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Supplier Diversity Programs

“Our diversity is our strength in Baltimore County.  We will continue to strive for more inclusionary practices and policies so that every resident enjoys a high quality of life,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski. Learn more about opportunities for businesses in the private sector.



Important Notice

Vendors conducting business with Baltimore County may need to be registered with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). For information on whether registration is required, call SDAT at 410-767-1340. Baltimore County verifies the company's status with SDAT and may require the successful bidder to submit a Good Standing Certificate, also known as a "Certificate of Status," issued by the SDAT's Charter Division and State of Organization.

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 (PDF).

Watch the recorded meeting.

Training and Outreach

The Office of Budget and Finance, Purchasing Division regularly schedules procurement outreach events to provide an opportunity for vendors to:

  • Gain an understanding of the purchasing process
  • Meet the County buyers and ask questions
  • Learn about bid opportunities with the County
  • Review a list of current contracts
  • Network with other vendors
  • Participate in other business workshops, seminars and conferences

Outreach attendance is not required in order to participate in the Baltimore County procurement process.

Workshops and Seminars

The MBE office holds and promotes a series of informational workshops and seminars held by the County and other jurisdictions to assist small and minority owned businesses. Visit our calendar of events for an up-to-date schedule.

View the MDOT MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Certification Application Assistance workshop schedule.

Contact Information

The office is located at 400 Washington Avenue in Towson, Maryland 21204.

Carla Tucker, Minority and Small Business Marketing Manager
Phone: 410-887-3119
Fax: 410-832-8500

Warren H. Squirewell, Minority Business Enterprise Officer
Phone: 410-887-3415
Fax: 410-828-7914

Lashelle Wright, Compliance Reporting Helpdesk
Phone: 410-887-3407

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Revised July 7, 2022         


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