The Northland Pioneer College (NPC) Procurement Department is responsible for purchasing and contracting for all equipment, materials, supplies and services necessary for the operation of the College. The department accomplishes these objectives within the framework of the Uniform System of Accounting and Financial Reporting for Arizona Community College Districts, and District Governing Board Policies.
NPC college procedure requires that purchases of equipment, materials, supplies and services that have an estimated cost of $50,000 or more require sealed bids, competitive proposals or cooperative purchasing agreements to be utilized. Bids and proposals that have a cost of $50,000 or more also require District Governing Board approval before being awarded. NPC's Chief Financial Officer ensures compliance with all state and college bid processes.
Doing Business with NPC
The Procurement Department’s goal is to ensure that all expenditures achieve maximum value for our students and the institution by ensuring efficient, transparent and fair competitive purchasing practices. We work with suppliers to improve collaboration while promoting innovation and value.
As stewards of the public trust, we observe the highest standards of integrity, honesty and fairness. We will protect the public's assets through professional and personal conduct that is above reproach. We expect the same from our partners. For additional information see the following documents:
Request for Proposals & Bids
NPC utilizes the Public Purchase website for vendor registration and bid information and all current NPC bid opportunities can be found there. The Public Purchase system maintains the largest and most complete database of government bid opportunities in the nation. Vendors MUST register on this website in order to view the available NPC Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), invitations for bids and other purchasing opportunities.
How to register on Public Purchase
First, gather all the following information needed for the registration process. Note that it can take up to 24 hours for your account to become active. You will need to provide your:
- Legal Business Name
- W-9 tax form
- Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax License number (if applicable)
- Contact Information (Contact Name, Address, Email, Phone)
- Business Type
- Commodities (insure that all commodities you wish to be notified for are entered in Public Purchase)
You should receive an email from Public Purchase letting you know your account has been activated. Be sure to add the Public Purchase email address to your contacts to avoid any bid notification emails from being sent to your junk folder.
Material Disposition/Surplus Property
NPC works diligently to reassign surplus property to other schools and public entities within our district. Occasionally, unused or obsolete items are disposed of using the methods described in the Arizona Administrative Code, R7-2-1131 Material Management and Disposition of the Arizona Administrative Code including the use of internet-based online sales.
NPC utilizes the Public Surplus website to conduct all sales of surplus property. Surplus items are listed for a period of not less than 14 days for each internet-based auction; during this period, individuals may submit offers to purchase the specified materials.
Please contact Robert Johnson, procurement manager, at (928) 524-7695. | email
Northland Pioneer College
P.O. Box 610
102 N. First Ave.
Holbrook, AZ 86025
(928) 524-7696 | department email