Minority Business Information

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program

Minority Businesses Enterprise (MBE) Qualification Criteria:

Any legal entity, other than a joint venture, that is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more minority person(s), organized to engage in commercial transactions.  Minority person means a member of a socially or economically disadvantaged minority group which includes African American/Black (not of Hispanic origins), Asian American, Native American, Women, Hispanic, Physically and Mentally Disabled, and Non-profit organized to promote the interests of the physically or mentally disabled individuals and those that are accredited by the Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation (DORS), as Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRP).


The MBE Program in Prince George’s County requires certification with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) www.mdot.state.md.us, and the completion of a Vendor Application for placement on the Bid List at the PGCPS Procurement office.  MDOT may be reached at 1-800-544-6056.  To become a vendor you must have your certification letter from MDOT and a copy of the Vendor Application to apply with the Prince George’s County Board of Education.  Contact Prince George’s County Government Procurement Office to complete a Bidder’s Application at (301) 883-6400 or apply online at  http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/SupplierDevelopment/Resources/Pages/Online-Vendor-Directory.aspx. After Certification through MDOT or Prince George’s County Government, you will qualify for the Prince George’s County Public Schools “bonus point system”.   Prior to any formally bid solicitation these steps must be completed in order to be considered as a MBE for award.  Bonus Points are assigned to those certified MBEs that bid on the proposed solicitation to determine their eligibility to match the lowest responsive bid. Bonus points are applied as follows:

  • Prince George’s County based firms receive a 15% preference
  • Non Prince George’s County firms receive a 10% preference

Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Major construction and renovation projects are competitively bid through the CIP office and have MBE subcontracting goals based on the dollar amount and funding source of the contract.  Architectural and engineering service contracts are solicited annually and awarded through the CIP office.

Bonding Requirements for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

All Capital Construction projects require a bid, performance, and payment bonds. 

Minority Business Enterprise Procurement Procedures 3325  

Minority Business Enterprise Procurement Procedures 3325 (Attachment) 

Minority Business Enterprise Procurement Procedures 7419 

Minority Business Enterprise Procurement Procedures 7419 (Attachments) 






Robert Johnson, Director

Facilities Administration Building
13300 Old Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
301 952-6560 (VOICE)
301 952-6605 (FAX)

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