Get Prequalified by The Office of Boards and Commissions (OBC)
All construction-related contractors and design consultants bidding to perform services of $50,000 or more must be prequalified by OBC. To become prequalified consultants and contractors must submit completed applications, which are reviewed by OBC to ensure the applicants have the technical capability and financial capacity to perform satisfactory work for the City.
The newly established Department of Accounts Payable (AP) is responsible for all payments and disbursements made by the City with the exception of payroll and debt management. AP coordinates closely with agency fiscal offices to ensure timely vendor payment.
- How to submit an invoice to the City?
- How to check the payment status in the Supplier Self-Service Portal?
- Helpful Supplier Self-Service Resources
Business Development Tools & Resources
Baltimore Peninsula Sweeten Enterprise Community Engagement Dashboard
An interactive platform detailing the dollars spent on the various phases of the project, including with M/WBE and non-M/WBE businesses, to date on the transformative Baltimore Peninsula Development. You can visit the dashboard by clicking here.
- Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce
- Minority/Women’s Business Enterprise Certification Process
- Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce
- Baltimore Community Lending
- eMaryland Marketplace
- MBE/WBE Directory
- Bureau of Procuerment
- National Association of Women Business Owners, Baltimore Regional Chapter
- Small Business Resource Center
- Baltimore Sourcelink
- Baltimore Development Corporation
- Baltimore Together
- Manufacturing Innovation Hub Cooperative - The MiHUB Co-op provides access, education, opportunities, and shared infrastructure to increase the success of minority manufacturers in the advanced manufacturing industry.
- The WELL is a network of Black women entrepreneurs and leaders who are building a community where we support and learn from one another, grow businesses that create wealth, and push the boundaries of our dreams.
Capacity Building Programs and Partners
- Baltimore City Local Contractor Development Program - designed to assist local companies with technical assistance and bonding as related to construction projects with the Department of Public Works and the Department of Transportation.
- Annual Procurement and Outreach Fair - comprehensive procurement fair featuring workshops, business opportunities, and networking sessions with City buyers for all agencies.
- Women’s Business Forum – an opportunity for businesswomen to meet other businesswomen in and around the City of Baltimore and to hear from various City agencies representatives that procure goods and services that they provide.
- Vendor Seminar Series - to expose business owners to the proper policies, procedures, and processes, including the law for conducting business with the City of Baltimore.
- Small Business Resource Center - a partner that provides training and education in a variety of business development areas.
- Baltimore Development Corporation - advocates for minority inclusion and participation in equity projects utilizing public funding, specifically for the West Side.
- East Baltimore Development, Inc. (EBDI) - partner to link businesses for inclusion in all aspects of the development of the East Baltimore Biotechnology Park.
- Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development - facilitator for those looking to build relationships for business opportunities in the City's housing industry
- Greater Baltimore Committee - partner to bridge the gap between small and large business entities.
- Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Center - Baltimore - The center assists minority-owned manufacturing companies with consulting services, contract and financing opportunities, bonding services, building business-to-business alliances, global/ teaming/joint venture opportunities, and executive training.
- Baltimore Together - is a public-private initiative designed to implement a shared vision of inclusive economic growth, with specific goals, actions, and accountability measures over a 5-year period. This initiative will serve as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Baltimore City.
- Clark Construction Strategic Partnership Program
- DPW Small Business Development Training Program