/ 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

Light Vehicle Repairs

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-DGS-4871
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-11-11
  • Last Updated: 04/01/21
Add to Calendar 2021-11-11 2021-11-11 Light Vehicle Repairs

The City is seeking qualified vendors  to provide automotive repair services for city owned vehicles. Vehicle types include cars, vans, pickup-trucks, and medium duty trucks. The City fleet includes vehicles from the following manufatureres:

  • Chevrolet/GM
  • Chrysler/Doge
  • Ford
  • Kia
  • Nissan
  • Toyota

In Development

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: 03/31/21
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

Economic Development / General Services

Central/Albemarle Corridor Small Business Ecosystem Assessment

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q2(Apr-Jun)--4717
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-04-03
  • Last Updated: 03/31/21
Add to Calendar 2021-04-03 2021-04-03 Central/Albemarle Corridor Small Business Ecosystem Assessment

The City of Charlotte has prioritized investments in six key corridors known as the “Corridors of Opportunity”. The goal is to provide high-quality public services that build opportunity in these corridors, which are rich in history and pride.  The City of Charlotte is creating fertile ground for prosperity by bolstering community programs and projects; building on the momentum of past investments; and filling in gaps in infrastructure and transportation, workforce and business development, housing and code enforcement, public safety, and urban design.

As part of this work, the City of Charlotte is issuing this RFP to solicit a qualified firm to complete a small business ecosystem assessment for the Central/Albemarle corridor.  The project boundaries are from the intersection of Albemarle Road/Sharon Amity Road to Albemarle Road/Lawyers Road.  This area consists of a diversity of small business types along three main commercial areas.  There are over 11 languages spoken along this corridor and a high presence of immigrant-owned small businesses.  There are also indications that artists are moving into the Central/Albemarle corridor in search of less expensive rents.

Specific elements of the assessment should include:

  • Identify the main industries in the project area and any shifts or trends happening within the ecosystem.
  • Identify challenges, strengths, and opportunities of small businesses and the various commercial locations along the designated corridor.
  • Identify stakeholders and partners in the project area.
  • Identify the stage of growth of small businesses in the project area, number of employees, business profitability, and presence of small business succession planning.
  • Provide short-term (24 months), mid-term (2-5 years), and long-term (5+ years) recommendations of programs and services for the designated area that help existing businesses thrive and create environments for new business startup.
  • Present findings to stakeholder groups identified by the City
  • Provide a timeline for project completion.

If you are interested in bidding on this work please send a proposal for the work listed above, along with examples of similar work you have done, by April 5, 2021.  If you have any questions contact Christi Floyd, cfloyd@charlottenc.gov

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: 03/30/21
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 Water / Construction

Catawba River Water Pump Station Cell 4 – Pump Addition

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CW-1230
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-10-01
  • Last Updated: 03/29/21
Add to Calendar 2021-10-01 2021-10-01 Catawba River Water Pump Station Cell 4 – Pump Addition

This project would add an additional pump to Cell #4 which is sized like the existing and a capacity of 65 million gallons per day.

In Development

Department of General Services / General Services

Generator Maintenance and Services

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q2(Apr-Jun)-DGS-4764
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-05-01
  • Last Updated: 03/29/21
Add to Calendar 2021-05-01 2021-05-01 Generator Maintenance and Services

The Building Services Division of the General Services Department/Engineering and Project Management is responsible for maintaining a portfolio of approximately 180 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 service would provide routine preventive maintenance, repair services, and load bank testing (Services) for approximately 120 standby generators, ranging in size from 25 KW to 1500 KW, located at various City facilities (Project). Brand names include CAT, Generac, Kohler, Cummins, and MTU. These generators provide emergency electric service to vital facilities when commercial electric service is not available. The importance of the readiness of these standby generators is imperative to protect the health and wellbeing of residents of the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The City is seeking firms whose combination of experience and expertise will provide professional, timely, and cost-effective services to the City.

In Development

Charlotte Water / General Services

Boiler, Gas System, Safety PM and Repair Service

  • Posting Number: 2022-Q1(Jan-Mar)-CW-4819
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2022-01-02
  • Last Updated: 03/24/21
Add to Calendar 2022-01-02 2022-01-02 Boiler, Gas System, Safety PM and Repair Service

This project will be to source a company to perform preventive and routine maintenance services, inspections and repairs to boilers & sludge heaters and related sewer gas auxiliary equipment located at the City of Charlotte, Charlotte Water Wastewater Treatment Facilities and the 2 boilers at Water Treatment.

In Development

Charlotte Water / General Services

Electrical Maintenance and Repair Service

  • Posting Number: 2022-Q1(Jan-Mar)-CW-4831
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2022-03-01
  • Last Updated: 03/24/21
Add to Calendar 2022-03-01 2022-03-01 Electrical Maintenance and Repair Service

This project will be to source companies to provide basic requirements for installation consistency of electrical conduit, wiring, grounding, and equipment installation in Charlotte Water facilities and Submersible Pump Lift Station facilities, regardless of the engineering firm, contractor, or others.

In Development

Charlotte Water / Construction

Plaza Storage Tank Reinforcement Main

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CW-1226
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-10-01
  • Last Updated: 03/23/21
Add to Calendar 2021-10-01 2021-10-01 Plaza Storage Tank Reinforcement Main

This project includes construction of approximately 6,000 LF of 24 inch water main.

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