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Last modified: 4/2/2009 10:14:27 AM
Frequently Asked Questions
|Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
What does The MBE Program Provide?
- Technical assistance workshops
- Individual counseling
- Participation in trades shows, procurement conferences and meetings to further expand the program’s initiatives
- Referrals and research
- Annual reports on the status of MBE participation
How does MBE Certification help my business?
Certification provides an opportunity to circulate your firms name to other agencies and firms seeking to do business with MBE certified firms. It may offer a second chance to win a bid. Any MBE currently certified by either Prince George’s County Government (PGCG) or Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), shall after sending a copy of the certification letter to the Minority Business Enterprise Coordinator and completing a vendor application, will be automatically placed on the roster of certified MBE's for Prince George's County Public Schools.
How do I become Certified?
What is the bidding procedure?
- Purchases up to $5,999 require a verbal quoate, no formal bid required.
- Purchases from $6,001 to $24,999.99 require a minimum of 3 written quotes.
- State Law requires a formal bid for all equipment and supply purchases $25,000 or grater.
What is bonding assistance?
The following firms offer bonding assistance to qualified applicants. Applications are available in the MBE Program office or by contacting the firms directly. Firms that offer bonding assistance are:
- Dev Corp
- MBE Services, Inc.
- Morgan & Cheves Insurance
- MSBDFA Management Group, Inc.
- Willis Corron Corporation
When is Administrative Procedure 7419 used versus 3325?
Administrative Procedure 7419, is used with all state funded projects. It has a minimum state goal of 14% and a PGCPS goal of 30% on all major construction projects. Administrative Procedure 3325 is used for contracts awarded using only county funds and may allow a certified MBE an opportunity to match to low bid.