What is the Directory of Firms?

The Directory of Firms is a real-time consolidated list of firms that have been certified through North Carolina's Unified Certification Program as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE), Small Professional Services Firms (SPSF), Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Woman Business Enterprises (WBE), and/or Small Business Enterprises (SBE).

The Directory also contains real-time information on firms that have been prequalified to perform work on and/or bid on NCDOT contracts. Prequalification is not a warranty or assurance that a firm is qualified or has the capacity to perform the type(s) of work the owner has represented it's firm as competent to perform. Prequalification by NCDOT does not relieve the prime contractor of his responsibility for determining if the subcontractors selected are, in fact, qualified to perform the work for which they are engaged.

The Directory is provided as an informational source for prime contractors, subcontractors, and consultants as well as local and federal agencies.


Please be advised that certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the North Carolina Department of Transportation is a separate and different certification than the North Carolina Department of Administration's Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification. Please check the contract proposal or advertisement to verify and confirm the funding source for the transportation project. This can be done by checking the type of minority goal(s) associated with the contract proposal. Projects with federal funds require that the proposal has a federal (DBE) goal and that the DBE goal is achieved by utilizing certified DBE firms found in the NCDOT Directory of Firms. For projects that have state funds only (no federal funds), the proposal will have two goals: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). These MBE and WBE goals are achieved by utilizing certified MBE and WBE firms, also found in the NCDOT Directory of Firms.

The Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) data displayed in this directory is maintained by the Department of Administration. For information on HUB vendors, contact the Department of Administration at Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses.