The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is the State’s Official Certification Agency.
Firms with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification may meet minority business participation goals on federally-funded contracts issued by the U. S. Department of Transportation which include contracts administered by the MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA), the MDOT Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the MDOT Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).
Firms may hold certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in addition to DBE certification. MBE firms are eligible to meet minority business participation goals on State-funded contracts in addition to contracts funded by counties and cities within Maryland that accept MDOT’s certification for their minority business participation programs.
Applicants who submit the Uniform Certification Application are evaluated for eligibility in both the MBE and DBE programs simultaneously.
Notify the MBE Officer during the investigation phase of the certification process if you do not want to be considered for MBE certification.
OMBE conducts a free workshop every month to help applicants confidently prepare the application and navigate the certification process. Follow the link below for more information and to register.
On site application reviews are currently suspended due to COVID-19.
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