Our requirements are as follows:
  • Small Business Suppliers must meet the definition of a “small business” pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) (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 (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.