May 3, 2023

Office of Procurement ‘Meet the Primes’ Expo on Tuesday, May 9, in Silver Spring Will Provide Opportunities for Businesses

Montgomery County local businesses seeking opportunities to become subcontractors for larger entities will be able to meet with more than 50 prime contractors, government agencies and local resources on Tuesday, May 9, when the County Department of Procurement holds a “Meet the Primes” expo from 9 a.m.-noon at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

There is no charge to attend the expo. The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at 1 Veterans Pl. in Downtown Silver Spring.

The expo-style event will not have panels, presentations or speeches. It is primarily a networking event for local businesses to exchange experiences, available skills and needs. The prime contractors will have exhibit tables and the attendees can meet them during the event.

The event will provide opportunities for businesses that participate in Montgomery County’s Minority, Female and Disabled-Owned (MFD) Business Program.

“We are thrilled to host this event,” said Montgomery County Procurement Director Ash Shetty. “It provides an opportunity for subcontractors to meet with prime contractors and local procurement offices. Many attendees will be local small businesses, minority, female and disabled-owned businesses seeking subcontracting opportunities. The prime contractors that will be exhibitors all have a current contract with Montgomery County, making this a great networking opportunity for all participants.”

Although the event is free, those planning to attend are asked to register in advance. Walk-ins will be welcomed. To register, use the form here.

The more than 50 exhibitors will include:
  • Prime contractors who currently have a contract with Montgomery County, such as Clark Construction, AT&T and Montage Marketing Group.
  • Procurement representatives from organizations such as Montgomery College, Baltimore County Public Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools and WSSC Water.
  • Chamber of Commerce and business organizations such as the Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery County Business Center and the Maryland Women’s Business Center.
For additional information about the event, visit or contact Bethany Manimbo of the County’s Department of Procurement at