When you start your application, you must select what type of vendor:
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 Bidder)
May bid on Central Let projects that can exceed $5 million. You also are granted POC and a Subcontractor status with this option.
Division-Let Contracts (Purchase Order Contractor)
May bid on Division Let projects under $5 million. You are also granted Subcontractor status with this option.
Subcontractor Works under the direction of the Prime or PO Contractor.
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.