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14th Floor State Capitol Tower
600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 012
Bismarck, ND 58505-0310

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Bidder Registration
701-328-2740 - Phone
701-328-1615 - Fax

Frequently Asked Questions


What is SPO?
SPO is the acronym for State Procurement Online. SPO was implemented by the State Procurement Office, a division of Central Services Division, Office of Management & Budget for the State of North Dakota.
What is the purpose of SPO?
SPO gives businesses the ability to register as a bidder and maintain their information (e-mail addresses, fax numbers, mailing address, etc.).
SPO serves as a single-source website for bidders to check bid opportunities with the State of North Dakota Executive Branch agencies, as well as other participating entities.
SPO provides information on the rules and regulations governing North Dakota state purchasing.
SPO posts schedules for North Dakota agency staff trainings including Procurement Level 1, 2, and 3 Certification training and PeopleSoft training.
What are Commodity Codes?
SPO uses the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) codes for identifying the product or service purchased. In government procurement commodity codes include products and services. North Dakota procurement officers have the authority to choose one or several commodity codes when issuing a solicitation for products or services.
How do I find out about bidding opportunities for my business?
SPO posts bid solicitations for contract opportunities with the State of North Dakota Executive Branch agencies. From the homepage www.nd.gov/spo, click on Bids and Contracts and Bidder Services listed on the left side panel.
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