North Dakota State Procurement Office
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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