NCDOT seeks more participation by small disadvantage businesses

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

“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.”

The NCDOT Highway Division 8 office at 150 DOT Drive in Carthage will hold a workshop on how to be awarded contracts on June 26 from 10 a.m.-noon. Division 8 serves Moore, Chatham, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Randolf, Richmond and Scotland counties.

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

Please register for this workshop by calling Reuben Blakley at 910-773-8003 or email [email protected]

For more information, visit You can also watch a video​ about contract opportunities.

Feature photo by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.

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