NCSBE Certification

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The NCSBE Program was developed to provide access to contract opportunities that allow small businesses to compete against others that are comparably positioned in their industries and markets; as well as participate in department contracts if they meet the eligibility standards. 

NCSBE Program Eligibility: Any small business meeting the Program standards outlined below is eligible to participate in the NCSBE Program. The standards are as follows:

  • The business must be headquartered in North Carolina.
  • The business’ annual net income does not exceed $1,500,000, after cost of goods sold is deducted.
  • The business must have 100 or fewer employees.
  • The business must be organized for profit.

If you are interested in becoming a certified NCSBE firm, please start the NCSBE certification process at

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NCSBE Certification Guidance


Visit to register as a vendor in eVP, initiate an NCSBE certification request, and upload the required documents into the eVP system. NCSBE reviews can take up to 90 days to be completed from the time of a fully completed packet.

For specific questions regarding NCSBE or to inquire on the status of your application, please contact the HUB office at 984-236-0130 or by email at