Procurement Services
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BUSINESS NEWS

GovExecProcurement.com Online review of procurement news sources and overview of the week's top government procurement stories.

ELECTRONIC SHOPPING AGENTS

My Simon Electronic shopper - provides price comparisons on products in several categories
Roboshopper Electronic shopping agent

Indices

Consumer Price Index Bureau of Labor Statistics data
Producer Price Index Bureau of Labor Statistics data

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Universal Currency Converter Currency Conversion Calculations

PRODUCT/COMPANY SOURCE LOCATORS

Thomas Register Search for Manufacturers of products
BizWeb Links to company web sites by category of goods and services they provide
Sweet's Group Search for sources for construction/building materials & supplies
Power Sourcing The Industrial Resource Network
SBA Pro-Net Search database of over 171,000 small, disadvantaged, minority, or women-owned businesses.
ABX Pricetracker Online Athletic product and price directory

Professional

N.A.P.M. National Association of Purchasing Management
N.I.G.P. National Institute of Governmental Purchasing
C.A.G.P. Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing
N.A.E.B. National Association of Educational Buyers
N.P.I. National Purchasing Institute

Reference

Webopedia Encyclopedia of World Wide Web words and phrases
U.O.M Dictionary of units of measure

Scam Alerts

National Fraud Information Center Help reports on frauds and scams
BBB Better Business Bureau
Toner Scams Help report on toner scams

Search Tools

Buyer's Index Search engine for savvy shoppers
Zip Code Directory USPS Zip code finder

Shipping Information

Federal Express Trace shipments
United Parcel Service Trace shipments
Airborne Express Trace shipments
United States Postal Service Zip code finder and more

State Level

N.C. Division of Purchase and Contract State contracts and related information
N.C. Correction Enterprises Products listing
HUB Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses