Our Strength is in our Numbers... Our Power is in our Unity! 

 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

 2018 Small Business Development Program – GROWTH By Design hosted by Baltimore City Department of Public Works


This 10-week training program includes topics such as pre-qualification, and certification as M/W/DBE company, contract administration, estimating and bidding, and scheduling, to name a few.  The program was designed to assist local M/W/DBEs in become contract-ready for more than $3 billion in utility construction work, including Consent Decree sewer rehabilitation and replacement, and capital improvements under drinking water, stormwater and wastewater programs.

Enrollment is open now through Friday, August 24, 2018

Classes in session: Thursday, September 6 – Thursday, November 15, 2018

To download application, click here

To register, click here

To view schedule, click here

For assistance, call 410-433-2400; email sbd@baltimorecity.gov or visit: https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/smallbusinessdevelopment

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Featured Upcoming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~

Outreach/Business Development Workshop – Doing Business with BWI Marshall Airport hosted by Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Thursday, July 12, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDOT Headquarters, Harry Hughes Conference Room

7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076

To register, call 410-859-7834 or email lBudzynski@bwiairport.com

For more information, click here

Morning Masters Brunch for Entrepreneurs hosted by 
Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the 
Mayor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business  

Saturday, July 21, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum 

4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

Morning Masters is a  community forum presented by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Mayor's Office of Small, Minority and Women Business examining small business development through the lens of health equity and economic inclusion. The forum will convene community leaders, policy makers, and public health experts for a series of conversations on total wellness, business strategy, resource development and neighborhood revitalization. Enjoy a locally catered brunch, fireside chats by featured guests, and networking among the most interesting and disruptive entrepreneurs, artists, activists and community leaders in the region.

The first edition of Morning Masters features special guest Shanti Das. Shanti Das is an accomplished music industry veteran, consultant, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She has sustained the careers of a long list of multi-platinum recording stars from TLC, OutKast, Usher and Prince while working at  LaFace, Columbia, and Universal Motown.  Das is also the founder of the Hip-Hop Professional Foundation and the Silence the Shame Movement where she enlists her deep business network to lead conversations about mental health. In addition to raising awareness she connects individuals to counseling and wellness resources as creator and host of the Silence the Shame Podcast.

This forum will be moderated by Audrey L. Johnson Regional Lead and Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity and Economic Impact for Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Region and Destiny-Simone Ramjohn, Director of  Community Health for Greater Baltimore Kaiser Permanente.

Additional guest speakers will be announced.

To register, click here

 Live! Casino & Hotel Minority Outreach Fair hosted by 
Md. Washington Minority Companies Association
Thursday, July 26, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Live! Casino & Hotel - NEW EVENT CENTER
7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

47th National Meeting and Training Conference hosted by
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Maryland

 Wednesday, August 1, 2018

 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hilton Baltimore, 401 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Join the conversation with COMTO Maryland and transportation leaders and officials from across the nation.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

For more information, contact David Coyne at Dcoyne@jmt.com, Wayne Frazier at WRF@MWMCA.org, Carl Sajous at Carl.Sajous@MVTransit.com or

Meshelle Howard at Mhoward2@mdta.state.md.us

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

To subscribe, click here

Offshore Wind Opportunities

Seeking Small, Minority & Women Owned Businesses

Offshore Wind


Join the Supply Chain Today

Maryland's Offshore Wind Industry has opportunities both onshore and offshore. In fact, onshore jobs are crucial to building a successful supply chain.

Developers and prime contractors are actively looking for minority and women owned businesses right now. Your participation is needed to meet the minority inclusion goals for Maryland's offshore wind project.

Are you wondering if you fit in? Find out by registering in the Supply Chain Portal, hosted by The Business Network for Offshore Wind. There is no cost to register and your information is only provided to developers and primary contractors looking for subcontracting partners. 

Click here to access the Supply Chain Portal

Ofshore Wind turbines

Business Network for Offshore Wind

The "Network" is a nonprofit organization solely focused on the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry and advancement of its supply chain.

Click here to learn more

We're Looking For...

Food & beverages
Radios & antennas

Specialty clothing

Filtration systems

Electrical supplies

Custom IT systems
Safety equipment
Power tools
HVAC equipment
Waste disposal
Diver services
Tug services
Sheet metal fabrication
Paint repair
Storage locations
Welders & welding supplies
Ship repair

Survey services
Crew boat
Hotel accommodations

Vessel manufacturer

Ship builders

Rigging equipment manufacturers

Marine vessel construction

Electrical panel, switchgear, & cabling manufacturer
Machining services
High voltage electrical
Lifting gear
Crane services

Ship chandler

Accommodations for site office personnel

Disposable supplies

Fire protection equipment



Marine gangways, docks, & cleats

Industrial gasses

Sensors & alarm systems

Custom electronic boards

Private hire car service

Water tight enclosures

Diesel generator sets


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Welcome to eMaryland Marketplace

eMaryland Marketplace, Maryland's internet-based procurement system, is a business tool that provides vendors with easy access to State procurement information. Potential bidders can find solicitations on eMaryland Marketplace and submit bids electronically. The system also allows vendors to obtain bid results online once the due date and time for bid submission have passed.

To login to the eMaryland Marketplace,  please click the Register link below


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