/ 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
  • Construction
  • General Services
  • Professional Services
  • Technology Goods & Services

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

Solid Waste Services / General Services

Curbside Residential Recycling Services

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-SWS-6443
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-11-10
  • Last Updated: 11/10/21
Add to Calendar 2021-11-10 2021-11-10 Curbside Residential Recycling Services

The City requires a Company to work in conjunction with Solid Waste Services (SWS) to perform Curbside Residential Recycling Collection Services. The Company shall collect all Recyclables generated by customers in the City-provided Recyclables Container and shall be in accordance with Chapter l 0, Article II of the Charlotte Municipal Code. The Company shall perform the work in a competent, qualified, diligent, and efficient manner.

The City uses a Single-Stream Recycling collection system, consisting of fibrous and non­ fibrous materials. The Company will not be required to sort any Recyclables but may have to hand load overflow cardboard left beside the Recyclable Container. It is the purpose of these specifications to provide a framework for accomplishing the tasks that result in maintaining quality, safe, and sanitary Residential Recycling Collection Services for the residents of the City of Charlotte. The intent of the Services is to collect all Recyclables properly placed out for collection within the City limits.

In Development

Charlotte Area Transit System / Commodities & Goods

Promotional Items

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CATS-4057
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-11-04
  • Last Updated: 11/05/21
Add to Calendar 2021-11-04 2021-11-04 Promotional Items

Promotional Items used for various marketing campaigns, as well as internal use, to include: Pens, Hand Sanitizer, T-Shirts, Lip Balm, Flower Pots, Coffee Sleeves, Water Bottles, Phone Wallets, Post-it-Notes, and Visors & Hats.

For bidding requirements contact Brenda.Faison@charlottenc.gov 




In Development

City Wide / Technology Goods & Services

Digital Asset Management System

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CTW-6455
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-12-14
  • Last Updated: 11/04/21
Add to Calendar 2021-12-14 2021-12-14 Digital Asset Management System

The City is seeking Proposals to implement and support a Digital Asset Management System to be used by multiple City Departments. The System will, at a minimum, store and manage all creative assets – photos, videos, graphic design in addition to supporting brand marketing. The system will need to function similarly to a working library and will have the ability to share historical content, current content, and details on the intended use. This system should also allow other users within the department to easily find and distribute approved content.

In Development

Charlotte Storm Water Services / Construction

Collective L (Knightwood, Fair Valley)

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CSWS-7052
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-12-03
  • Last Updated: 11/03/21
Add to Calendar 2021-12-03 2021-12-03 Collective L (Knightwood, Fair Valley)
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 a collective package of 2 small Storm Drain Improvement projects that will be constructed under one contract.  This project package is under review and location and project details will be provided after the review is complete.

In Development

Charlotte Area Transit System / Commodities & Goods

STS FY19 Vehicle Replacement Purchase

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CATS-5080
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-12-01
  • Last Updated: 10/29/21
Add to Calendar 2021-12-01 2021-12-01 STS FY19 Vehicle Replacement Purchase

STS (Special Transportation Services) vehicle replacement for FY19. FY19 plan to purchase approximately 11 new ADA (Americans Disability Acts)  vehicles. STS (Special Transportation Services) needs to purchase eleven LPG powered replacement paratransit buses, that adhere to the  specifications.



In Development

Charlotte Area Transit System / Construction

Emergency Egress Gate Additions

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CATS-4386
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-12-01
  • Last Updated: 10/29/21
Add to Calendar 2021-12-01 2021-12-01 Emergency Egress Gate Additions

Fabricate and install new galvanized emergency egress gates and galvanized gate posts at Tom Hunter (three new gates) University City Boulevard (six new gates) McCullough (three new gates) and J W Clay (six new gates) stations for a total of 18 new gates. New gates and gate posts are to match existing gates and gate posts submittal drawings.



In Development

Department of General Services / Construction

Hidden Valley Fire Station #45

  • Posting Number: 2022-Q4(Oct-Dec)-DGS-7013
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2022-12-01
  • Last Updated: 10/28/21
Add to Calendar 2022-12-01 2022-12-01 Hidden Valley Fire Station #45

Design and construct a new 2-story, 3-bay fire station approximately 14,000 square feet, to be located at 5800 North Tryon Street. This facility will be a new infill station that will alleviate high call volume for surrounding stations. A new fire station must be built when a new “point of dispatch” is required in order to meet response time standards.  The proposed facility will be located on a 2.03-acre parcel that facilitates the redevelopment of abandoned/underutilized sites and vacant sites. This location and site selection meet the City of Charlotte Policy for Sustainable City Facilities and Charlotte Fire Department Facilities Master Plan.

This project will pursue LEED certification. The site will incorporate solar panels and a geothermal well system with water source heat pumps.

In Development

Department of General Services / Construction

CMPD Animal Care and Control Compliance Renovations, Phase II

  • Posting Number: 2022-Q2(Apr-Jun)-DGS-7017
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2022-04-01
  • Last Updated: 10/28/21
Add to Calendar 2022-04-01 2022-04-01 CMPD Animal Care and Control Compliance Renovations, Phase II

Phase II Animal Care & Control renovations will address non-compliant issues per the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Animal Welfare Section (NCDA&CS) Inspection reports issued in 2018, 2020, and 2021. Phase II will address renovations for separation of species, inadequate ventilation, surfaces not impervious to moisture, slab repair, additional square footage for dog and cat housing, and if funding is available fencing and gate replacement for dog kennels. This phase also will address ADA Barrier renovations to meet international ADA code requirements.

The facility is located at 8315 Byrum Drive, near the airport. This facility is just under 30 years old and the renovations required are a direct response to the NCDA&CS inspection reports. Also, the project will incorporate renovations to address ADA barriers in the facility, such as door hardware, signs, plumbing, minor parking lot curbing, etc.

CMPD background checks will be required for all construction staff, vendors, and anyone occupying the site during construction and deliveries.

In Development

Charlotte Area Transit System / Commodities & Goods

Stake bed up-fit 2021 for Bus Maintenance Support Vehicle

  • Posting Number: 2021-Q4(Oct-Dec)-CATS-6695
  • Anticipated Posting Date: 2021-12-01
  • Last Updated: 10/28/21
Add to Calendar 2021-12-01 2021-12-01 Stake bed up-fit 2021 for Bus Maintenance Support Vehicle

CATS bus maintenance requires one (1) 1 ton-HD cab to be up-fitted with a stake bed attachment.

(PSR# 1140)

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