About

Sharon M. JacksonActing Executive Director
1400 McCormick Drive, Suite 281
Largo, Maryland 20774

Contact: Elzonia Smith
301-883-6480
Fax: 301-883-6479

Mission

To maximize procurement opportunities with Prince George’s County-based, register certified Local, Small Minority Business Enterprises (LSMBE) as suppliers, prime contractors and subcontractors of superior products and services to the citizenry of Prince George’s County.  We encourage the private sector and local governments to aggressively engage with LSMBEs to develop relationships that can lead to economic growth for the County.

Who We Are

SDDD's organizational reach also comprises:

  • Communications
  • Public Policy
  • Public/Private partnerships
  • Legislative
  • Business Development
  • Advocacy

What We Do

SDDD is the primary advocate for local, small, minority and veteran-owned businesses seeking to do business with Prince George's County and the region.

SDDD accepts certification from the State of Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the Maryland-District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development council (MD-DC/MSDC), the Department of Veterans Affair (VA) and the Women Presidents' Education Organization (WPEO/WBENC), provided the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) meets the established requirements.

Commitment to Local, Small, & Minority Business Enterprises

Photo of County Executive Rushern L. BakerPrince George's County is committed to creating and maintaining a world-class Local Small Minority Business Enterprise Program, and providing qualified and certified businesses equal access to Prince George's County procurement opportunities.

Prince George's County Code, Section 10A-136, requires the County Purchasing Agent to structure the procurement procedures and activities of the County to facilitate and encourage the award of at least thirty percent (30%) of the total dollar value of all County contracts awarded, directly or indirectly, to minority business enterprises. The County government actively encourages Local Small Minority Business Enterprises (LSMBEs) that provide quality products and services at competitive pricing to participate in our contracting and subcontracting activities. We believe in the value of a well-rounded business base.

We applaud the key role that LSMBEs play in the advancement of the national and local economy. LSMBEs are an essential element in the County's strategy for providing our customers and community with the most innovative customer focus service possible. The benefits that LSMBEs provide in the form of cost savings, innovations, quality, and integrity allow Prince George's County to provide the citizens of the County with best in class products and services.

We are committed to researching and recruiting the best LSMBEs to provide the products and services necessary for the successful operation of the County. We currently and will continue developing long-term relationships with LSMBEs, and we believe that creating a competitive, inclusive procurement environment will lead to more innovative solutions.

A strong Local Small Minority Business Enterprise Program allows Prince George's County to continue our commitment to economic development by increasing economic opportunities for LSMBEs. If you qualify as a LSMBE and are interested in doing business with Prince George's County, please visit the Supplier Development and Diversity Division web page and register.

Sincerely,

Rushern L. Baker, III
County Executive