MDOT's Office of Minority Business Enterprise Conducts Free Monthly Workshop

Last Updated on Jul 14, 2017 at 9:48am | Business Resources

The Maryland Department of Transportation's Office of Minority Business Enterprise conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

The workshops are held on the first Tuesday of every month at MDOT Headquarters in Hanover, MD.  Content includes an examination of the five eligibility standards and a review of the complete application process.  We will also take an indepth look at the Uniform Certification Application (link provided below) and provide answers to the most common questions of applicants who have gone before you. We'll tie it all together with a brief look at how to connect to business opportunities with the State of Maryland and offer some valuable marketing and business development tips.

Workshop participants have the opportunity to meet with a certification expert one-on-one and ask questions that are specific to their company(s). To maximize this opportunity, be sure to review the Uniform Certification Application prior to the workshop and come prepared to ask all your questions during your personal one-on-one session.

Whether you have already started working on your application or are trying to determine if MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE certification will benefit your business, this workshop is right for you.

In addition to the monthly workshops conducted in the morning, four evening sessions are also available.  In March, June, September and December, the application assistance workshop will be repeated in the evening starting at 5:30 p.m.  Be sure to select your preferred time when registering in these months.  Just like in our morning sessions, participants are able to meet with a certification expert following the presentation.
What: MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop
           Online registration is available.      
           Please complete a registration form for each individual attending the workshop.

When: First Tuesday of every month

Time: 10:00 a.m. - every month
          5:30 p.m. - March, June, September, and December

Where: MDOT Headquarters (use link below for directions)
             7201 Corporate Center Drive
             Hanover, MD  21076
             Photo ID required at Security Desk

Cost: Free
Seating is limited.  If seating reaches capacity, registration for that session will close and you can register for another session.  To reserve your seat, register today using the link below. 
New MDOT Building Security Policy:

MDOT Headquarters is a secure building.  All visitors must present a valid Driver's License or U.S. Passport in order to gain access to the building.
The Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) requires submission of a complete application before the certification process begins.  A complete application includes the UCA or MBE application (application contingent on the type of certification preferred) and all supporting documents.  Applicants should review the Document Checklists ( Resources_Information/Checklists.html), and select the list for your business structure (i.e. LLC, Corporation or Sole Proprietorship), to ensure that all of the necessary documents are included. 
Please be advised that the OMBE offers opportunities for application review; however, REVIEW IS NOT MANDATORY FOR SUBMISSION.  Application review is by appointment only.  You may schedule a review on all but the first Tuesday of the month, between the hours of 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:30 p.m..  To schedule an appointment, please contact the OMBE at (410) 865-1269.