Contracting

Durham has a number of contracting opportunities with both public and private enterprises.  Learn more about ways to contract with local, state and federal governments as well as private companies.

City Contracting

Use the following link to look at open bids for contract work in the City of Durham: 


State Contracting

Use this website to find open bids for contract work in the State of North Carolina 

 https://www.ips.state.nc.us/IPS/Default.aspx


Federal Contracting

Go to the following website to learn more about federal contracting and find bid opportunities

https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan-your-business/fund-your-business). 


Bonding

The SBA will guarantee surety bonds after your business partners with a company that provides surety bonds. This way, more small businesses are able to be properly bonded and receive more contracts 

(https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/surety-bonds)


Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs)

The Equal Opportunity/ Equity Assurance Department has forms for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses to bid on City Projects.

Register with the State of North Carolina to be in their Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) database. This can help your business receive more contracting opportunities from your city or county.

https://ncadmin.nc.gov/businesses/hub/hub-certification.


Exporting

Exporting your product can be a great way to expand your customer base. The SBA provides detailed possible benefits of exporting on their website, as well as the steps to pursue this opportunity

(https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/grow-your-business/export-products)