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 


The Md. Washington Minority Contractors Association (MWMCA) hosted its 15th Annual Spring Breakfast Meeting and Business Showcase Expo on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Martin’s West.  MWMCA hosts this annual meeting to bring together business leaders, owners, public leaders, government, and private institutions to recognize the inclusive work that they have been involved in throughout the year.  Paul E. Taylor (Director, Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business) received the Most Dedicated Local Government Administrator for Minority Business Enterprise Award.

To view full honorees list, click here

To view business showcase expo exhibitors list, click here

To view event photos, click here

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

Ready, Set, GROW! Howard County hosted by 
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Howard Community College, Health Sciences Building, Room HSB 150 
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

Join the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs for an overview of how our small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work.  You will hear what buyers are looking for right now, and what's in the pipeline. Connect with state procurement officers as well as resource partners and organizations that can help your small business thrive.

To register, click here

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820

Maryland Small Business Week Awards Luncheon hosted by
U.S. Small Business Administration – Baltimore District Office
Thursday, June 7, 2018
 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

To view flier and list honorees, click here

To register, click here

Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spirit of Baltimore
561 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

For more information, call 410-837-7101.

2018 City of Baltimore Design and Construction Presentation hosted by
Departments of General Services, Housing and Community Development, Recreation 
and Parks, Public Works and Transportation
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
War Memorial Building
101 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Baltimore City Departments of General Services, Housing and Community Development, Public Works, Recreation and Parks, and Transportation cordially invite you to attend the fifteenth annual Design and Construction Presentation. This is a presentation for projects that will be advertised within the 2019 fiscal year.


9:00 a.m. – 10:00a.m. – Opening Statements and Agency Presentations

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Guest Speakers: Graduates of the Baltimore City Department of Public Works Small Business Development Program

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Networking

Parking is available at the following garages for a fee: 

Lexington Street Garage, 510 E. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 (located across the street from War Memorial Building)

Baltimore Street Garage, 15 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202 (located across the street from City Hall). 

Limited metered street parking is available in the surrounding area. Parking meters must be paid.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

If you have any questions, please call Tonorah Houston-Burgee at 410- 396-4041 or email: dpwcontractadmin@baltimorecity.gov.

For a list of more upcoming events, 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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