The Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs' Fraud Hotline was created for the purpose of reporting violations to procurement laws: specifically as related to Chapter 293, Laws of Maryland 2009 (codified as §14-308. State Finance and Procurement Article (SFP). Annotated Code of Maryland). If you suspect a firm has fradulently received certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), contact the MBE Certification Fraud Hotline at 1-844-419-5372.
SPF §14-308 prohibits a contractor from identifying a certified MBE in a bid or proposal without requesting, receiving, or obtaining the MBE’s authorization to identify the MBE in the proposal or bid or notifying the MBE of its inclusion prior to the execution of the contract; and failing to use the MBE’s services to perform the contract. Additionally, the contractor may not pay the MBE solely for the use of its name in the bid or proposal.
You should report any instances where;
To process an allegation, we need you to provide as much identifying information as possible regarding the details of what occurred. The following information would be helpful:
By Telephone: FRAUD HOTLINE:410-697-9611
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Crownsville, MD 21032
Toll Free: 877-558-0998