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MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

MDOT’s Office of Small and Minority Business Policy 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
  • review of the complete application process
  • an indepth look at the Uniform Certification Application (link provided below)
  • answers to the most common application questions

We will also take 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 one-on-one with a certification expert and ask questions that are specific to their company. 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.

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 PM.  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
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. - in addition to the morning sessions, evening sessions are also held during the months of 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
Registration:Click here to register

SBE ONLY Application Assistance Workshop

Workshops are held on the third Tuesday of every quarter at MDOT Headquarters in Hanover, MD.  Content includes:

  • an examination of the eligibility standards
  • review of the application process
  • answers to the most common application questions
  • an overview of marketing tips and contract opportunities

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

What: SBE Application Assistance Workshop
Please complete a registration form for each individual attending the workshop.
When:Third Tuesday of each quarter
Time:10:00 a.m.
Where:MDOT Headquarters - use link below for directions
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD  21076
Photo ID required at Security Desk
Cost:Free
Registration:Click here to register

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. 

* 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 and select the list for your business structure (i.e. LLC, Corporation or Sole Proprietorship), to ensure that all of the required documents are included. 

Optional Application Review

OMBE staff members are also available to conduct a preliminary review of your application packet at MDOT Headquarters, every Tuesday during regular business hours (excluding the first Tuesday of the month), and by appointment ONLY.  To schedule an appointment, please call (410) 865-1269. 

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