City Contracting

Use the following links 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:

Federal Contracting

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


The Small Business Administration (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 & Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs)

The Equity & Inclusion Department assists firms in accessing business opportunities and understanding how to do business with the City of Durham. Visit their page to learn more.

The N. C. Department of Administration’s Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) is the certification agency for minority/women businesses and the source of the business database used by the City of Durham and governmental entities throughout the state. For this and other useful information, visit the HUB website


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.