Minority, Female and Disabled-Owned Businesses (MFD) Program

Montgomery County’s MFD Program assists certified minority firms in gaining access to prime contractor and subcontractor opportunities with County government agencies.

Effective October 1, 2021, The Office of Procurement will add the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), “Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business” certification as Disabled. This certification will be added to the Minority, Female and Disabled (MFD) owned business program. This is not the “Veteran Owned”, but “Service-Disabled Veteran Owned” certification. This certification allows service-disabled veterans to qualify under the “disabled” category.


Building a Strong and Vibrant Economy Through Diversity.
The program encourages MFD participation by conducting outreach activities and workshops and providing a forum for businesses to explore individual and joint contracting opportunities. Below are the current goals set for each purchasing category for the total value and life of the contract award:

  Construction Professional Services Non-Professional Services Goods
Current Goals 16% 19% 23% 8%

MFD Numbers - Quick View

To view all MFD data as reported by the Annual report, please see Pro by Numbers.

Certifying Agencies

Agency Program Description Contact
Maryland Department of Transportation Minority Business Enterprise MDOT Directory of Certified MBE and/or DBE firms (MDOT-MBE) 1-800-544-6056
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Federal Small Business Administration 8(a) Program Directory of Certified 8a firms (SBA)-8a 1-202-272-0345
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Federal Small Business Administration Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 1-800-862-8088
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Women's Business Enterprise National Council Women's Business Enterprise Women's Business Enterprise (WBENC) 1-202-872-5515
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Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council Minority Business Enterprise Minority Business Enterprise (MSDC) 1-301-593-5860
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City of Baltimore Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) 1-410-396-4355
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* The definition of Montgomery County’s MFD business is a business that is at least 51% owned, controlled and managed daily by a minority person(s) as defined by county code and regulations to include the following categories: African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, Disabled Persons, and Women. Certifications of any other groups that are outside of these categories will not be accepted.

Contact Information

Alvin Boss, Program Manager
Montgomery County MFD Program
27 Courthouse Square, Ste 330
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-9912
Email: mfd@montgomerycountymd.gov