Protests & Submission Guidelines
Board Submission Process
The deadline for submissions to the Board of Estimates deadline is Tuesdays at 12:00 noon to be included on the agenda for two weeks ahead of the meeting.
On March 20, 2019, the Board of Estimates adopted the Regulations on Procurement, Protests, Minority, and Women-owned Business Enterprise and Debarment/Suspension (Regulations) effective July 01, 2019. Pursuant to Section II. Protest Regulations, the Resolution on the Regulations of Board Meetings and Protests adopted by the Board on January 22, 2014, was repealed effective July 1, 2019.
A protest is a written challenge to the award of a bid to a particular bidder that has been presented to the Board of Estimates on an agenda for a vote. Anyone submitting a protest must be registered as a procurement lobbyist with the Board of Ethics in accordance with Baltimore City Ethics Code, §8-12.
Please submit all protests to the Board of Estimates Clerk by noon the Monday before the Board of Estimates item is being heard. Protests received after the noon deadline may not be considered.
Statement of Opposition
Members of the public can submit statements of opposition to the Board of Estimates.
A Statement of Opposition means a written statement by a member of the public expressing opposition to an item presented on a Board of Estimates agenda for a vote, provided that the person submitting the statement of opposition is a City resident or taxpayer, or a spokesperson for a City resident or taxpayer, or is directly and specifically affected by a pending matter or decision of the Board, and (d) that is distinct from a Protest.
Please submit all statements of opposition to the Board of Estimates Clerk by noon the day before the Board of Estimates item is being heard. Statements must indicate the name of the item and the reasoning for the opposition. Please include your full name, phone number, and indicate if you wish to speak at the Board meeting.
Email the Clerk at BOE.Clerk@baltimorecity.gov.
Statement of Support
Members of the public can also submit statements of support to the Board of Estimates. Statements of support can come from anyone in the public in support of any item listed on the stated Board of Estimates agenda.
Email statements of support to the Board of Estimates Clerk by noon the day before the Board of Estimates meeting at BOE.Clerk@baltimorecity.gov. Please indicate if you would like to address the Board or only have your statement of support noted.