Who can purchase Correction Enterprises' products?

Correction Enterprises can sell its products and services to the following:

  • 501(c)(3)Non-profit organizations (501(c)(3) status is verified)
  • Taxpayer-supported agencies (This includes all city, county, state, and federal agencies.)
  • Contractors working on state funded projects within the state of NC (Products/Materials must be purchased for verified state contracts only.)
  • State or local government employees and retirees of North Carolina

If you have any questions about purchase eligibility, please call our Customer Service Department toll-free at (800)241-0124 or in Raleigh at (919)716-3600

Additional Information

State of Preferential Procurement from Enterprises and Exemption from Competitive Bidding

North Carolina General Statute '148-134 declares that state agencies will give preference for Division of Adult Correction of the Department of Public Safety products. The statute also exempts Department of Public Safety from the competitive bidding process.

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute '148-134 "All departments, institutions, and agencies of this State that are supported in whole or in part by the State shall give preference to Correction Enterprises products in purchasing articles, products, and commodities that these departments, institutions, and agencies require and that are manufactured or produced within the State prison system and offered for sale to them by Correction Enterprises. No article or commodity available from Correction Enterprises shall be purchased by any State department, institution, or agency from any other source unless the prison product does not meet the standard specifications and the reasonable requirements of the department, institution, or agency as determined by the Secretary of Administration or the requisition cannot be complied with because of an insufficient supply of the articles or commodities required. The provisions of Article 3 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes respecting contracting for the purchase of all supplies, materials, and equipment required by the State government or any of its departments, institutions, or agencies under competitive bidding shall not apply to articles or commodities available from Correction Enterprises..."

Quality & Price Policy

Correction Enterprises is legally required by the provisions of G.S. '148-134, ..."to keep the price of such articles or commodities substantially in accord with that paid by governmental agencies for similar articles and commodities of equivalent quality."