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Office of Procurement and Project Quality Assurance (OPPQA)

Office of Procurement

Welcome to The Secretary's Office - Office of Procurement and Project Quality Assurance.  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.


Mike Zimmerman, Chief Procurement Officer,

Mark Newgent, Director, Office of Procurement,

Office of Project Quality Assurance

​The Office of Project Quality Assurance (OPQA) is an MDOT-wide project-centered department that delivers value to our customers by measuring, monitoring, and reporting so that MDOT Projects/Contracts are delivered with the appropriate level of quality in compliance with contractual obligations. In addition, the Office develops and standardizes common frameworks for project/contract management, cost estimation, and compliance reporting.
Fred Payne, Director, Office of Project Quality Assurance​,



MDOT is comprised of the following Transportation Business Units (TBUs):

The Secretary's Office (MDOT TSO):

MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA):

MDOT Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA):

MDOT Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA):

MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA):

MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA):

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA):


Additional Links Related to Procurement

Definitions Related to Procurement

Senior Procurement Officers

MDOT Office of Procurement & Project Quality Assurance - Frequently Asked Questions

Small Business Programs

For more information on MDOT Procurement Opportunities, visit: