Archive for June 2011

Avoiding a Fair Use Fiasco

FAIR USE FIASCO – BE CAREFUL USING *ANY* IMAGE ONLINE by Mike Oliver The internet is littered with millions of images – taken by professional and amateur photographers alike, that contain NO identification of the author of the image. In part, this may be because it is not known, and in part it could be…

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Maryland Laws Affecting Contractors Effective July 1, 2011

Maryland Laws Affecting Contractors Effective July 1, 2011 Effective July 1, 2011 certain laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed by the Governor will go into effect. The following Laws may have an impact on your business as a contractor: Senate Bill 120/House Bill 456 – Minority Business Participation This Bill extends the…

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Maryland MBE and DBEs: Online Resources for MBE and DBE Applicants

Numerous online resources exist to assist potential Maryland MBE/DBEs navigate the application process. The following list contains important websites that any potential minority business enterprise or disadvantaged business enterprise should consult prior to filing of an application to the Maryland Department of Transportation. These online resources will assist in clarifying any potential questions that may…

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How to Work with Procurement Officers on MBE Contracts

Contractors in Maryland familiar with State and County procurement have likely experienced the heavy handed scrutiny of their Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”) participation forms contained in their bid submissions. Quite often the procurement officer will reject bids for very minor irregularities in the MBE forms. For example, this law firm represented a contractor who submitted…

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