Minority and Small Business Information

Minority and Small Business Information

​One of DoIT's main points of emphasis as an agency is strong MBE participation in State contracts. In conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA) and the efforts of other Maryland agencies, DoIT helps assure that State agencies work towards fulfilling the State's MBE participation goals.

Current Programs Available

Maryland has multiple programs available to minority, small, and veteran-owned business communities. Many of these programs are managed by other State agencies. The following programs are currently available and recognized within Maryland.

  1. Minority Business Enterprise Program – To learn about becoming a certified Minority Business within the State of Maryland
    1. MBE/DBE Information
    2. Directory of Certified MBEs
  2. Small Business Reserve Program – To learn more about the Small Business Reserve program
  3. Veteran Owned Small Business Enterprise Program – To participate in the program, veteran-owned businesses must be verified and certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise. Learn more and become certified.

For additional information on these programs, please consult with the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs or the MDOT Office of Minority Business Enterprise.

Outreach Efforts

In addition, DoIT hosts a monthly minority, small and veteran business outreach meeting to assist companies with the State’s minority business program. This meeting is typically held on the 3rd Monday of every month. For additional information on the outreach meetings, please contact MBE.DoIT@Maryland.gov

MBE Assistance

Below are a few examples of properly completed MBE Participation Forms that firms may use as a reference to complete the required MBE firms. Please check this section periodically for updates and additions.

Link to MBE Self-Reporting Examples:

 

For additional forms, instructions, opportunities and events, please visit the GOMA site at http://goma.maryland.gov/Pages/Business-Resources.aspx.