Formal solicitations are posted on the Proposals and Bid Requests page.

Dare County operates under a decentralized purchasing system; individual departments purchase those goods and services required to effectively perform their functions. Although the County operates under a decentralized procurement system, the Purchasing Agent acts as a liaison between departments and is responsible for administering and enforcing purchasing policies and procedures. The Purchasing Agent oversees processes, and provides assistance with vendor information. The County does not maintain a vendor list. 

MINORITY OUTREACH PROGRAM

Dare County has adopted a goal of ten percent (10%) for participation by minority businesses in building projects as mandated by GS 143-128.2.

Dare County does not have a certification program for minority vendors/contractors. To obtain certification or to see a listing of certified minority and woman-owned businesses, contact the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses

COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY 

 Dare County sells surplus property via an online auction service called GovDeals. In order to find out what surplus items Dare County currently has available for auction, visit the GovDeals website, click on “Advanced Search”, and then select Dare County from the list of sellers. If Dare County is not listed, there are no surplus items currently available for auction. 

You must register with GovDeals in order to bid on an item, but you do not have to register to view items that are available.  All items are sold “as is” and Dare County reserves the right to reject any and all bids.