Procurement and Contracts FAQ's 

To receive email notifications of procurement opportunities within your area of expertise, you must register on eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) at https://eMMA.Maryland.Gov Maryland’s web-based procurement system. Any questions please contact the eMMA Help Desk at eMMA.helpdesk@maryland.gov. For potential opportunities valued at less than $15,000, you should contact the procurement officer for that specific area of work.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) 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

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.

As of October 1, 2019, delegated procurements under the control agencies of the Departments of General Services, Budget and Management, and Information Technology move under the delegated control of the Department of General Services Office of State Procurement (DGS OSP). The Departments of Budget and Management (DBM) and Information Technology (DoIT) are no longer primary procurement units. Policies and procedures established by the control agencies will not change immediately; however, all procurement functions now go through the Office of State Procurement (OSP) rather than the individual departments.

For details on conducting procurements, using Statewide Contracts, submitting award recommendations for approval, procurement training, and accessing eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), refer to the State’s Procurement website: https://procurement.maryland.gov

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 (OPPQA)

7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
410-865-1000; 888-713-1414 TTY or 800-735-2258
Fax: (410) 865-1388

Maryland Department of General Service (DGS)
Office of State Procurement (OSP)

45 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 697-9700; 1-877-634-6361
Fax: (410) 260-7414
https://procurement.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


Procurement Forms

State Funded MBE Bid/Proposal Forms

Form A
Form B
Form C
Form D
Form E
Form E Guidance

Federally Funded DBE Bid/Proposal Forms

Form A
Form B
Form C
Form D
Form E
Form E Guidance