/ 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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In Development charlotte water

Charlotte Storm Water Services / Construction

Birmingham 6317 Storm Drain Improvement Project

  • Posting Number: 2023-Q1(Jan-Mar)-CSWS-7062
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2023-02-06
  • Last Updated: 11/10/21
Add to Calendar 2023-02-06 2023-02-06 Birmingham 6317 Storm Drain Improvement Project

The purpose and need for this construction project is to improve the storm drainage infrastructure (i.e. pipe systems and culverts) to reduce flooding and to enhance degraded stream reaches to reduce erosion and improve water quality.  This project is under review.  Location and project details will be provided after the review is complete.

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Charlotte Department of Transportation / General Services

Snow and Ice Removal

  • Posting Number: 2023-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CDT-4580
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2023-10-27
  • Last Updated: 07/29/21
Add to Calendar 2023-10-27 2023-10-27 Snow and Ice Removal

The City of Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) is responsible for the removal of snow and ice on City maintained streets.  Additional resources are needed to clear streets during extraordinary winter weather events. Contractors  provide additional dump truck and plowing equipment with licensed operators to supplement City services.

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Charlotte Water / Construction

McAlpine Biosolids Improvements

  • Posting Number: 2022-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CW-5775
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2022-12-01
  • Last Updated: 07/22/21
Add to Calendar 2022-12-01 2022-12-01 McAlpine Biosolids Improvements

Rehabilitation of Biosolids Facilities and Processes which includes the dewatering facility, digester complexes and digesters.  Includes cleanout of eight digesters.  Major mechanical and process work and electrical upgrades will also be completed.

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Aviation / General Services

Airport Exterior Surface Cleaning

  • Posting Number: 2022-Q4(Oct-Dec)-AVI-3063
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2022-12-01
  • Last Updated: 07/22/21
Add to Calendar 2022-12-01 2022-12-01 Airport Exterior Surface Cleaning

The scope of this contract shall be to provide trash removal and litter control cleaning services on roadways, parking lots and parking decks for the Charlotte Douglas International Airport campus. This contract will also include providing pressure washing of parking decks, bus shelters and roadway sweeping.

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Charlotte Water / Commodities & Goods

Water Treatment & Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

  • Posting Number: 2024-Q1(Jan-Mar)-CW-2642
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2024-01-03
  • Last Updated: 05/27/21
Add to Calendar 2024-01-03 2024-01-03 Water Treatment & Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

Charlotte Water, a department of the City of Charlotte, utilizes chemicals in its Water Treatment and Waste Water treatment process at all of its plants. These plants estimated utilizations are included in the total estimated annual utilization for the purpose of providing annual quantity. The Supplier provide a full-service, turnkey solution to provide the Products and Services .

Chemicals supplied shall not contain soluble minerals or organic substances in quantities capable of producing deleterious or injurious effect upon public health or water quality. Product shall not contain quantities or concentrations of any metals including but not limited to mercury, zinc, copper, arsenic, cyanide or any other impurity that prevents compliance with NPDES permits or 503 Biosolids regulations or other regulations in place. The National Sanitation Foundation Standard Number 60 and/or 61 will be used as the guideline for acceptability. Analysis as required must be submitted for evaluation of bids prior to award of contract.

Charlotte Water has determined that it will utilize a Reverse Auction for obtaining pricing for Water Treatment and Waste Water Treatment Chemicals

In Development charlotte water

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.

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Charlotte Water / Construction

Cane Creek Trunk Sewer North Extension

  • Posting Number: 2022-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CW-1472
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2022-12-01
  • Last Updated: 03/23/21
Add to Calendar 2022-12-01 2022-12-01 Cane Creek Trunk Sewer North Extension

Project will extend approximately 3,000 feet sanitary sewer service to the currently unserved Cane Creek sub-basin.

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City Wide / Architectural / Engineering Services

Professional Consulting Services

  • Posting Number: 2022-Q3(Jul-Sep)-CTW-4733
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2022-09-15
  • Last Updated: 03/19/21
Add to Calendar 2022-09-15 2022-09-15 Professional Consulting Services

The City of Charlotte (“City”) will be seeking professional consulting services for strategic planning, research, analysis, and development to advance more streamlined and effective local government operations.

The Consultant(s) shall be established, qualified, and experienced consulting firms capable of providing versatile strategic planning resources, support, and consultation in the local government arena.

The Consultant(s) must be capable of performing various tasks, up to and including, but not limited to:

  • Providing strategic planning for various City departments, programs, services, initiatives, and activities;
  • Providing expert- and research-based advice on strategic development, capacity building, business strategies, and process improvement;
  • Conducting operational analyses, assessments, and audits in an effort to ascertain organizational effectiveness and identify opportunities for improvement. Analyses and assessments may involve such areas as operational effectiveness and accountability, organizational structure and performance, resource management and alignment, change management, workforce needs and development, succession planning, and management practices;
  • Analyzing, developing, and implementing management strategies, to include but not be limited to, crisis management, protection of the City brand, and reinforcing City relationships;
  • Conducting surveys regarding the City’s reputation and perception by residents, employees, customers, local business partners, regional partners, and other stakeholders;
  • Conducting market research based on current market trends and best practices among peer cities, at a minimum;
  • Facilitating and/or conducting strategic mapping initiatives, to include benchmarking metrics;
  • Assisting City staff in testing and implementing strategy map recommendations;
  • Facilitating and supporting strategic conversations, meetings, trainings, focus groups, and retreats with internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Providing appropriate support as requested for special projects as assigned by the City Manager or designee.

The City is interested in Consultants who have experience in any of the following service areas, at a minimum: diversity and inclusion, economic development, human resources, information technology, public safety, social justice, sustainability and resiliency, and workforce needs and development.

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City Wide / General Services

Citywide Janitorial Services

  • Posting Number: 2023-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CTW-4726
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2023-12-01
  • Last Updated: 03/19/21
Add to Calendar 2023-12-01 2023-12-01 Citywide Janitorial Services

The City is seeking qualified Companies to perform Janitorial Services at numerous City facilities. The Services include, but are not limited to; providing supervision, tools, materials, equipment, cleaning supplies, and expertise to perform janitorial services within building offices, classrooms, lobbies, corridors, passageways, rest rooms, exercise facilities and locker rooms, and industrial and specialized facilities including but not limited to warehouses and trailers.

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