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MDOT Office Of Procurement-Frequently Asked Questions

1)      Where can I obtain Procurement Opportunities?

a.      To receive email notifications of procurement opportunities within your area of expertise, you must register on eMaryland Marketplace at https://ebidmarketplace.com, Maryland’s web-based procurement system.  For registration assistance, contact the Department of General Services at (410) 767-1492.  For potential opportunities valued at less than $15,000, you should contact the procurement officer for that specific area of work. 

2)      Are there any programs available for Small Businesses?

a.      Yes, the State of Maryland has a Small Business Reserve Program.  This program requires that seventy-four participating State agencies, including all MDOT modal administrations, structure their procurement processes so that at least 15 percent of their total procurement dollars are spent with qualified small businesses.

b.      An unofficial copy of the legislation is available on the Maryland General Assembly website at http://mlis.state.md.us.  Scroll down the page and type SB 904 in the Bill Number box and click the Submit Query button.

3)      How do I apply to be qualified as a small business?

        The Maryland Department of General Services has established an online, self-certification process that began on September 15, 2004 and can be accessed at https://procurement.maryland.gov . The qualifications to be certified as a small business can be found at http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/21/21.11.01.06.htm

4)      What are the benefits of participating in the Small Business Reserve Program?

        The overall goal of the program is to increase economic opportunities for small businesses.   Once a solicitation has been designated as a Small Business Reserve Program procurement, only bids or proposals from certified small businesses will be accepted.  Therefore, a business will compete with its peers for these awards. 

For any questions related to the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, please refer to the GOMA website at https://goma.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx or call (410) 865-1269.

5)  Where can I find Information Technology (IT) procurements and awards?

      Effective July 1, 2008, the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) is the primary procurement unit responsible for the review, approval and oversight of non-delegated Information Technology (IT) procurements. For more information regarding current IT solicitations, contracts and information, visit  http://doit.maryland.gov/contracts.

6)  What are the procurement procedures for Architectural and Engineering contracts?

       All MDOT Architectural/Engineering (A/E) projects are pursued on a Qualification-Based Selection (QBS)  Projects over $200,000 are procured in accordance with COMAR Title 21 Subtitle 12 Procurement of Architectural Services. and the Internal  Guidelines promulgated by MDOT.

Maryland Department of Transportation

Attn: Jaclyn Hartman, Office of Finance

7201 Corporate Center Drive  |  Hanover, MD  21076

All checks/money orders should be made payable to: MDOT

PROCUREMENT RESOURCES:

Maryland Department of Transportation

The Secretary's Office, Office of Procurement and Project Quality Assurance 

7201 Corporate Center Drive

Hanover, MD 21076

410-865-1000; 888-713-1414 TTY or  800-735-2258 

Fax: (410) 865-1388

http://www.mdot.maryland.gov

Maryland Department of Budget and Management (DBM)

Office of Procurement

45 Calvert Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 697-9700;  1-877-634-6361

Fax: (410) 260-7414

http://www.dbm.maryland.gov

Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT)

Procurement and Contracts

100 Community Place

Crownville, MD 21032

(410) 697-9700; 1-877-634-6361

Fax: (410) 974-5615

http://www.doit.maryland.gov

Governor's of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs (GOSBA)

100 Community Place

Crownville, MD 21032

(410) 697-9600; 1-877-558-0998

Fax: (410) 333-7568

https://goma.maryland.gov/pages/default.aspx

http://www.mdminoritybusiness.com