LARGO, MD – The
Prince George’s County Supplier Development & Diversity Division
announces that a new resolution to the Jobs First Act is in effect that allows
the County to issue temporary County-based certifications to businesses whose
principle place of operation is located in Prince George’s County. The purpose of the temporary certification is
to consider local businesses with certain existing business certifications to
be certified County-based businesses for a period of one year, while undergoing
the normal County-based business certification process.
recognizes that the introduction of new business certification processes can be
confusing and often requires a significant period of transition,” said Sharon
Moore Jackson, acting executive director, Prince George’s County Supplier
Development & Diversity Division.
“We want local businesses to have every opportunity possible to take
advantage of the benefits of the County-based certification.”
Once issued, the
temporary certification will be in place for a period of one year, giving
sufficient time to complete the standard County-based certification process.
Companies interested in temporary County-based certifications must be
headquartered in Prince George’s County and must have an existing Minority
Business Enterprise/Disadvantage Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE) certification
with at least one of the following organizations:
Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council (MD-DC/MSDC)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Presidents’ Education Organization (WPEO)
Business Administration (SBA);
with the U.S. Small Business Administration as a social or economically
disadvantaged business or as a HUBZone small business.
The resolution to
the Jobs First Act regarding temporary certifications will expire July 1,
2015. After this date, temporary
certifications will no longer be issued.
Development & Diversity Division will begin hosting FREE monthly trainings
on the Count-based certification process.
For more information regarding this resolution or the Jobs First Act,
please contact SDDD at 301-883-6480 or visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sddd.