The Prince George’s County Office of Central Services announces the August Training Event for the Minority Business Development Division (MBDD) entitled, “Doing Business With The Federal Government,” at the Surratts-Clinton Branch Library, 9400 Piscataway Road in Clinton, MD on Wednesday, August 17 from 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. Additionally, MBDD launched its inaugural newsletter, MBDD News, as a source of information directed at small, local, and minority-owned businesses to promote the agency’s resources, opportunities, and other public events.
“To create jobs for Prince George’s County residents, it is critical that our small and minority-owned businesses thrive. And in order for our businesses to thrive, they must be able to compete,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “By creating and promoting events such as ‘Doing Business with the Federal Government,' and routinely sending out newsletters , the Prince George’s County Minority Business Development Division, under new Executive Director Roland Jones, is aggressively educating our business community to help them create jobs, opportunities, and wealth for Prince George’s County residents.”
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time: 6 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Location: Surratts-Clinton Branch Library
Address: 9400 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735
“Doing Business with the Federal Government” is free and open to the public.
Click here to register . For more information, please contact Sam Gaillard at 301-883-6480.
During this event, attendees will learn:
Federal government resources available to the business community;
Advantages of certification for various federal government procurement preference programs;
How to get in the door to do business with the federal government;
Sources for prime and subcontracting opportunities;
What to keep in mind when submitting a bid;
Where the federal government spends contracting dollars;
Products and services purchased by the federal agencies;
Overall better understanding of the procurement process.
The Minority Business Development Division (MBDD) , located within the Office of Central Services, promotes the development of minority business opportunities within Prince George’s County by offering aggressive business advocacy, training, procurement guidance and professional expert referrals to minority business enterprises.
Charged under Prince George’s County Law to serve the interests of the minority business community, MBDD assists in structuring procurement procedures and activities to facilitate and encourage the award of at least thirty percent (30%) of the total dollar value, directly or indirectly, to minority business enterprises. The value of subcontracts with minority business enterprises is included in the computation of the above dollar value.
The County’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program is strongly committed to ensuring that contracting opportunities and awards are available to the MBE community. Since 2003, the County has awarded more than $40 million (per year) to minority and female owned businesses.