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Resources (DBE)


For projects funded with federal monies, the requirements of form PWS001 should be followed.  Currently, solicitations and advertisements for bids must be made using a minimum of 1) Vendor Link, 2) Phoenix Database, and 3) either a) SUB-Net or b) Central Contract Registration (CCR).  (Remember, the FIRST resource you should explore is the locality's own DBE listing maintained pursuant to NCGS 143-128.2(e).)  Please document use of at least three of the following resources to develop a solicitation list:

Resources for Identifying DBE (Sub)contractors for Direct Solicitation

North Carolina's Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Office of Civil Rights and Business Development, especially see the NCDOT Directory of DBE Transportation Firms. North Carolina's Vendor Link website.
National Association of Minority Contractors - For additional help, call (202) 204-3093. System for Award Management (this replaced Central Contractor Registration) - For additional help call (866) 606-8220.

Resources to Advertise DBE (Sub)contracting Opportunities

Note that each use of an Online Resource for advertising (sub)contract opportunities counts as ONE use of a resource.


For assistance contact the Small Business Administration.

US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Phoenix Database

For help submitting your opportunity to subcontract, contact the NC Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC):

  • via phone at (877) 500-6232 or
    (919) 287-3198,
  • via FAX at (919) 688-8478, or
  • via email.

Plan Rooms Serving Minority Contractors in North Carolina

Note that each use of one of these Plan Rooms to advertise (sub)contract opportunities counts as ONE use of a resource.

A listing is also maintained by the Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB).

Cumberland Regional Improvement Corporation (CRIC) Plan Room
Attn: Gus Webber

P.O. Box 1567
Fayetteville, NC 27302

(910) 483-6439

East Carolina University HUB Plan Room

Attn: Donna Lewis-Mayo

Greenville, NC

(252) 328-6858

Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) Plan Room
Attn: Paul Tilford

6503 Hilburn Drive
Raleigh, NC

(828) 390-7090

Metrolina Minority Contractors’ Association (MMCA) Resource Center
Attn: John Kirkland

3124 West Trade Street, Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28208

(704) 332-5746

Triangle Minority Contractors’ Resource Center
Attn: Wilburn Oziogu

800 N. Mangum Street, Suite 100
Durham, NC 27701

(919) 530-8780


Minority Newspapers in North Carolina

Note that each use of one of these Minority Newspapers to advertise (sub)contract opportunities counts as ONE use of a resource and as ONE solicitation in each subcontract discipline.

A listing is also maintained by the Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB).

Asian Herald, The
Attn: Ki-Hyun Chun

1339 Baxter Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28204

(704) 342-5656

Carolina Peacemaker, The
Attn: Afrique Kilimanjaro

P.O. Box 20853
400 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27420

(336) 274-6210

Carolina Times, The
Attn: Kenneth Edmonds

P.O. Box 3825
923 Old Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27702

(919) 682-2913

Carolinian, The
Attn: Paul Jervay

P.O. Box 25308
501 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27611

(919) 834-5558

Charlotte Post, The
Attn: Jeri Thompson

P.O. Box 30144
1531 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28230

(704) 376-0496

Chronicle, The
Attn: Mike Pitt

617 N. Liberty Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 722-8624

Conexión, La
Attn: Paola Jaramillo

P.O. Box 228
211 South Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27602

(919) 832-1225
(888) 739-4911

County News, The
Attn: Fran Farrer-Nash

P.O. Box 407
505 S. Center Street
Statesville, NC 28687

(704) 873-1054

Daily Drum, The
Attn: R. Johnson

P.O. Box 965
3107 Evans Street, Suite G
Greenville, NC 27835

(252) 931-0678

Fayetteville Press Newspaper, The
Attn: J.J. Jones

P.O. Box 9166
3635 Sycamore Dairy Road, Suite C
Fayetteville, NC 28311

(910) 323-3120

Greater Diversity News, The
Attn: Kathy Grear

272 North Front Street, Suite 406
Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 762-1337
(800) 462-0738

Progresso Hispano Newspaper, El
Attn: Aura Herrera

756 Tyvola Road, Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28217

(704) 529-6624

Qué Pasa (Charlotte)
Attn: Marina Alenan

7508 East Independence Blvd., Suite 109
Charlotte, NC 28227

(704) 319-5044
(877) 714-2892

Qué Pasa (Raleigh / Durham)
Attn: Marina Alenan

4600 New Bern Avenue, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27610

(919) 645-1680
(877) 714-2892

Qué Pasa (Greensboro / Winston-Salem)
Attn: Marina Alenan

3025-G Waughtown Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

(336) 714-7516
(877) 714-2892

Triangle Tribune, The
Attn: Bonitta Best

115 Market Street, Suite 360H
Durham, NC 27701

(919) 688-9408

Wilmington Journal, The
Attn: Shawn Jervay Thatch

P.O. Box 1020
412 South 7th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 762-5502


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