Accounting Services

State B.I.D.S. System

All university bids are required to go out over the Internet via the state B.I.D.S. program. Only registered vendors may access the system and submit bids. To access the page, register and submit bids, go to To access bids information, vendors must download Acrobat Reader from the icon provided in the document.

All bids submitted to any university purchasing department must include the Vendor Signature Form (Venform. PDF) and the Small Business Form (Smbus.PDF). These forms can be opened and printed by selecting the appropriate icons at the bottom of the first page once you have registered. Often times, the Purchasing - Food Services department will also require vendors to include an additional vendor agreement form, found within the bid.

For help with Acrobat Reader or other computer operations associated with the B.I.D.S. system, as well as for general information, call the state help desk at (303) 894-2309. For help with food and food service/equipment bids for UNC only, call Marlene Olin, Purchasing Agent, Purchasing - Food Services at (970) 351-2793. For general purchasing information and regulations contact the UNC purchasing office at (970) 351-2287 or the Purchasing Website.