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Office of Procurement and Project Quality Assurance

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.

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):

Doing business with the State of Maryland


The state’s online bid board system will be replaced this summer with a new and improved eProcurement platform – eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA). We want to make sure you are ready to transact through eMMA, so please complete our preliminary Vendor Information Questionnaire. When we launch eMMA in mid-July, you’ll receive a temporary user name and password so you can log in and complete the user profile. If you have questions, please contact


eMaryland Marketplace is being replaced by
eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) this summer.

The Maryland Department of General Services is asking all registered vendors to complete our brief eMMA Vendor Information Questionnaire. It will serve as your preliminary registration, ensuring that you are able to transact in the new system. If you want to make any changes to your submission, simply complete the questionnaire again.

When we launch eMMA in July, you’ll receive a temporary user name and password so you can log in and complete the user profile. You will be able to add additional contacts at that time.

eMMA Vendor Information Questionnaire

Existing vendors who do not complete the eMMA Vendor Information Questionnaire prior to
the launch of the new system will have to register as a new vendor.

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:

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 (, 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.

For assistance with eMaryland Marketplace, contact the Help Desk at (410) 767-1492 or


Additional Links Related to Procurement

Definitions Related to Procurement

Senior Procurement Officers

MDOT Office of Procurement - Frequently Asked Questions

Small Business Programs

For more information on MDOT Procurement Opportunities, visit: