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Posted on September 15, 2021

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bhandgraaf@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7821

A state effort to solicit small, disadvantaged businesses to perform contract work has gone virtual.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 for disadvantaged businesses, including small companies as well as those run by minorities and women.

“Many small businesses may not be familiar with the letting and award process and how to become prequalified as a subcontractor,” NCDOT spokesman Andrew Barksdale explained in a news release.

Officials hope to find companies to perform contract work such as mowing, litter pickup, snow removal, emergency maintenance, traffic control and road striping.

NCDOT Division 4 staff members will lead the workshop and answer questions about potential jobs across Wilson, Nash, Johnston, Wayne, Edgecombe and Halifax counties.

The virtual workshop will use the Microsoft Teams videoconferencing platform and is expected to last up to two hours.

Registration is required by emailing Deputy Construction Engineer Brandon Herring at blherring@ncdot.gov or calling 252-640-6410.

Visit the shortened link tinyurl.com/h6cned26 for more information.

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