Maryland is committed to the growth and success of small businesses and in 2004, the state created the Maryland Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program to provide small businesses with the opportunity to participate as prime contractors on Maryland contracts. This program is in lieu of the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program. The SBR program directs 66 participating Maryland agencies to spend at least 15% of its fiscal year procurement expenditures with qualified small businesses. This is a race and gender-neutral program.
The Office of Small, Minority & Disadvantaged Business (OMBE), a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is Maryland’s official certification agency for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE Program). Getting a certification in the State of Maryland opens the door to targeted government and private contracting opportunities. This will allow your business to have more visibility to Maryland companies and opportunities with the State of Maryland.
If you are an established business ready to take your business to the next level, BizCentral USA can help you get certified. Since 2004, BizCentral USA has helped thousands of businesses get certified and gain more connections. Working with an experienced expert means doing it right the first time, which means FASTER approval so you can start applying for contracts sooner.