Application Opens: Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Protégé Notification: Friday, July 12th, 2019
— NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: BALTIMORE CITY MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM: PORT COVINGTON – CHAPTER 1B INFRASTRUCTURE —
The new application is attached and also available on the Mayor’s Office of Small Minority and Women Business website. Please feel free to add a link to the application on your organization’s websites and share the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business’ contact details for follow up questions and technical assistance requests. We’re happy to help.
The Baltimore City Mentor-Protege Program: Port Covington will be implemented first during the Chapter 1 B Infrastructure phase of the development project. Applications are now being accepted online and by mail. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.
This cohort of the Baltimore City Mentor- Protégé Program specifically targets firms who specialize in the services required to fulfill the Chapter 1 B Infrastructure Scope of Work including: earthwork and grading, wet utilities, dry utilities, and tradeswork. As you know, Whiting-Turner is the awarded Prime Contractor for Chapter 1 B Infrastructure and the designated Mentor for this phase of the program.
We are forming a FAQ sheet that will be updated ongoing. We also welcome your questions and feedback as you discuss this opportunity with your members. Our goal is constant improvement since this is the first time we are launching this initiative with this framework.
A snapshot of the program criteria is listed below (full content is available on the SMWB website):
To be eligible for selection as a Protégé, a firm must be a:
- Baltimore City Certified M/WBE
- In business for three years, or possess equivalent demonstrated experience
- Perform a task regularly needed by the industry they serve
- Able to make a two-year commitment to the program
Protégé Application Checklist:
- Register to become a Baltimore City certified M/WBE with the Mayor’s Minority and Women Business Opportunity Office
- Register Your Business on Port Covington Development Project Contractor’s Portal
- Complete the Whiting Turner pre-qualification form to be considered for the Chapter 1 B Infrastructure contracting opportunities
- Complete and submit a Mentor-Protégé Program application online or by mail (including all supporting documents) no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- The mailing address is:
Baltimore City Hall
Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business
Third Floor, Office 335
Baltimore, MD 21202
- Submit a narrative of your business experience including short and long term goals, expected benefit from the mentor/protégé relationship, and a description of assistance needed.
- Provide a balance sheet and income statement for the past three fiscal years.
- Provide a business tax return for the past three fiscal years.
- Provide a listing of customers including services performed and amount of gross revenue generated.
- Submit a list of references from three clients and three employees (where applicable).
- Provide a list of expected benefits to be gained from the relationship with the Mentor and the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business.
Please note that ALL Port Covington Development opportunities are publicly posted on the Port Covington Development website. Follow these links to learn about existing contract opportunities and register to receive updates about new opportunities.