Provides preference to DC based firms pursuing District Government issued procurement opportunities and expands the availability of business opportunities with District-sponsored development projects.
MDOT administers both the State of Maryland MBE participation goal, as well as the DBE participation goal for contracts that receive assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The MBE/DBE program was established to ensure that small, minority- and women-owned firms had the opportunity to participate fully and fairly in both state and U.S. DOT federally funded projects.
The MWAA Local Disadvantaged (LDBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification program is a Federal program. The purpose is to increase the participation of certified DBEs in projects funded by the US Department of Transportation and other federal sectors. Projects typically include heavy construction, such as building and designing roads, bridges, railroads, ports, and airports.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.
The PG Prince George’s County is committed to awarding 30 percent of its procurement dollars to certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE)
The MWUCP consists of the one-stop certification program for DDOT and the Metropolitan Washington Area Transit Authority (WMATA).