Office of Construction (Contracts Award & MBE/DBE Section)

Mission Statement: To ensure the accurate and timely Award through Notice to Proceed on formally advertised projects utilizing communication with all SHA divisions and contractors.

Telephone: 443-572-5211 Fax #: 410-787-0985

Responsible for reviewing, processing, and tracking projects from all disciplines of SHA, including Highway Design, Bridge, Traffic, Environmental, Maintenance, Special Projects, Service projects, etc., from Advertisement through Notice to Proceed. Approximately 300 contracts are processed each year.

Also responsible for direct oversight of the Minority Business Enterprise Program on all Construction Contracts including goal setting, Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) approval and correspondence.


  • Review project proposals prior to formal advertisement
  • Advertise all Construction and Maintenance Contracts
  • Review project proposals prior to Bid Letting
  • Lead weekly Bid Lettings in a public forum
  • Bid verification
  • Create the Tabulations of Bids and Bid Analysis Reports
  • Review justification of engineer’s estimate
  • Prepare Board of Public Works packages
  • Notify lowest responsive and responsible bidder of Contract Award
  • Prepare and execute Contract Documents
  • Issue Notice to Proceed
  • Process requests for approval of subcontractor on state and local jurisdiction projects.
  • LAS Administrator for TRNS*PORT
  • Tracking MBE/DBE Data & Statistics
  • Set MBE/DBE goals for SHA Construction and Maintenance contracts prior to advertisement
  • Verify and approve Affirmative Action Plans submitted by contractors