NCDOT Hosting Workshop To Help Small, Disadvantaged Businesses Compete For Contracts

NCDOT Hosting Workshop To Help Small, Disadvantaged Businesses Compete For Contracts

The N.C. Department of Transportation is encouraging disadvantaged businesses to compete for state transportation contracts.

Starting in June, NCDOT’s Division of Highways in partnership with its Office of Civil Rights will host in-person, outreach events in all 14 highway divisions to educate disadvantaged business owners, or DBEs, about how to do business with the NCDOT. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) owners include small, minority-owned and woman-owned businesses.

“Our agency advertises and awards numerous contracts for projects big and small each year, but often many of these businesses may not be aware of how to work with our agency,” said state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette. “Each project is an opportunity to encourage small and disadvantaged business participation, and to provide those businesses access to compete on NCDOT contracts.”

NCDOT awards contracts in many areas including mowing, litter pickup, landscaping, snow and ice removal, traffic control, painting, striping, and road construction.

During the outreach events, highway division staff will be on hand to discuss the types of contracts, advertisements for upcoming projects, as well as letting and award processes.

The outreach event for Division 4, which includes Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties, will be held from 10 a.m.-noon June 26 at the following location:

Highway Division 4 Office
509 Ward Blvd.
Wilson, N.C.

NCDOT is requesting that DBEs RSVP if they would like to attend the event.

To RSVP for the Division 4 event, contact Brandon Herring at [email protected] or 919-868-8953.

For more information, visit the NCDOT webpage devoted to this initiative and watch a video about contract opportunities.