Certification Services

Montgomery County Minority Business

Montgomery County’s procurement regulations encourage departments and agencies to actively and aggressively recruit certified MFD to provide goods, services (professional and non-professional) and construction services for the performance of Montgomery County government functions.

Minority Business Enterprise
Montgomery County, Maryland

Government Executive Consulting Services (GECS) provides assistance for clients to be approved for the Montgomery County Minority, Female and Disabled-Owned Businesses (MFD) Program Certification.

A Minority, Female and Disabled-Owned Businesses (MFD) is a business that is at least 51% owned, controlled and managed daily by a minority person(s) as defined by state, county, and federal laws to include the following categories: African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, Disabled Persons, and Women.

Vendors must be a certified MFD business to participate in Montgomery County’s MFD program. The MFD program refers to the county’s legal authority to provide a certain percentage of all contracts and procurement activity for participation by certified MFD businesses.

To participate in Montgomery County’s Minority Business Program, a firm must be certified by one of the six agencies listed below:
  • MD Dept. of Transportation
  • VA Dept. of Small, Women & Minority Owned Business Program
  • Federal Small Business Administration
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council
  • City of Baltimore
GECS Montgomery County Minority, Female and Disabled-Owned Businesses (MFD) Program Certification Registration service includes the following:
  • Assessing whether your business meets Montgomery County’s MFD’s criteria
  • Registering your entity with Montgomery County’s online portal
  • Uploading entity documents to Montgomery County’s online system