In the State of Maryland, new MBE laws went into effect in October 2009. If you are bidder on Maryland state construction projects, are a minority contractor, or otherwise deal with minority contractors, you should be aware of such changes.
Most important to note is that Contractors bidding on Maryland state construction projects are prohibited from including a certified MBE in a bid or proposal without requesting, receiving or obtaining the MBE's authorization to do so. The contractor must also actually use the MBE's services to perform the contract.
Click the title link above for a summary of the new laws.
If you have any questions regarding MBE or construction law generally in Maryland or D.C., please contact me at Evans@cbknlaw.com.