How to Do Business With Onslow County
It is the intent of Onslow County Purchasing to make vendor-county relationships pleasant, professional and profitable for both the vendor and the County. The purpose of the Purchasing Department 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.
Prospective vendors who wish to do business with the County should be financially sound and able to perform fully to all specifications, delivery requirements, services, and other stipulations required by the County.
Vendors are encouraged to send a catalog or other listing of products and services offered. If the vendor feels a need to make personal contact with the Purchasing Department, vendors are invited to call the Purchasing Department, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. An appointment prior to arrival is strongly encouraged.
Gifts & Favors from Vendors
It is unlawful for any vendor who has a current contract with a government agency, has performed under such a contract within the past year, or anticipates bidding on such a contract in the future to give gifts or favors to any employee of a governmental agency who is charged with preparing plans, specifications, awarding or administering public contracts, or inspecting or supervising construction.
It is also unlawful for a governmental employee to willfully receive or accept such gifts or favors. Such circumstances are set forth in N.C.G.S. 133-32 and include honorariums for participation in meetings, items of nominal value, meals and banquets, or customary gifts of favors based on friendship or a family relationship. Vendors are expected to abide by these laws and policies as well as our local policy.