Purpose: To establish the process by which:
Authority: The Small Business Reserve Program in State Procurement Law mandates that at least 10% of the dollar value of procurements made by designated procurement units be from small businesses at the prime contract level. This amount is a mandate, not a goal. Sections 14-501 – 14-505, State Finance and Procurement Article, Maryland Code.
The designated procurement units are:
Small business means a for-profit business, other than a broker, certified by the Department of General Services as a small business that meets the following criteria:
Small business reserve means procurements for which awards are reserved, or limited, to certified small businesses.
Caveat: A designated procurement unit that is exempt from Division II of the State Finance and Procurement Law calculates its total dollar value of qualified expenditures by including those procurements that are governed by the unit's procurement policies and procedures adopted pursuant to Sections 11-203 or 12-401 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.
Questions may be addressed to:
Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs
6 St. Paul Street, Ste 1502
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Louis L. Goldstein Treasury Building | 80 Calvert Street, Annapolis MD 21401