Historically Underutilized Businesses

Historically Underutilized Businesses

FPE Goal:

Winston Salem State University Facilities, Planning and Engineering (FPE) Department is committed and supportive of efforts to effectively maintain and/or increase HUB contract participation for Construction Projects.      

Minority Business Policy Statement

Winston Salem State University – Facilities Management Department seeks to provide the best service, cost and value methodology in our design and construction projects.  We will conduct the necessary efforts to identify, source, and include minority businesses in our sourcing process. The university will participate in organizations fostering diversity initiatives and conduct outreach efforts to engage minority businesses in upcoming bid opportunities.  The university will jointly collaborate with peers to bring general contractors and subcontractors together to encourage and build potential relationships.  It is our goal to increase minority business participation as well as comply with the North Carolina G.S. 143-128.2 to have a verifiable ten percent (10%) minority goal participation.

Facilities Planning

Facilities Planning and Engineering is responsible for administering the planning, design and construction of most university projects completed by contractors.  FPE is also responsible for the implementation of the University's Physical Master Plan. Likewise, FPE is responsible for providing guidelines and direction for all architectural (exterior and interior) issues involving University facilities.

More information regarding FPE responsibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can a company be considered for projects?    

Current and potential contractors, general contractors, architects, engineers and suppliers should complete the WSSU Company Profile Form in order to be included in the FPE database.  It is a one-page form designed to give FPE project managers background information on your company.  It will not guarantee a contract but serve as a tool when sourcing construction projects.  The company profile form will assist us with capturing information required by the State of North Carolina. 

The WSSU Company Profile Form does not replace any of the North Carolina State HUB Forms.

In addition, you will need to complete the Winston Salem State University Registration Process.  The WSSU Registration Link is included within the company profile form.

Should subcontractors complete the WSSU Company Profile Form?

Yes.  Any subcontractor performing construction work on WSSU projects should complete this form and return as indicated.  By doing so, we will be able to expand our subcontractor database and consider them for possible opportunities, which may be too small for majority companies. 


Additional Links to WSSU Facilities Design Services Solicitations, WSSU Vendor Registration, State of North Carolina Purchasing and the State of North Carolina Historically Underutilized Businesses Certification Websites. 






If WSSU has State related projects, it will be posted to the University of North Carolina State Website.


Owen Cooks, associate vice chancellor for facilities at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and Brenda Fulmore, Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) coordinator, were recognized at the 30th Annual State Construction Conference in the Public Sector category for their good faith effort in supporting HUBs.

Community Outreach Efforts:

Three universities comprise the UNC Triad Coalition, Winston Salem State University, North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro, held its 1st Annual Minority Construction and Supplier Outreach Event on Friday, May 20, 2011 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

The event was an opportunity for majority and minority contractors to come together to network and build relationships.  Also provided was a “Training Lottery” for minority firms to partner with majority general contracting firms to provide various training to minority firms, such as back office support, blueprint reading, scheduling and bidding, etc.


Main Number


Brenda Fulmore, A.P.P.



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