Procurement Consulting



Identifying procurement opportunities can be daunting. The first step is to register at (“eMM”).  Before you do so, read the FAQs here:


Here is a little known tip: be sure to use as many NIGP Commodity/Service Codes as possible. When a solicitation is issued, the procurement officer may be selecting the wrong code(s) and you will never learn of the opportunity! Having more codes in the system will increase your chances. Moreover, consider including codes that indicate any subcontracting work that you might be able to do.


When a contract is expected to exceed $25,000, Maryland law requires that notice of a solicitation notice be published in the eMM at least 20 days before bids are due.


Many agencies maintain their own procurement site and post current procurement announcements. It may be useful to check the sites occasionally, but don’t rely upon them.  Here are a few examples:


Department of Budget and Management:


Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:


Department of Human Resources:


Department of Information Technology:


Maryland Aviation Administration:


Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services:


Department of Housing and Community Development:


Department of Housing and Community Development:


Maryland Transportation Authority:


Maryland Transit Administration:


State Highway Administration:


If you do not find what you are looking for, call or email the procurement head at the agency. Here is a directory of officers:


The above is only a guide to the process. The Maryland Procurement Group can assist in identifying opportunities and making the process less daunting. We learn your interests and capabilities and then monitor all relevant sites on a daily basis as well as maintain relationships with the procurement officers in a way that does not identify your company. We also research expiring contracts and anticipate potential new solicitations for our clients.


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