Do local governments in North Carolina have M/WBE participation requirements for public construction contracts?

North Carolina state law (G.S. 143-128.2) requires public agencies including local governments to carry out programs to promote the use of M/WBEs in building construction and repair projects. These goals or good faith efforts requirements apply to projects where total costs exceed $100,000 funded by state grants or appropriations, or $300,000 for projects using local funds. Projects in the informal bid range ($30,000 to $500,000) are subject to less stringent requirements under G.S. 1143-131(b) to promote M/WBE participation.

Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles
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