Old Line represents stakeholders before the State legislature to address legislative and budgetary issues of importance to them. Lawmaking is a complex and fluid process requiring experience, relationships, and credibility. Our team has a combined presence of over 70 years with backgrounds in the legislature, the executive branch, the private sector, and government affairs consultation. Our long-standing relationships with legislators from both parties, staff, State agency personnel, and stakeholders provide us with the necessary access within the legislative process.
Clients often find themselves in a reactionary posture to proposed legislation that could negatively impact their business. Additionally, our clients depend upon our ability to proactively advocate on their behalf to change the law.
We consult at all stages along the procurement path, whether the client is a new entrant or seasoned vendor providing products and/or services to the State of Maryland.
Our long-standing bipartisan relationships enable us to advocate our clients’ positions whether they seek to obtain or oppose a contract award.
Alan M. Wilner’s 1984 book “The Maryland Board of Public Works: A History” reads:
“The Board of Public Works is the highest administrative body in the Maryland state government. Consisting of the governor, the comptroller, and the treasurer, it now derives its ultimate authority from the state Constitution and is responsible for the expenditure of all capital appropriations and the superintendence of nearly all state public works projects. Each year it deals with hundreds of millions of dollars; . . . The Maryland Board of Public Works is almost unique in American government. Although some cities have such creatures or variations of it, there is nothing like it either at the federal level or among the other states.
State Agency/ Regulatory Issues
Old Line helps clients navigate the complex maze of bureaucratic obstacles faced by businesses, trade groups, and non-profits alike.
Minority Business Enterprises/Women Business Enterprises/Veterans Owned Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE/VOBE)
Maryland has some of the most stringent MBE/WBE/VOBE procurement requirements in the Country. Businesses of all sizes and origins find Maryland’s MBE/WBE/VOBE procurement laws daunting. We have a proven track record of helping clients with matters related to those requirements.