Government Contracting

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City of Annapolis

The city supports Small and Minority Business Enterprises (SMBE) and has created an environment that stimulates greater procurement participation from all parts of the community with particular emphasis on small, minority and women-owned businesses.

The Economic Development Division helps SMBEs access the resources and information needed to compete for business opportunities with the City of Annapolis, as well as to navigate on to larger government agencies.

The City’s Economic Development Division:

Conducts outreach efforts on an ongoing basis to identify and register small, minority and women-owned businesses interested in supplying goods and services to the City

  • Nurtures partnerships and networks between minority businesses and majority contractors
  • Fosters a positive environment for small, minority, women-owned businesses and state agencies to increase opportunities for minority business enterprises in the state’s procurement system
  • Provides referrals for one-on-one consultation for funding resources

City Bidding Opportunities

The City of Annapolis is proactive in encouraging purchases of goods and services from small, minority- and women-owned businesses, as well as in soliciting participation in City construction bids. All SMBEs are encouraged to respond to theCity’s Invitations for Bids and Requests for Proposals.In addition, the City strongly encourages each contractor and/or supplier with which the city contracts to actively solicit small, minority and women-owned businesses located within the city as subcontractors/suppliers for their projects.

A list of potential SMBE vendors can be identified at Anne Arundel County or Maryland Department of Transportation.

Contracting Resources

The following are business certifications and other resources that can help you to participate fully and fairly in government contracting.