NCDOT hosting workshop for small, disadvantaged businesses

Published 6:03 pm Thursday, January 13, 2022

​WINSTON-SALEM – Small, women-owned and disadvantaged business owners wanting to learn how to compete for state transportation contracts are invited to attend a free workshop Jan. 22 in Forsyth County.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is hosting another round of informational meetings aimed at disadvantaged businesses enterprises, which include small businesses and those companies run by minorities or women. Many small businesses may not be familiar with the letting and award process and how to become prequalified as a subcontractor.

The NCDOT is looking for more companies that can perform contract work such as mowing, roadside litter pickup, snow removal, traffic control, road construction and maintenance.

The in-person workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Division 9’s office at 375 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem.

The department will adhere to COVID safety protocols such as social distancing and face coverings during the workshop

Any business owner or representative wishing to attend should RSVP Marsheeka Steward at 336-747-7800 or mdsteward@ncdot.gov.

NCDOT’s Chief Engineer’s Office and the department’s Office of Civil Rights began organizing the quarterly outreach events last year for disadvantaged business enterprises. To learn more about the disadvantaged business enterprise outreach initiative, visit this NCDOT page​.