Montgomery County’s Office of Procurement will add the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ “Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business” certification to the County’s Minority, Female and Disabled (MFD) owned business program starting Friday, Oct. 1. The certification allows service-disabled veterans to qualify with a preference under the “disabled” category when competing for County contracts.
The certification for “Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business” is different from the “Veteran Owned” certification.
The new certification will expand the MFD program to accept certifications in the following six categories:
- Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (Minority Business Enterprise)
- City of Baltimore (Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office)
- Federal Small Business Administration (8(a) Program)
- Maryland Department of Transportation (Minority Business Enterprise)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business)
- Women's Business Enterprise National Council (Women's Business Enterprise)
“Montgomery County has made the important decision to include Service-Disabled Veterans as part of their MFD Certification Program.” said Wes Guckert, founder, president and CEO of The Traffic Group, Inc. “As a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business certified by the Small Business Administration/Department of Veterans Affairs, we are thrilled to be able to take advantage of this opportunity to do work for Montgomery County if the opportunity presents itself.”
For questions regarding Montgomery County’s MFD program, contact Alvin Boss at email@example.com.
Learn more about the MFD program at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pro.