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June 3, 2022

Request for Qualifications
Architectural Design Services
Columbus County Entrepreneurship Center

The County of Columbus is seeking qualified firms to provide architectural and engineering services for the renovation of the building that will house the new Entrepreneurship Center to serve new and existing businesses in the County.  The building is the former BB&T Main Branch Building now owned by Columbus County and is located at 306 Madison St. in Whiteville, North Carolina.

Attached you will find a “Request for Qualifications”, which identifies the Project anticipated to be undertaken by Columbus County during the contract period. 

In order to be considered all responses must be submitted in writing no later than 2:00 PM (EST) on June 29, 2022.  Firms mailing responses should allow delivery time to ensure timely receipt of their proposals.  The responsibility for getting the response to the Columbus County Economic Development and Planning Department on or before the specified time and date is solely and strictly the responsibility of the responding firm.  The County will in no way be responsible for delays caused by any occurrence.  Responses may be hand delivered or mailed to:

The Columbus County Economic Development Commission

Attn:  Dr. Gary A. Lanier

127 W. Webster St

Whiteville, NC  28472


Firms providing responses shall be responsible for complying with North Carolina Laws and local ordinances.  The County of Columbus reserves the right to waive any informalities, to reject any and all responses to the Request for Qualifications, and to accept any responses which in its opinion may be in the best interest of Columbus County.

No responses to the Request for Qualifications will be received or accepted after 2:00 PM, EST, June 29, 2022.  Late qualification packages will be deemed invalid and returned unopened to the firm.

Thank you,

Gary A. Lanier, Ed.D. – EDC & Planning Director

RFQ 2022-004 Architectural Services 




Columbus County is inviting interested architectural design/consulting/engineering firms, licensed in the State of North Carolina, to submit their qualifications for consideration to provide professional architectural/engineering/consulting/planning/renovation phase services for the renovation of the former Truist Bank building located 131 Webster Street, Whiteville, North Carolina to house the following county operations:

  1. Columbus County 911 Communications and Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  2. Columbus County Health Department.

The county will evaluate respondents based on their qualifications, experience, capabilities and any prior work experience related to this type of project.

For additional information contact:

Columbus County Administration
Attn:  Roy N. West
127 W. Webster St
Whiteville, NC  28472

Document can be downloaded here

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Columbus County Public Utilities

Water Quality Concerns


If you are a water customer with the Columbus County Public Water Supply System and you are experiencing water quality issues, such as discolored water or cloudy water, please contact the Columbus County Public Utilities Department as soon as possible to report your concerns. 

Business Hours:

Monday through Friday

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Harold Nobles, Director                                 910-642-2828     Ext. 603

Chris Nobles, Assistant Director                 910-642-2828     Ext. 602

Amanda Davis, Executive Assistant           910-642-2828     Ext. 601


If you are unable to reach the office staff directly, please leave a detailed message regarding your water quality concerns.  Please make sure that you include the Account Holder’s Name, Service Address, and a Contact Number so that staff can reach you regarding your water quality issues.


After Hours Service:

Monday through Friday

After 5:00 PM

Weekends & Holidays


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