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Opportunity MDOT's Center of Excellence (CoE)


Welcome to Opportunity MDOT's CoE for businesses

Opportunity MDOT's Center of Excellence for businesses is a comprehensive set of services provided by Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) to help small-, minority-, women- veteran-owned and disadvantaged businesses. Opportunity MDOT will help you prepare for potential opportunities under the I-495 & I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program if a build alternative is selected as part of the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.


Through this web-based Center of Excellence, registered businesses can receive:

  • Access to best practices and industry metrics
  • Training programs
  • Networking opportunities with prime contractors
  • Certification preparation assistance
  • Leadership training
  • Research insights
  • Technical support, including a personal success partner
  • Alerts about upcoming events

Opportunity MDOT supports maximizing opportunity for small-, minority-, women-, veteran-owned and disadvantaged businesses and supports prime contractors in achieving, tracking and reporting goal completion for all P3 agreements under the I-495 & I-270 P3 Program.


How to Become Opportunity Ready

The first step to becoming opportunity ready is to register. Register your business by entering your email address and selecting a password. After signing in, Opportunity MDOT's Center of Excellence for businesses invites you to complete an assessment tool to help make your business ready to create partnerships and perform work related to the I-495 & I-270 P3 Program. Additionally, you must register for eMaryland Market Place.


If you seek to become certified as a small-, minority-, women-, veteran-owned and/or disadvantaged business, or if you are already certified, you should register with Opportunity MDOT's Center of Excellence today.

Unsure about registering or have questions? Please feel free to contact us:

Email: OpportunityMDOTp3@mdot.maryland.gov
Toll-free: (855) 223-1251
Local: (410) 514-6441