RTH Solutions LLC receives Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) by the State of Maryland.
Columbia, MD, October 1, 2015 (Newswire.com) - RTH Solutions LLC, a woman-owned business specializing in, IT Service Management Consulting, Staffing and Training services, received national certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).
MDOT standard of certification is a rigorous process that has included an in-depth review of the business. To be eligible for certification as an MBE firm, a business must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more socially-and economically-disadvantaged individuals and undergo a stringent review process. The eligibility criteria for DBE certification is very similar to that for MBE certification.
"We're honored to receive the MBE, DBE and SBE certifications from MDOT. We believe these certifications will build a strong platform to expand new business opportunities within the state of Maryland as a certified women-owned small business. These certifications allows us to better serve our clients by helping them meet their supplier diversity initiatives. In addition, the certifications exemplifies how RTH Solutions continues to find new ways to drive value for our clients."
Tanisha E. Lockett, Chief Operating Officer
The SBE Program is a race and gender neutral program. Firms with SBE certification may meet business participation goals on federally-funded contracts issued by the USDOT which include contracts administered by the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).
RTH Solutions is certified to provide services under the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes:
- 541512 - Computer Systems Design
- 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
- 541618 - Other Management Consulting Services
- 611420 - Computer Training
- 611519 - Other Technical And Trade Schools
Becoming certified as an MBE and DBE exposes RTH Solutions to work opportunities on State and local government projects within Maryland. When responding to a solicitation, contractors must provide evidence that they met the minority participation goal established on the contract by seeking out and utilizing certified MBE/DBE firms. A contractor can only receive credit toward achievement of such goals if the firm is certified as an MBE (for State-funded contracts) or DBE (for USDOT-funded contracts). The names of all certified MBE/DBE firms appear on MDOT's online directory. The directory is widely used by State agencies, local governments, contractors and the public.
To learn more about RTH Solutions, please visit www.rthsolutions.com.
About RTH Solutions
RTH Solutions is an innovative and rapidly growing service management consulting, staffing and training certified women-owned company. RTH Solutions provides clients with solutions utilizing industry best practices and the know-how to apply them to the client’s business models.
About MDOT Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program
In 1978, Maryland's General Assembly enacted legislation to create a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program to encourage minority-owned firms to participate in the State procurement process. Current MBE law requires agencies to make every effort to achieve an overall minimum goal of 29% of the total dollar value of their procurement contracts directly or indirectly from certified MBE firms.
About MDOT Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program
In 2014, the SBE program was introduced as a race-and-gender neutral program designed to provide contracting opportunities to small businesses on U.S. DOT federally-aided projects with the State Highway Administration (SHA), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), and Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA).