Procurement Services
Supplier / Vendor Help

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Purchasing Department posts its bid opportunities on two state supported purchasing systems. Companies interested in receiving bid notifications should register their company in both systems. Both systems transmit purchasing, contract, bid data, electronic bid notifications (via email) and bid opportunities electronically (via personal computer).

Register for the "Interactive Purchasing System" in Vendor Link NC

Register for E-Procurement Vendor Registration (may take several minutes to load)

Sales and Use Taxes

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (CMBOE) is not tax exempt and is required to pay sales tax on tangible personal property used for storage, use, or consumption. The sales tax rate in Mecklenburg County NC is 7.25% (4.75% state, 2.00% N.C. County, .5% Mecklenburg County, NC).

Vendors must include the 7.25% sales tax on a separate line of their invoices. Out-of-state vendors are not required to collect North Carolina or MecklenburgCounty sales tax unless the vendor is registered with the Department of Revenue to collect and remit sales and use tax to the State.

By state statute, certain items purchased from suppliers are exempt from sales and use tax or have a different State tax rate. Please refer to the North Carolina Department of Revenue at for a list of exempt items and special sales and use tax rates.
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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