Prequalification is necessary to ensure that a vendor has sufficient ability and experience to do the work specified on NCDOT contracts. Once prequalified, the vendors name will show up in the Department's
Directory of Firms as prequalified.
You must have a business NCID to prequalify using our online application. To acquire a new business NCID, please follow the instructions on
There are two types of vendors that do business with NCDOT:
Contractors -- perform construction or maintenance on transportation facilities, including highways, airports, ferries, etc,
Private Engineering Firms (PEF) -- perform services such as engineering design, research, studies, etc.
Central-Let Contracts (Prime)
May bid on Central Let projects that can exceed $5 million.
Division-Let Contracts (POC)
May bid on Division Let projects under $5 million.
May work under a Prime or POC and work on (SBE) contracts.
Private Engineering Firms (PEF)
May submit Letter of Interest (LOI) for advertisements.
Small Business Enterprise contracts do not require prequalification, but do require SBE certification to bid.
For more information:
SBE certification guidelines.