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Prequalification Procedures

Architects, landscape architects and engineers who plan to submit expressions of interest to work on Baltimore County projects must prequalify. Note: The three disciplines listed must be licensed by the State of Maryland.

To receive the prequalification reminder notice via e-mail, please subscribe to our e-mail distribution list.

Annual Prequalification Review

The County sends out e-mail prequalification notification reminding consulting firms to establish, or renew, their prequalification for the coming Prequalification Cycle, which runs from August 1 to July 31 to following year. Consultants also may prequalify for a specific project prior to the project's submittal date.

Prequalification Expires Annually On July 31

  • Prequalification forms are accepted throughout the Prequalification Cycle (August 1 to July 31) the following year. The prequalification submittals are valid only for the particular cycle in which it was submitted.
  • Irregular submittals are sent a courtesy letter for correct information needed, as long as the prequalification submittal is not with a specific project submittal.
  • Firms that submit prequalification forms with a project submittal, run the risk of being eliminated from the project due to an incorrect prequalification submittal. We strongly suggest early prequalification.
  • View the requirements of Minority and Women owned businesses.
  • View the list (PDF) of current prequalified firms.

In Order to Prequalify

You must submit a Standard Form SF254 (PDF) and a County 101-A form (PDF) with a copy of the appropriate Maryland professional licenses. These forms provide background information about the nature of your firm and the projects it has completed. Where the word "Federal" or "Government" is used on the form, it shall be construed to mean "County". These forms must be mailed with an original signature. Faxed copies are not accepted.

Send the completed forms to:

Chief of Design
Bureau of Engineering and Construction
County Office Building, Room 219
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204

Telephone: 410-887-3788

If you cannot download a copy of the County 101-A (PDF) form, you may also obtain a copy by writing or calling us at the above address.

Important Notice: Original signatures are required on the SF254 (PDF) form.

Revised March 19, 2014

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