursuit of these opportunities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin, and to conduct its contracting and purchasing programs so as to prevent any discrimination and to resolve all claims of such discrimination. It is the intent of this plan to widen opportunities for participation, increase competition and to ensure the proper and diligent use of public funds.
This policy is not intended in any manner to require that contracts be awarded to anyone other than the lowest responsible bidder, not to supersede the requirement of any federal, state or local laws and rules, regulations and policies adopted pursuant thereto.
To obtain certification or to see a listing of certified minority and woman-owned businesses, contact the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses.