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Purchasing Department

The Purchasing office is the central purchasing authority for Elizabeth City State University. We are responsible for managing the procurement process on a university-wide level, including orders and contracts to support ECSU’s educational and research initiatives. We aim to accomplish this goal as economically as possible, within acceptable standards of quality and service, while utilizing professional ethics and best business practices throughout the entire procurement process. The Purchasing department adheres to all North Carolina Statutes and sections of the Administrative Code related to procurement when executing its responsibilities. Purchasing functions include: Vikings Shoppes online ordering, Contract Management, Procurement Services, P-Card, Vendor Management and Surplus Property.


The Purchasing Card (P-Card) is issued to an employee, empowering this person to purchase goods and services on behalf of the University. This program has been established to allow rapid purchase of low dollar goods and services while simultaneously reducing paperwork and handling costs associated with the small purchase process.

Purchasing Department

240 Marion D. Thorpe Administration Building
Campus Box 915