• Prequalification

    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 information and qualifications are listed in the Department's Directory of Firms as prequalified.

    Using our online Prequalification application is a three (3) part process.

    1) Acquire NCID.

    • You must have a business NCID to prequalify using our online application.
    • We recommend you change your NCID password annually. 

    2) Register NCID and Tax ID with us.

    3) Fill out application online.​

    Your company must also be registered in good standing with the Secretary of State. You can search for your firm's name here.​

  • Types of Vendors

    There are two types of vendors that do business with NCDOT:
    Contractors -- perform construction or maintenance on transportation facilities, including highways, airports, ferries, etc,

    Central-Let Contracts (Prime) May bid on Central Let projects that can exceed $5 million.

    Division-L​et Contracts (POC) May bid on Division Let projects under $5 million.

    Subcontractor ​​​ May work under a Prime or POC and work on (SBE) contracts.

    Private Engineering Firms (PEF) -- perform services such as engineering design, research, studies, etc.
    Private Engineering Firms (PEF) May submit Letter of Interest (LOI) for advertisements.


    Note: Small Business Enterprise contracts do not require prequalification, but do require SBE certification to bid.
    For more information: SBE certification guidelines.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ ​Delegated Administration Portal

​This portal facilitates access to contract-specific project documentation as contracts are awarded, planned, executed, managed, and closed out. 

To register your organization or to learn more about Delegated Administration, please visit Delegated User Administration.

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