/ Opportunities

Welcome to EarlyBird, the City of Charlotte Business Opportunities Pipeline! This site is a comprehensive listing of Active and In Development contracting opportunities across all City of Charlotte departments. Projects can be searched using keywords, by commodity code, or using a variety of filters to narrow down opportunities your business may be interested in participating in. Click on the orange Requirements button on the Opportunity to see additional details about the project and specific requirements that may be helpful in preparing to participate in an upcoming solicitation. You can also “follow” a project using various social media channels to get notifications when the requirements are updated, or once the project moves from “In Development” to “Active” status.

If you have questions or need assistance with this portal, contact City Procurement at earlybird@charlottenc.gov.


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Solicitation Category

  • Commodities & Goods
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  • Professional Services
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Expected Release Year

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

Expected Release Date

  • Q1 (Jan-Mar)
  • Q2 (Apr-Jun)
  • Q3 (Jul-Sep)
  • Q4 (Oct-Dec)

Estimated Total Value

  • $10,000 - 49,999
  • $50,000 - 99,999
  • $100,000 - 249,999
  • $250,000 - 499,999
  • $500,000 - 999,999
  • $1,000,000 -4,999,999
  • $5,000,000 - 9,999,999
  • $10,000,000+

In Development

Department of General Services / General Services

Heavy Truck Cab/Chassis Repair Services

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q1(Jan-Mar)-DGS-3932
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-03-15
  • Last Updated: 04/16/21
Add to Calendar 2021-03-15 2021-03-15 Heavy Truck Cab/Chassis Repair Services

The city is seeking qualified vendors to provide Class 7 and 8 truck cab/chassis repair services for city-owned vehicles.  The city fleet includes trucks from the following manufacturers:

  • Autocar
  • Caterpillar
  • Chevrolet
  • Crane Carrier
  • Ford
  • Freightliner
  • International
  • Isuzu
  • Mack

In Development

Department of General Services / General Services

Painting Services

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q2(Apr-Jun)-DGS-4929
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-05-04
  • Last Updated: 04/14/21
Add to Calendar 2021-05-04 2021-05-04 Painting Services

The Building Services Division of the General Services Department is responsible for maintaining a portfolio of approximately 200 buildings, including offices, fire stations, police division offices, and equipment shops that house various City activities. The city also maintains cultural facilities, including museums and arenas that serve as venues for sports, entertainment, and other events.

This contract shall provide painting services at various locations as identified by the City. Services could consist of providing all labor, materials, equipment, and supervision for the painting and finishing of new and existing interior surfaces, i.e., walls, doors, window frames, and other work as directed by the project manager.

In Development

Charlotte Area Transit System / Commodities & Goods

CATS Vanpool Vehicle Purchase

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q2(Apr-Jun)-CATS-3949
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-05-01
  • Last Updated: 04/14/21
Add to Calendar 2021-05-01 2021-05-01 CATS Vanpool Vehicle Purchase

Charlotte Area Transit will be conducting a solicitation for 16 Vanpool vehicles.  Six of the vehicles will be 15-passenger vans and ten vehicles will be 7 passenger SUVs.  Specifications will be provided in the solicitation.





In Development

Charlotte Department of Transportation / General Services

Redevelopment of On-Street Parking Program

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q2(Apr-Jun)-CDT-4904
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-05-01
  • Last Updated: 04/14/21
Add to Calendar 2021-05-01 2021-05-01 Redevelopment of On-Street Parking Program

Select a vendor to help the City of Charlotte modernize and expand its parking and curb lane management systems.530500

In Development

Charlotte Water / Construction

Lift Station Roofs

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q2(Apr-Jun)-CW-4782
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-05-15
  • Last Updated: 04/14/21
Add to Calendar 2021-05-15 2021-05-15 Lift Station Roofs

The project consists of replacing the roofs or recoating the metal roofs at four different wastewater lift stations.  The wastewater lift stations are geographically separated.

In Development

Charlotte Department of Transportation / Commodities & Goods

Thermoplastic Pavement Marking Materials

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q2(Apr-Jun)-CDT-4880
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-04-24
  • Last Updated: 04/13/21
Add to Calendar 2021-04-24 2021-04-24 Thermoplastic Pavement Marking Materials

The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintains 690,000 linear feet of pavement markings throughout the City annually, including center lines, lane lines, edge lines, crosswalks and stop bars, and approximately 850 pavement arrows.   A solicitation will be issued for yellow and white thermoplastic pavement marking materials.   All material must meet NC Department of Transportation specifications.   The contract established will be for three years with two (2) one-year renewal options.

In Development

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department / Commodities & Goods

Animal Veterinary Supplies

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q2(Apr-Jun)-CMPD-2928
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-06-01
  • Last Updated: 04/13/21
Add to Calendar 2021-06-01 2021-06-01 Animal Veterinary Supplies

Procurement of a variety of medical supplies for Animal Care and Control of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to treat and maintain the health of animals for injuries and illness in their care for court cases, rabies, quarantines, reclaims and adoptions.

In Development

Charlotte Water / Commodities & Goods

Thickening and Dewatering Polymers

  • Posting Number: 2024-Q1(Jan-Mar)-CW-1181
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2024-01-02
  • Last Updated: 04/12/21
Add to Calendar 2024-01-02 2024-01-02 Thickening and Dewatering Polymers

Solicitation for polymers that are necessary for the treatment and dewatering of solids removed from the water and wastewater treatment process.

In Development

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department / Technology Goods & Services

Tasers and Related Equipment

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q2(Apr-Jun)-CMPD-2506
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-06-01
  • Last Updated: 04/07/21
Add to Calendar 2021-06-01 2021-06-01 Tasers and Related Equipment

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department uses tasers to restrain violent individuals when alternative restraint tactics fail, or are reasonably likely to fail, and/or where it would be unsafe for officers to approach a subject to apply restraints. A taser uses an electrical current to temporarily disrupt voluntary control of muscles causing short-term neuromuscular incapacitation.

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