From contracting with local, state and federal governments to contracting with major corporations in the private sector, there are many opportunities to do business in the Charlotte region. Explore the below resources to learn about opportunities that may exist for you and your business.
LOCAL CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
STATE CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
Find local and state contracting opportunities on NC IPS.
View current bids and learn more about SBE and DBE programs.
Publicize your company to state agencies, universities, community colleges, and public schools.
Provides suppliers with increased access to markets, a single point of access for state government organizations, eQuote, and increased order accuracy through receipt of electronic orders .
FEDERAL CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
Search more than 20,000 active federal opportunities.
Find information on federal opportunities, vendor support, marketing to the U.S. government and more.
Federal green business opportunities and set-asides for small businesses.
Learn more about contracting opportunities, register your business, apply for HUBZone status and much more.
A free website that consolidates Federal procurement systems, including a database that collects, validates, stores and disseminates information to government agencies as a way to let them know which companies are selling the services and products they may need.
Matches N.C. businesses to government contracts and government purchasers to N.C. suppliers. Businesses can register, post, search and receive opportunities.
PRIVATE SECTOR SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
In addition to the below corporate contacts, firms seeking to increase their opportunity to participate in private-sector procurement should explore the benefits of private-sector certification programs.
A new initiative by major corporations to help small businesses connect to large corporations. Watch the Video.
Depending upon the area of government that you want to do business (local, state, federal), there are key government databases in which you should register your business.
All vendors doing business with the City must first be registered.
Provides suppliers with increased access to markets, a single point of access for North Carolina government organizations, a faster and more efficient method for quoting (eQuote), and increased order accuracy through receipt of electronic orders.
Publicize your company to state agencies, universities, community colleges, and public schools seeking a wide range of products and services.
A free website that consolidates federal procurement systems, including a database that collects, validates, stores and disseminates information to government agencies as a way to let them know which companies are selling the services and products they may need.
RESOURCES TO HELP IDENTIFY & BID ON CONTRACTS
There are a number of FREE services that can help prepare you for government contracting.
Assistance with completing certification documentation, identifying bid opportunities, understanding solicitation requirements, reviewing bids & proposals, and much more.
Helps N.C. firms with responding to federal solicitations, financing for government contracting and more.
Resources to help women-owned businesses find and bid on federal government contracting opportunities.
General business and federal contracting assistance for veteran-owned businesses.
It’s not uncommon for businesses, and particularly those in the construction field, to need some form of surety bond in order to receive government and other contracts. Learn more.
The Institute offers, among other things, free seminars on “How to Do Business with City and County Government” and “Responding to RFPs and RFQs.” These seminars can help you get an insider’s look at what it takes to win a significant contract and successfully compete in the bidding process.
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