Ms. Lena Butler, Purchasing Supervisor, CLGPO
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 165
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-7190 FAX (910) 798-7410
It is the policy of New Hanover County to provide minorities and women with the maximum opportunity for participating in all aspects of the county's construction and procurement programs in accordance with federal, state and local laws. These include employment, construction design, development projects, materials and services contracts, and lease agreements. The county is also dedicated to prohibiting discrimination against any person or business in the pursuit of these opportunities on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, handicap or age. Contracting programs are conducted in such a manner as to prevent and resolve any claims of such discrimination.
•Inform departments of your desire to do business with the county
•Provide your business with current information about available contracts
The Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Office) launched its new Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program on July 1, 2009. SWUC was developed to streamline the certification process and reduce the redundancy in certifying minority- and women-owned businesses and create a centralized HUB and minority/women business database. The HUB Office will take the lead in certifying HUB/MWBE firms, which previously had to apply for certification through the HUB Office as well as the local M/WBE program offices.
Effective July 1, 2009, HUB firms must be certified through the HUB Office to be listed in the database to be counted by local and state entities for HUB participation and the reporting purposes. The HUB Office partnered with their local M/WBE offices to develop and implement SWUC with input and feedback from HUB firms, prime contractors and HUB resource advocates. With the HUB Office facilitating the certification process, local M/WBE Offices can focus on providing resources and business development.