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Minority and Womens Business Enterprise Program

The Minority and Women's Business Enterprise (MBE and WBE) program was established to increase MBE and WBE participation in Baltimore County contracts. The County's overall goal is to have 23 percent of the cumulative total of all discretionary dollars spent in a fiscal year of County procurements awarded to/performed by MBE and WBE firms. This will increase to 30 percent in fiscal year 2026.


Baltimore County doesn’t certify minority and women businesses. We accept certifications from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Minority Business Enterprise and the Baltimore City Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office for the County’s MBE and WBE subcontracting program.

If you want to count up to 50 percent of the subcontract goal using your own workforce as a MBE or WBE prime contractor, you must complete the appropriate forms as part of the bid and proposal response. All MBE and WBE bid forms are available under the Compliance and Monitoring section.

Compliance and Monitoring

The Executive Order is the culmination of an extensive evaluation of existing practices and a collaborative effort between contractors, subcontractors and County purchasing officials. It advocates to develop better reporting methods, target specific industry sectors, foster more effective partnerships and provide assistance in conducting business with the County.


Minority Participation Affidavit Form PB040

Reporting for Prime Contractors and Sub-Contractors

Baltimore County Funded Projects

  • Prime Contractors will report payments to minority and women subcontractors using the MBE and WBE Compliance Portal to comply with the terms and conditions of their Baltimore County contract in accordance with the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Requirement.
  • Subcontractors will verify and acknowledge receipt of payments for work performed on County contracts via the MBE and WBE Compliance Portal.

Federal and State Funded Projects

  • Baltimore County, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Projects—Prime contractors or consultants may use firms that have been certified by either Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) or Baltimore City's Minority Business Certification program.
  • State Highway Administration (SHA) Projects—Prime Contractors or Consultants must use firms that have been certified by MDOT.

Edit vendor and user profiles

Use the steps below to edit your vendor profile or add and edit users.

Vendors to Submit Periodic Reports

Use the steps below to submit reports.


Reporting Questions

For questions regarding the MBE and WBE compliance reporting, contact the MBE Office at 410-887-3407 or

Disparity Studies

Baltimore County commissioned Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd. to conduct a Disparity Study. The final report assesses the County’s use of minority and women-owned business enterprises on contracts issued for construction, architecture and engineering, professional services, and goods and services.

Download the Baltimore County Disparity Study.

Watch the recorded meeting.

Procurement Assistance

Learn more about procurement assistance.

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Contact Us

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: MWBE Program

105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Room 300
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Program Manager

Andrea Williams


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