• Prequalification Steps - Subcontractor

    As a subcontractor, you must be prequalified before you can perform work on a project. General contractors (Prequalified Bidders and POC Primes) who are currently prequalified can also do work for NCDOT as a subcontractor and do not need to go through the subcontractor approval process.


    Why is prequalification necessary?

    Prequalification is necessary to ensure that you have sufficient ability and experience to do the work specified in NCDOT contracts. Only bids from prequalified bidders can be accepted when a contract is advertised.  However, subcontractors must be prequalified prior to starting work. 

    Once your firm is approved, its name will show up in the Department's Directory of Firms as a subcontractor.


    Prequalification — Step One

     There are two ways to currently apply for initial prequalification:
    Online - To apply for prequalification, you will need to obtain an North Carolina Identity Management (NCID) user ID. If you do not have and NCID account, go to the NCID Web Site and select the Business Account option for new user account type.
    Paper - You can apply for prequalification by sending in a form. Download the form from this link:
    Prequalification — Online Option
    If you selected the Online application, you will next need to have your NCID User ID approved. To do so, please list the following information on your company's letterhead:
    • NCID User ID
    • Your name
    • Contact phone number
    • Contact e-mail
    • Company/Business name
    • Tax ID for the company or business you wish to access
    • Name, title and signature of an officer of the firm

    Send that information to:

    NCDOT Contractual Services Unit
    Attn:  Phyllis Scudder
    1509 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1509
    You can also fax your request to (919) 250-4127.
    If you have any prequalification-related questions, please Contact Us.
    Prequalification — Online Option - Continued
    Once your NCID User ID has been approved, go to the Online Prequalification System and login to complete your application.
    Click on "Look Up" to search for your firm. When you find it, click on it and then select what type of application you wish to complete. Click "Next" and complete the information on your screen.
    Renewal and Requalification
    Once your company is prequalified, it is not considered prequalified indefinitely. You must renew each year and requalify every third year. The purpose of the annual renewal is to make sure NCDOT has a current Safety Index and address on file.
    Firms may complete the renewal and requalification forms online by using the Online Prequalification System or complete paper copies listed below:

    Next Steps After Prequailifed

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