Sign Up to Receive Notification
There is an option on the City’s website to sign up to receive free email notification of bids that will be opening soon. This is the best way to ensure you are notified of all bids that may interest you.
Construction contracts over $500,000 and purchases of apparatus, supplies, materials and equipment over $90,000.00 are advertised on the City of Fayetteville Purchasing Division website.
The Fayetteville Press and the Greater Diversity News (Wilmington, NC)
Bid announcements are also sent to various minority organizations and the iSqFt Plan Room. Generally, ads are posted a minimum of 10 days prior to bid opening. Advertisements are not required by State Statute for purchases whose value is less than $90,000.00 or any service contracts; however, many of these bids will be advertised publicly on the City’s website.
The City’s Vendor List for Commodities and Services
The City maintains a list of potential vendors grouped by products and services. Vendors included on the City’s vendor list may receive solicitations for oral quotes or written responses on a needed product or service. Please be advised that this does not automatically guarantee you will be informed or included in all bid requests. It is still your responsibility to learn of upcoming opportunities. A vendor does not have to be on the City’s vendor list to receive a solicitation or contract. Solicitations are sent to businesses that have worked with the City in the past and also to vendors who express an interest in doing business with the City. To be included on the City’s vendor list a vendor must complete and submit a Vendor Application.
Vendors should describe all of their products and services on the application to ensure they are placed on
the appropriate bidders list. A Vendor Application can be found on the City’s website here.
Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SDBE) Program
A Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SDBE) interested in doing business with the City is encouraged to apply for their certification through the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Unified Certification Program and the North Carolina Office of Historically Underutilized Business (NCHUB) Unified Certification Program. Information
regarding certification, including the certification qualifications and application, may be found on the NCDOT website, and the NCHUB website. Certification is not required for bid activity or contract awards but is required for participation toward NCDOT or NCHUB goals on certain projects.
The certification process verifies that your company meets the compliance standards established by these two entities. The City is committed to promoting equal opportunity for all and to eliminate prohibited discrimination in all forms. Prohibited discrimination means discrimination against any person, business or other entity in contracting or purchasing practices on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin. Certified firms may receive solicitations from prime contractors/service providers to bid on subcontracts/sub consulting opportunities to count towards any applicable NCDOT or NCHUB goals on certain projects.