UPDATE: Due to the threat of more inclement weather, the DBE workshop in Wilson that had been set for this Saturday has been rescheduled to Feb.19. Below is the updated information.
Small, women-owned and disadvantaged business owners east of Raleigh wanting to learn how to compete for state transportation contracts are invited to attend a free workshop Feb. 19 in Wilson County.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is hosting another round of informational meetings aimed at disadvantaged businesses enterprises, which include small businesses and those companies run by minorities or women. Many small businesses may not be familiar with the letting and award process and how to become prequalified as a subcontractor.
The NCDOT is looking for more companies that can perform contract work such as mowing, roadside litter pickup, snow removal, traffic control, road construction and maintenance.
The in-person workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Division 4 headquarters, 509 Ward Blvd.
Staff members from Division 4, which covers Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties, will be at the workshop to answer questions.
The department will adhere to COVID safety protocols such as social distancing and face coverings during the workshop
Any business owner or representative wishing to attend should RSVP Brandon Herring at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-640-6410.
NCDOT’s Chief Engineer’s Office and the department’s Office of Civil Rights began organizing the quarterly outreach events last year for disadvantaged business enterprises. To learn more about the disadvantaged business enterprise outreach initiative, visit this NCDOT page.