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Office of Procurement

Welcome to The Secretary's Office - Office of Procurement.  The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) procures nearly $2 billion worth of goods and services each year.

We procure a wide range of goods, from vehicle license plate stickers to multi-million dollar container cranes for use at our marine terminals.  We also procure items such as construction, archeological, environmental, maintenance and commodities such as lumber, office equipment and portable stairs to assist in boarding airplanes.

We are truly a procurement organization that is charged with maintaining our state of the art transportation system.

MDOT is comprised of the following modal administrations:

The Secretary's Office (TSO):  www.mdot.maryland.gov

Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA): www.marylandaviation.com

Maryland Port Administration (MPA): www.marylandports.com

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA): www.mta.maryland.gov

Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA): www.mva.maryland.gov

State Highway Administration (SHA): www.marylandroads.com

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA): www.mdta.maryland.gov

Doing business with the State of Maryland

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the State of Maryland.  Please note that the State of Maryland is required to use State contracts for goods and services.  For items not available from State contracts, buyers are encouraged to use the free interactive bidding component of eMaryland Marketplace: www.ebidmarketplace.com.

To receive a contract award from the State, you must be a registered vendor with the eMaryland Marketplace website which is the gateway to bidding opportunities for commodity, construction, architect and engineering, facility, maintenance, human services, Information Technology and related services.

As a registered vendor to eMaryland Marketplace, you will be privileged to many benefits including:

Online Goods and Services Profile:
You can create and maintain your company's goods and services profile with the State. Your online profile will allow you to receive solicitations issued by the State that are in your area of interest.

Instant Notification of Opportunities:
Registered vendors will receive instant, automatic notification via e-mail when a procurement opportunity is issued by State and local government buying organizations in your area of interest.

Solicitations Online: 
You can review and respond to State, and in some cases, local government issued solicitations via the internet without leaving your desk. 

Questions or concerns should be directed to the specific Procurement Officer assigned to the procurement.  Directors and staff are unable to provide information or meet with individuals, as any information discussed and obtained in such meetings that became a part of a solicitation would preclude the individual or firm from participating in the procurement process (State Government Article, Section 15-508).

Information Technology message

A majority of all Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) purchases for Information Technology (IT) services software and hardware are procured through the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) statewide master contracts.  The master contracts are re-competed every few years which opens the opportunity for vendors to bid on the various State of Maryland master contracts. 

On DoIT’s website (http://www.doit.maryland.gov), the CATS II Master Contract for IT Services link has a tab for open solicitations.  In the open solicitations you will find dates for pre-proposal meetings that your company can attend to network with many of the Master Contractors and possibly partner with a contractor on one of the task orders as a subcontractor.  DoIT’s website is where bid opportunities for all State agencies are posted.

Also, an IT Vendor Day is coordinated once a year for MDOT.  Many State agency IT procurement representatives and Prime/Master Contractors attend this event.  Individuals interested in networking and discussing the services your company offers are welcome to attend. 

Please contact Mrs. Betty Mullins-Winegar to register for the IT Vendor Day and for additional information at (410) 865-1328 or bmullins-winegar@mdot.state.md.us.

For assistance with eMaryland Marketplace, contact the Help Desk at (410) 767-1492 or eMaryland@dgs.state.md.us.

We wish your company well in all future endeavors.

Transportation Professional Services Selection Board (TPSSB)

The Transportation Professional Services Selection Board (TPSSB) was authorized in 1974 (Chapter 732, Acts of 1974). When a contract exceeds $200,000, the Board makes recommendations to the Board of Public Works on the award of contracts for architectural or engineering services needed by the Department. Actions of the Selection Board are governed by the Maryland Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services Act - Transportation Agencies (Code State Finance and Procurement Article, secs. 13-301 through 13-323) and the requirements of the State Procurement Regulations (COMAR 21.12.02).

The Board has four members. The Governor appoints two members to five-year terms and, upon recommendation of the Secretary of Transportation, selects one from the Department of Transportation. The Secretary of Transportation serves ex officio. On recommendation of the Secretary the Governor may name an alternate. To learn more, visit http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/24dot/html/24agen.html.

For more information about TPSSB or its monthly meetings, visit TPSSB/Monthly Meetings

Additional Links Related to Procurement

  

Senior Procurement Officers

MDOT Office of Procurement - Frequently Asked Questions

Small Business Programs

eMaryland Marketplace