Minority Business Opportunity Commission​

Overview
The purpose of the Minority Business Opportunity Commission is to monitor the efforts of County government in procuring goods and services from minority business enterprises through the implementation of and compliance with the County's Minority Business Opportunities Program. The Commission shall also recommend changes in County procurement policies, programs, and practices and recommend legislation designed to better enable the County to achieve the goals stated in the Code.

Procurement Allocation
Prince George's County is committed to awarding 30% of its procurement dollars to certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE).

Minority Business Enterprise Certification
MBE's certified with Prince George's County are eligible to receive tangible benefits of the program.

Eligibility
If your company is currently an MBE certified by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) or the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the County's Supplier Development and Diversity Division of the Office of Central Services will make a determination concerning your eligibility as an MBE in Prince George's County. Only firms that are at least 51% owned and controlled by minority individuals qualify. Minority individuals are defined as:
  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Females
  • Hispanic Americans
Obtaining Certification
  1. To obtain MBE certification you must:
  2. Contact either MDOT (800-544-6056) or WMATA (202-962-1082) for an application.
  3. Contact the Prince George's County Office of Procurement and complete a Bidder's List Application (301-883-6400). Businesses who have an application on file will automatically receive notices of solicitations.
  4. Contact Supplier Development and Diversity Division and provide a copy of your MBE certification from MDOT or WMATA and a copy of your Bidder's List Application.