/ Contracting Services

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 resources below to learn about opportunities that may exist for you and your business.

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The SBTDC offers free contracting assistance for your business with help from a Procurement Counselor (PTAC). Contact the Charlotte SBTDC office to make an appointment today!

The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte helps women-owned businesses with government contracting by offering technical, hands-on assistance for certifications and bidding opportunities. Here are a few of the other ways the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina can help you navigate through contracts:

  • They are partnered with the Small Business Administration (SBA), Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program, North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC), and other certifying agencies and certification assistance programs to help their clients succeed.
  • They support, attend, and exhibit at procurement events such as Marketplace, a reverse trade show for businesses.
  • They perform business matchmaking with government agencies such as the State HUB office and other states, federal and local coordinators.
  • They provide opportunity referrals for private industries and governments.
  • They offer several training sessions throughout the year that focus on SBE, DBE, M/WSBE, WOSB, VOSB Certification.

Contact the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina; connect with the individuals and resources you need to learn everything you ever wanted to know about contracting in Charlotte

Opportunity comes to those who are prepared! Find current contracting opportunities offered by Mecklenburg County at the North Carolina Interactive Purchasing System (NC IPS) website. View all Mecklenburg County Bids here!

The City of Charlotte offers a variety of opportunities for entrepreneurs like you to work with the City. Find local contracting opportunities with the City of Charlotte here!

Charlotte Business INClusion

The Charlotte Business INClusion (CBI) Program is a goal-based, good faith efforts program focused on financial spend, customer service, internal operational efficiency, organizational capacity and community economic impact. It seeks to enhance competition and participation of MWSBEs in City contracting. Begin your MWSBE certification now, or browse the current contracting opportunities available in Charlotte!


EarlyBird is a City of Charlotte application, presenting a comprehensive list of active and in-development opportunities to help business owners navigate and participate in contract opportunities across al City of Charlotte departments. Browse opportunities available in Charlotte!


Self-Help Credit Union works with qualified service providers, including residential contractors, property management sub-contractors, architects and engineers. If you are a contractor, click here for more information or to get on their vendor list!

If you want to do business with the City of Charlotte, you need to be registered as a Vendor. From there, the City of Charlotte will share your information, services and products with departments around the city. Ready to do business with the City? Register to be a Vendor now!

Charlotte Business INClusion

The City of Charlotte’s CBI Program encourages MWSBE’s participation in City contracting, promotes Charlotte Regional Area small business participation and opens the door to greater prospects and competition among certified MWSBE firms. Register as a vendor here!

MECKProcure Vendor Self-Service is the vendor gateway to doing business with the County. Once registered, vendors can respond to County business opportunities, view purchase orders and research payment information. Check out our site for vendor resources and instructions on how to register as a vendor with Mecklenburg County!

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