Meeting for firms interested in work on department projects
The N.C. Department of Transportation
is hosting an outreach meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Goldsboro for Small Business Enterprises and Historically Underutilized Businesses interested in subcontracting opportunities with the department on upcoming transportation projects in eastern North Carolina. Because Governor Perdue's number one priority is creating jobs, she is encouraging SBEs and HUBs to attend this meeting, as it will be a prime opportunity for these businesses to develop partnerships with the department that can potentially lead to jobs on future transportation projects. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the WLC 161 Seminar Room at Wayne County Community College, located at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive. The department is seeking SBEs and HUBs that specialize in activities such as hauling and trucking, clearing and grubbing, incidental concrete construction and masonry, guarding and fencing, erosion control and other highway-related trades for future projects. SBEs and HUBs will have the opportunity to meet with staff from the department's eastern transportation divisions, the Small Business Enterprise program coordinator and certification specialist, as well as the Historically Underutilized Business coordinator. A Small Business Enterprise is certified by NCDOT and has an annual gross income of up to $1.5 million, excluding materials. A Historically Underutilized Business is certified by the N.C. Department of Administration HUB Office as one that is at least 51 percent minority- or disabled- owned and operated. For more information, contact NCDOT Business Development Specialist Thomas Burt at (919) 508-1884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.