Small, Minority & Disadvantaged Business
Maryland's Official Certification Agency
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is Maryland's official certification agency for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program, and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. We ensure only bona fide MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE firms participate in our program through our comprehensive certification program. Certified firms appear in MDOT's Online Directory of Certified Firms.
Please visit the "Certifications and Forms" page for information on the certification programs and required documentation. Please contact the OMBE office for assistance regarding the certification programs.
2021 MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Certification Application Assistance Webinar Schedule
The MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Certification Application Assistance Webinar dates for 2021 have been posted. Registration is now open.
The Maryland Department of Legislative Services MBE Program Survey
The Maryland Department of Legislative Services is conducting a survey on the MBE Program. All companies registered to do business with the State of Maryland are invited to participate, regardless of MBE status. There is a limit of one response per company.
Maryland MBE Survey
NEW ONLINE CERTIFICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS)
The Maryland Department of Transportation, Office of Minority Business Enterprise is pleased to announce the implementation of a new Certification Management System (CMS), accessed through a cloud-based web portal. On-line Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantage Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) applications for new certifications and Annual Reviews will be processed through this new system.
Key features include the following:
OMBE staff can be contacted directly at 410-865-1269 or by email at MBE@mdot.maryland.gov for general inquires or email@example.com for Annual Review specific inquiries.
- Online applications for new certifications and annual reviews
- Enhanced Online Directory with key-word search capabilities
- Electronic submission of changes to the business firm profile
- Online training on how to use the system for certification and annual review
- Ability to submit online technical support ticket 24/7 Click Here - Online Support
New Personal Net Worth as of January 1, 2021
As of January 1, 2021 the Personal Net Worth Cap applied to the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program will increase from $1,771,564 to $1,788,677. For more information please click here.
MDOT Certified Firms: Beware of Spam Email
We have been notified of phishing attempts targeting firms listed in our Directory. These phishing attempts include attachments and/or links that are not safe to open/click. If you ever question the validity of any email do not hesitate to contact the Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE).
SBA is Still Accepting Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications
For more information including application instructions visit the SBA's Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resource Webpage
MDOT-SHA Proposed Triennial DBE Goal for FFYs 2022-2024
FFYs 2022 through 2024 Proposed DBE Participation Goals for SHA
MDOT-SHA is proposing the following DBE Goal for FFYs 2022-2024. If there are any questions, please contact the MBE Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call 410-865-1298.
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