The objective of these guidelines is to help users of the Radio Communications Master Contract 2018 to set appropriate Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) goals for each Purchase Order Request for Proposals (PORFP). A minimum overall MBE subcontractor participation goal of 5 percent has been established for Functional Area IV. The requesting agency should assess the potential for an MBE subcontractor participation goal, including sub goals if applicable, for each PORFP issued and should set a goal, if appropriate. This does not mean that a 5 percent goal must be set for every PORFP; some goals will be higher and some will be lower, depending upon the pertinent circumstances of each PORFP.
EFFECTIVE June 9, 2014, GOMA has revised all MBE procedures, forms and reportshttp://goma.maryland.gov/Pages/Reporting-Tool-MBE.aspx
In 2014, Maryland adopted new regulations as part of its Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program concerning MBE primes. These new regulations which became effective June 9, 2014, provide that when a certified MBE firm participates as a prime contractor on a contract, an agency may count the distinct, clearly defined portion of the work of the contract that the certified MBE firm performs with its own forces toward fulfilling up to fifty-percent (50%) of the MBE participation goal (overall) and up to one hundred percent (100%) of not more than one of the MBE participation subgoals, if any, established for the contract. Please see the MBE forms and instructions below.
Attachment D-1A - MBE Utilization and Fair Solicitation Affidavit & MBE Participation Schedule - To be submitted with the Master Contractor's proposal in response to a PORFP/TORFP.
Attachment D-1B - Waiver Guidance - To be submitted within ten (10) business days of apparent award notice. (This form includes Exhibit A - MBE Subcontractor Unavailablity Certificate to be completed by the prime contractor if Section 2 is not completed by the minority firm.)
Attachment D-1C - Good Faith Efforts to Support Waiver Request - To be submitted within (10) business days of apparent award notice or as requested by the Procurement Officer.
Attachment D-2 - Outreach Efforts Compliance Statement - To be submitted within ten (10) business days of apparent award notice or actual award, whichever is earlier, or as requested by the Procurement Officer.
Attachment D-3A - MBE Subcontractor Project Participation Certification- To be submitted within (10) ten business days of apparent award notice.
Attachment D-3B - MBE Prime Project Participation Certification - To be submitted within ten (10) business days of apparent award notice.
Attachment D-4A - Prime Contractor Paid/Unpaid MBE Invoice Report - To be submitted monthly by the Prime Contractor to the MBE Officer by the 10th of the month following the month the services were provided.
Attachment D-4B - MBE Prime Contractor Report - To be submitted monthly by the Prime Contractor to the MBE Officer by the designated day of the month following the month the services were provided.
Attachment D-5 - Subcontractor Paid/Unpaid MBE Invoice Report - To be submitted monthly by the MBE Subcontractor by the designated day of the month following the month the services were performed.
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