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Prince George’s County Business Development Reserve Program is Underway, New Lottery to Fill 11 Positions

From September 15 through 26, the Supplier Development & Diversity Division (SDDD) will be accepting applications to enter a lottery to fill 11 vacant positions in the Business Development Reserve Program (BDRP).

The BDRP is a two year business development program pilot in which 50 applicants from five industries were chosen through a lottery system. It was created and designed to encourage and assist County-Based businesses to contract with the County for goods and services.

The application deadline for the BDRP lottery is September 26, 2014. To apply for the BDRP program, please visit http://diversity.mypgc.us. For additional information, contact Ebony Wilkerson, the Business Development Reserve Program Manager, at 301-883-6437-office, 240-412-1601-cell or email at ewilkerson@co.pg.md.us.

To enter the lottery, Supplier qualification requirements include:

  • Supplier must meet the definition of “small business” pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (“COMAR”) 21.01.02.01(80);
  • Suppliers classified as being in the construction industry by Sector 23 of the current edition of the NAICS codes, the supplier must meet the federal definition of “small business concern” in Part 121 of Title 13 of the Code of Federal Regulations;
  • The business must be small according to the size standards for small business concerns as determine by the business’ NAICS codes;
  • Minority businesses participating in the program must be certified by one of the authorized third party certifiers currently used by the County;
  • The business must have been in business for at least two years;
  • Total revenues must not exceed $10 Million;
  • Suppliers must meet County based business certification requirements per Section 10A-161 of the County Code.

In addition, BDRP participants are required to complete a training program consisting of a set of core courses designed to enhance their business development and capacity.

The official Kickoff Reception for the BDRP will take place in October 2014. Once finalized, more details will be posted.

The BDRP program is being administered and facilitated on behalf of the County by CMT Services, Inc., a certified County-Based, woman-owned business.

To apply for the BDRP program, please visit http://diversity.mypgc.us. For additional information, contact Ebony Wilkerson, the Business Development Reserve Program Manager, at 301-883-6437-office, 240-412-1601-cell or email at ewilkerson@co.pg.md.us.

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