Durham has a number of openings for public and private contracting. Learn more about how to contract with local, state, and federal governments as well as private companies.

City Contracting

Use this webpage to look at open bids for contract work in the City of Durham: 

State Contracting

Use this website to find open bids in the State of North Carolina: 

Federal Contracting

Go to this website to learn more about federal contracting and find bids:


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. 

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 work from your city or county.


Exporting your product can be a great way to grow your client base. The SBA lists possible benefits of exporting on their website, as well as the steps to pursue this.