Certification Services


Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

The WSSC Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program is designed to promote greater availability, contract participation and capacity development by MBEs in WSSC contracts.

Minority Business & Service Disabled Veteran
WSSC

Government Executive Consulting Services (GECS) provides assistance for clients to be approved for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE), and Service Disabled Veteran–Small Local Business Enterprise (SDV-SLBE) Program Certifications.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program

The WSSC Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program is designed to promote greater availability, contract participation and capacity development by MBEs in WSSC contracts. WSSC accepts certification from the following certifying agencies:

  • Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise
  • Prince George’s County Supplier Development & Diversity Division (SDDD)
  • D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD)
  • Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)
  • Women’s President Education Organization (WPEO)
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Program

The WSSC SLBE Program is intended to provide an additional race-and gender-neutral tool for the Commission to use in its efforts to ensure that all segments of its local business community have a reasonable and significant opportunity to participate in WSSC contracting opportunities. The SLBE Program furthers the WSSC’s objective of fostering broad-based competition within the vendor community. The SLBE Program encourages economic growth by offering benefits to small firms headquartered in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

SLBE Criteria

A firm must meet the eligibility criteria set forth below to receive an approved-SLBE designation(s).

  1. A firm must have its principal place of business or a significant employment presence in Montgomery County or Prince George’s County. A firm is considered to have a significant employment presence when twenty-five percent (25%) of the firm’s total number of employees are domiciled in either Prince George’s or Montgomery Counties.
  2. Is an independently-owned and operated for-profit business concern that is not dominant in its field of operation, and that is performing a commercially useful function;
  3. Meets size standard eligibility requirements for Small Business Enterprises as defined under the State of Maryland regulations adopted by the Department of General Services pursuant to State Finance & Procurement; and satisfies the following size requirements:
    • Wholesale operations of the business did not employ more than 50 persons, and the gross sales of the business did not exceed an average of $4,000,000 in its most recently completed three (3) fiscal years;
    • Retail operations of the business did not employ more than 25 persons, and the gross sales of the Business did not exceed an average of $3,000,000 in its most recently completed three (3) fiscal years;
    • Manufacturing operations of the business did not employ more than 100 persons, and the gross sales of the business did not exceed an average of $2,000,000 in its most recently completed three (3) fiscal years;
    • Service operations of the business did not employ more than 100 persons, and the gross sales of the business did not exceed an average of $10,000.000 in its most recently completed three (3) fiscal years;
    • Construction operations of the business did not employ more than 50 persons, and the gross sales of the business did not exceed an average of $7,000,000 in its most recently completed three (3) fiscal years.
    • Architectural and engineering operation of the business did not employ more than 100 persons, and the gross sales of the business did not exceed an average of $4,500,000 in its most recently completed three (3) fiscal years.(Important Notice: Eligibility in the SLBE Program is determined by a firm’s predominate field or industry. An applicant may possess only one (1) SLBE designation in their prevailing industry with WSSC.)
  4. The business has been established for at least one (1) year or the principals of the business must have at least three (3) years of relevant experience prior to forming or joining the business; and
  5. The applicant has not received more than two million dollars ($2,000,000) in WSSC contract payments as a Prime Contractor and Direct Subcontractor on open competition from WSSC in the year preceding the date of the application.
Service Disabled Veteran–Small Local Business Enterprise (SDV-SLBE)

WSSC also recognizes SDV-SLBE in our program. Firms wishing to participate in the SDV-SLBE Program must meet the approval criteria of SLBE firms.

GECS Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE), and Service Disabled Veteran–Small Local Business Enterprise (SDV-SLBE) Program Certification Registration service includes the following:
  • Assessing whether your business meets WSSC’s MBE, SLBE, or SDV-SLBE criteria
  • Registering your entity with WSSC and delivering your entity documents to WSSC Headquarters
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