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

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

 Prequalification Overview and Revisions Workshop hosted by 
Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Purchasing Division
Thursday, July 27, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
938 York Road, Towson, MD 21204


Baltimore County Department of Public Works (DPW), Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS), Property Management (PM), Public Schools (BCPS) and the Purchasing Division is hosting the prequalification workshop (PDF) to inform potential bidders of the revisions impacting Capital Improvement and Professional Services contracting opportunities. The workshop will also include bonding prequalification with the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA). Networking opportunity will also be available.


To view agenda and to register, click here


2017 Enterprising Women Event hosted by 
Baltimore Business Journal

Friday, August 4, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 9:30a.m.
Hilton Baltimore, 401 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Join the Baltimore Business Journal for a special panel discussion with four successful women about career development and leadership. They will share what drives them to succeed and how you too can achieve in your chosen profession.

To view a list of panelists and to register, click here


2017 Vacants to Value: Baltimore Builds Expo hosted by
 Baltimore Housing

Saturday, August 5, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 Coppin State University, Talon Center
2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

The expo is geared to provide resources to persons considering purchasing City-owned vacant properties for homeownership, investment, green space and more.

To view flier, click here

To download sponsorship and exhibitor form, click here

For information regarding exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, call 410-396-4111 or email: howard.tutman@baltimorecity.gov


For a list of more upcoming events, click here


Invitation to Contractors

For Stormwater Construction Opportunities

Baltimore City has construction opportunities in the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit compliance program. The purpose of the MS4 program is to design and construct stormwater management, stream restoration, stream repairs, environmental site design (ESD’s), water quality retrofit, and lot greening projects to achieve compliance with the City’s MS4 permit. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Engineering and Construction invites all non-prequalified contractors interested in bidding on future stormwater and environmental restoration construction contracts to apply for prequalification. The contractors are required to be prequalified for specific prequalification category listed below to bid for the contract:

Types of Contract

Pre-qualification codes

Structural / Traditional BMPs

D028000 Landscaping

F02200 Earthwork and Site Preparation

G90045 Clearing and Grubbing

DO2620 Curb,Gutter and Sidewalk

G90061 Tree Removal and Pruning

ESD Practices

D028000 Landscaping

F02200 Earthwork and Site Preparation

Alternative BMPs (Stream Restoration)

G90128 Urban Stream Restoration

D028000 Landscaping

F02200 Earthwork

G90045 Clearing and Grubbing

DO2620 Curb,Gutter and Sidewalk

DO2240 Erosion Control

G90061 Tree Removal and Pruning

Alternative BMP (Other – Impervious Area Removal

D028000 Landscaping

F02200 Earthwork

G90045 Clearing and Grubbing

DO2620 Curb,Gutter and Sidewalk

G90061 Tree Removal and Pruning

Prequalified contractors will have upcoming bidding opportunities, minority business opportunities, and will be eligible in submitting bids for Baltimore City’s projects. The prequalification process is simple. Apply soon because it takes time to become prequalified and bidding opportunities are coming soon.

Please visit our website http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/Contractor-Consultant-Prequalification or contact Mr. Kumasi Vines at below to learn more about Baltimore City’s prequalification requirements.

Office of Boards and Commissions

Department of Public Works

4 S. Frederick St., 4th Floor

(410) 396-6883

kumasi.vines@baltimorecity.gov

MS4 Projects to be advertised in the next 6 months:

Project #

Project Name

Anticipated Advertisement

Contract Duration

Approximate Value

Project Type

ER 4125

Environmental Restoration Project 9

June 2017

1 Year

$1M - $2M

Impervious Area Removal

ER 4021 (SC 910)

Chinquapin Run Stream Restoration #1

July 2017

2 Years

$8M - $10M (Stream Portion)

Stream Restoration / Sanitary

SC955

Powder Mill Run Stream Restoration/ Sanitary Improvment Project

July 2017

14 Months

$3M - $4M (Stream Portion)

Stream Restoration / Sanitary

ER 4028

Western Run at Kelly Avenue

August 2017

1 Year

$3M - $4M

Stream Restoration

ER 4031

Franklin Town Blvd Culvert Stream Restoration

August 2017

1 Year

$3M - $4M

Stream Restoration

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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

                                                      https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso/

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