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Memorandum of Understanding with the Maryland Public Service Committee
On February 6, 2009, BGE and nine other Maryland utilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Maryland Public Service Commission stating their intention to strive for a 25% diversity spend. It states that the utilities will "voluntarily develop, implement and consistently report on their activities and accomplishments in promoting strategy designed to create viable and prosperous women, minority and service-disables-veteran-owned enterprises by providing them with the maximum opportunity to participate in and compete for contracts and subcontracts in the [utilities'] supply chain for goods and services and to encourage and assist, when reasonable, [their] Prime Contractors to develop plans to increase the utilization of diverse suppliers as subcontractors."
The original signatories are:
  • Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
  • Delmarva Power & Light Company
  • The Potomac Edison Company dba Allegheny Power
  • Potomac Electric Power Co.
  • Washington Gas Light Company
  • Verizon Maryland Inc.
  • Qwest Communications Company, LLC
  • XO Communication Services Inc
  • First Transit's BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Shuttle Bus Contract
  • Association of Maryland Pilots

Helpful Links

  1. BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®
  2. Minority Supplier Development Council
  3. Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  4. National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  5. U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  6. National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  7. Maryland Washington Minority Contractors Association (MWMCA)
  8. Maryland Governor's Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA)
  9. Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
  10. Maryland Public Service Commission
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