Request for General Contractor PreQualification Submittals- Centennial Campus Utility Infrastructure

North Carolina State University is seeking qualification statements from general contractors for Centennial Campus Utility Infrastructure – Fiber Optic Loop, located on Centennial Campus.  The project constructs a SCADA fiber optic loop for the Centennial Campus medium voltage distribution loops to support a future self-healing grid. Four separate fiber loops, each consisting of a 12-strand single-mode fiber cable, will be installed in existing underground duct bank and manholes following the existing 25kV circuit loops, totaling approximately 50,000 linear feet. New patch panels will be installed in existing “SCADA ready” pad-mounted switches on Centennial Campus to accommodate connection to fiber loops.

To qualify, the contractor must have a general contractor’s license in the State of North Carolina as well as applicable bonding requirements.  The contractor must show comparable work experience, both in complexity and dollar value and preferably in a University campus environment, to the scope of work outlined above.

To be considered, the contractor must obtain an application package from the NC State University Project Manager and submit a sealed, fully completed qualification document by 5:00 PM, May 20, 2022, to Melanie Butler, project manager, by email only, to  No hard copies will be accepted.  Application packages will be available electronically after April 10, 2022.  Please contact the project manager via email (preferred) or phone to request a package.

NOTE: The SCO Prequalification Package has been updated recently.  Please use the project-specific form provided by NC State by the link below.  Submissions on any other form will be considered nonresponsive.

NC State University has an affirmative policy of fostering, promoting, and conducting business with women and minority-owned enterprises.  Women and minority contractors are encouraged to participate in the pre-qualification process.

Melanie Butler
North Carolina State University
Capital Project Management

Download Prequalification Package: CC Utility Infrastructure- Fiber Optic Loop- PreQual Pkg