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NC OpenBook


Created by Executive Order No. 4, signed by Governor Bev Perdue on her first day in office, NC OpenBook is part of her effort to bring more transparency and accountability to state government in North Carolina.

Government information should be available to everyone. North Carolinians have a right to know how their government is operating, and NC OpenBook is intended to save taxpayer dollars by shining more light on government contracts, grants and assistance programs.

This site is developed and maintained by the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) with substantial help from the Department of Administration (DOA), the Office of the State Controller (OSC), and the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS).

NC OpenBook currently includes a searchable database of state contracts, and grant disbursements from grants and assistance programs. The Office of State Budget and Management works with state agencies to connect various reporting systems and standardize data inputs to provide more data transparency.

NC OpenBook features:


The searchable databases of awarded bids, purchase orders, and agency payments including vendor information, the size of the award, and contact information for that particular contract also included are purchase orders by line item and state payments. Contracts information is updated monthly.


The searchable grants database contains information about the grant programs, grant recipients, amount of disbursements, and contact information for the particular grant. Grants information is now available in real-time.