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Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP)

The Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP) ensures that County departments award 20 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 an opportunity to compete with businesses of similar size and resources for County contracts. Montgomery County-based retailers, construction and trades companies, wholesalers, and service firms are encouraged to participate. DBRC staff meet regularly with County department and agency staff to identify LSBRP procurement opportunities.

 

Executive's message

Picture of County Executive Isiah LeggettNearly 95% of Montgomery County’s companies are considered small businesses. Together, they are a strong and powerful engine that drives our local and regional economy. The Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP) was created to help keep our economic engine running smoothly. Under this program, Montgomery County’s departments and agencies have committed to allocate 20% of their purchases of goods and services for the small business community.

Passage of the Local Small Business Reserve Program (Bill 3-09), along with recent LSBRP Amendments (Bill 23-15) to strengthen the Program, was the result of cooperation between my office, members of the County Council and stakeholders in the business community. It is gratifying that through collaboration we have come together to take a positive step towards ensuring our economic security.

 

Please take a few minutes to read more about the LSBRP and register if your business is eligible for the program.
Signature of County Executive Isiah Leggett
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
 

 

Contact Information

Michael Brown, Program Manager
Montgomery County Local Small Business Reserve Program
255 Rockville Pike, Suite 180, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-9913
Email: lsbrp@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

How to Find a 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.

Registration/Certification

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.

Do I Qualify?

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

Ownership

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.

Location

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 emplyees, or over 50% of the business's gross sales.

Size and Sales 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


 

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