Bidder (Prime Contractor)
– These contractors can bid on centrally let contracts (those let out of Raleigh) as well as division-let (those let out of a local division office) purchase order contracts (POCs) within the constraints of the limitations provided by bonding limits and/or their contractor's license. Bidders may also subcontract on any of the above contracts. The one limitation to bidders is that without a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification, they cannot pursue SBE POCs let by the divisions. This would apply also to subcontractors.Subcontractor
– These contractors can subcontract on centrally let contracts, as well as POCs.Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Contractor
– These contractors must be SBE-certified. This is a self-certification process. They must be certified prior to bid opening. They can have the status of bidder or subcontractor, but it is not necessary. They can bid on any purchase order contract that is advertised as a SBE contract. View SBE guidelines
For further information, contact Mickey Biedell, P.E., at (919) 707-4803.