Office of Small, Minority & Disadvantaged Business 

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Maryland's Official Certification Agency

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is Maryland's official certification agency for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program, and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. We ensure only bona fide MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE firms participate in our program through our comprehensive certification program. Certified firms appear in MDOT's Online Directory of Certified Firms.

Please visit the "Certifications and Forms" page for information on the certification programs and required documentation. Please contact the OMBE office for assistance regarding the certification programs.


Important Messages

The MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Certification Application Assistance Webinar dates for 2021 have been posted. Registration is now open! 2021 MBE/DBE/ACDBE AAW Schedule

Registration for MDOT’s Semi-Annual SBE Certification Workshop and Project Information Sessions are now open ! January 19, 2021. Register Now! 2021 SBE Certification Schedule

As of January 1, 2021 the Personal Net Worth Cap applied to the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program will increase from $1,771,564 to $1,788,677. For more information please click here.

We have been notified of phishing attempts targeting firms listed in our Directory. These phishing attempts include attachments and/or links that are not safe to open/click. If you ever question the validity of any email do not hesitate to contact the Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE).

Email: mbe@mdot.maryland.gov
Phone: 410-865-1269

For more information including application instructions visit the SBA's Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resource Webpage

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