The Purchasing Division of the Finance Department is responsible for providing centralized procurement services and warehouse operations to effectively support the City organization in compliance with state and local regulations. The Purchasing Office is located at 331 South Franklin on the 4th floor of the Frederick Turnage Administrative Complex. Office hours are 8:30 am through 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.


The City formal bid solicitations are advertised here and in area newspapers. Find open bids here.


Vendors may register and find related materials here.

Candice Kirtz, Purchasing Manager

Contact the Purchasing Office:
  • Candice Kirtz - Purchasing Manager, 252-972-1228
    Manages all Purchasing Office functions for both formal and informal bids and processes them according to N.C.G.S. requirements, MWBE Policy and Procedures and Bid Specifications for award.

  • Ramona Plemmer - Purchasing Technician, 252-972-1226
    Receives and formats bid specifications for the formal bid process for all City Departments ensuring bid advertisements are publicized and that potential bidders receive the bid specifications as requested.

  • Debra Harris - Purchasing Clerk,  252-972-1227
    Acts as a liaison on informal purchases for the following departments: Finance, Human Relations, Parks and Recreation, City Manager's Office, and Energy Resources.

  • Kelly Davis - Purchasing Clerk, 252-972-1229
    Acts as the liaison on informal purchases for the following departments: Fire, Police, Human Resources, Development Services, Public Works, and Water Resources.