(a) The OSDI shall verify that all entities claiming MBE status for purposes of this chapter have been validly certified by either: the state certification agency designated under the State Finance and Procurement Article, § 14-303(b), Annotated Code of Maryland (or any successor section thereto); or by any other certification program that the Commission determines substantially duplicates the requirements of the state certification agency requirements of the Public Utilities Article, § 20-204(c), Annotated Code of Maryland (or any successor section thereto).
(b) As required by WSSC Chapter 6.05, all firms registered in WSSC’s Supplier Portal System (supplanted the CBR on November 9, 2015) shall provide their MBE status when registering and shall be responsible for the ongoing accuracy of that status.
(c) MBE certifications recognized by the Commission include (but are not limited to) those of the following agencies:
(d) The OSDI reserves the right to disregard the certification of any firm, entity or enterprise found to have violated the purposes of WSSC’s MBE program or a comparable program of another government agency. WSSC may take steps to bar any persons found to have engaged in such a violation from participating in the Commission’s MBE program.