Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP)


The Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP) ensures that County departments award 25 percent (with specified exceptions) of their procurements for goods, services and construction to registered and certified local, small businesses. The program assists County departments in identifying solicitations appropriate for LSBRP competition and allows local, small vendors (including non-profits) an opportunity to compete with businesses of similar size and resources for County contracts. Montgomery County-based retailers, construction and trades companies, wholesalers, service firms, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to participate. DBRC staff meet regularly with County department and agency staff to identify LSBRP procurement opportunities.

ATTENTION: As part of the County Executive’s efforts to assist local small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 recession, the Director of Procurement will require all Informal solicitations to be reserved under the Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP), starting on April 1st, 2021.


Montgomery County Government, in collaboration with Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Housing Opportunities Commission, announces the release of the Inter-Agency Central Vendor Registration System (CVRS). This web-based registration system is available for companies who are interested in providing goods and services to one or more of 4 county agencies' procurement offices. It allows potential vendors to create and maintain their registrations at no financial cost, ensuring county agencies always have up-to-date vendor information. Please visit CVRS to register.

How to Find an LSBRP Vendor

Montgomery County vendors are registered through the Inter-Agency Central Vendor Registration System (CVRS). Please visit CVRS to search for businesses registered in the Local Small Business Reserve Program.

Do I Qualify for LSBRP?

Eligibility for the LSBRP is determined by ownership type, location, number of employees and gross sales.


Independently-owned businesses only; brokers and subsidiary businesses are not eligible. A federal tax number or W-9 in the name of the business is required.


The business must have its principal place of business in Montgomery County defined as follows:
  • The business has its physical business location(s) only in Montgomery County; or
  • The business has physical business locations both in and outside of the County, but the County-based location(s) accounts for over 50% of the business's total number of employees, or over 50% of the business's gross sales.

Sales and Size Criteria

The size and annual revenue thresholds for all business types were recently expanded to encourage greater participation by Montgomery County businesses. The chart below shows current criteria by business category.

Business Type Employee Limit OR Prior 3 years' Average Sales
Retail 30 or $5,000,000
Wholesale 30 or $5,000,000
Services 100 or $10,000,000
Construction 50 or $14,000,000
Manufacture 40 or $14,000,000

Documents and Resources

Contact Information

Michael Brown, Program Manager
Montgomery County Local Small Business Reserve Program
27 Courthouse Square, Ste 330, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-9913
Email: [email protected]