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  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    • Navigating eMaryland Marketplace Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: Governor's Coordinating Offices 100 Community Place 1st Floor Conference Room Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Hosted by: Governor's Office of Small Minority, and Women Business Affairs

      What exactly is eMaryland Marketplace? Opportunities in the state contracting marketplace are advertised on eMaryland Marketplace. Vendors who want to compete in this arena must register (for free) on this electronic bid board system in order to receive solicitation notices, search for contracting opportunities, submit bids, and obtain bid results. Join us for an in-depth look at how to navigate this valuable tool and make it work for your company. Please bring pen and paper to take notes.

      Our special guest is Cristen Ervin, Training and Outreach Coordinator with the Maryland Department of General Services. She authored many of the eMaryland Marketplace User Guides in place today.

      Who should attend? Small business owners who are ready and able to perform on state-funded contracts.

      What you need to know:
      There is no cost to attend.
      Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
      Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
      Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
      Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
      Café on premises (electronic payment only)

       
       
    • State Procurement 101 Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: Governor's Coordinating Offices 100 Community Place 1st Floor Conference Room Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Hosted By: Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs

      New to state contracting? Start at the beginning. This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. We'll focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company. Please bring pen and paper to take notes.

      Who should attend? Small business owners who want to assess the state contracting arena and gain a better understanding of the procurement process.

      What you need to know:
      There is no cost to attend.
      Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
      Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
      Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
      Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
      Café on premises (electronic payment only)