Small Business Suppliers must meet the definition of a “small business” pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 21.01.02.01 (80);
Supplier classified as being in the construction industry by Section 23 of the current edition of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes;
Construction Suppliers must meet the federal definition of “small business concern” in Part 121 of the Code of Federal Regulations;
The business must be small according to the size standards for small business concerns as determined by the businesses NAICS codes; pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 21.01.02.01. (80);
Minority businesses participating in the program must be certified by one of the authorized third party certifiers currently used by the County; (Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA)m Maryland District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council (MD/DC MSDC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC).
The business must have been in business for at least two (2) years;
Total revenue must not exceed $10 million per year; and
Suppliers must meet County based business participation requirements per Section 10A-161 of the County Code.
In addition, BDRP pilot participants are required to complete a training program consisting of a set of core courses designed to enhance their business development and capacity.