As the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) strives to provide travelers with congestion relief through the I-495 & I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program, the agency has created a source for small, minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses and disadvantaged businesses to access valuable resources.
The goal of Opportunity MDOT is to help strengthen and grow Maryland’s businesses, workforce and economy for generations – one opportunity at a time. In addition, more diverse, inclusive teams foster innovative ideas, broaden stakeholder involvement and successfully deliver transportation projects in new and better ways.
Opportunity MDOT is engaging and empowering small businesses and job seekers to access training, advisory services and advanced industry resources like never before.
Center of Excellence
The Center of Excellence is an online information hub and inclusion gateway for business owners and job seekers. It provides web-based tools for those who want to prepare for potential opportunities to work with MDOT and the I-495 & I-270 P3 Program (should a build alternative be selected as a recommended preferred alternative).
The first step is to register!
By registering with Opportunity MDOT, small businesses can get:
- An assessment of business operations
- An assigned 1:1 success partner
- Awareness of contracting opportunities
- Invitations to matchmaking, networking and workshop events
Job Seekers (Coming Soon)
Job seekers can get:
- An automated personal assessment
- Recommendations to training partners
- Awareness of job opportunities
Opportunity MDOT hosted a Kick-Off Workshop for business owners on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland College Park campus. Attendees learned what steps they should take so they're prepared for upcoming opportunities related to MDOT’s I-495 & I-270 P3 Program (if a build alternative is selected).
Missed the Kick-Off Workshop? Click below to see the presentation.
Get Started Now
Small, minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses and disadvantaged businesses are strongly encouraged to obtain MDOT certifications now. This will prepare your business to participate in the I-495 & I-270 P3 Program if a build alternative is selected as part of the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lane Study under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
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