Interested in expanding your business in the area of government contracting? Explore the resources below to help support your business.
Find Federal Government Contracting OpportunitiesSAM.gov is the Official U.S. Government System for contract opportunities, contract data, wage determinations and more.
The Maryland Department of Commerce has a directory of profiles for federal agencies with headquarters or major operations in Maryland. Explore this resource to:
- Understand missions and facility locations
- Learn how to do business with the agency
- Access procurement forecasts
- View contact information
Preparing for CMMC Requirements
The Department of Defense's (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is set to begin in late 2023, and will create new cybersecurity requirements for government contractors. CMMC is an assessment standard designed to ensure that government contractors are in compliance with security requirements for protecting sensitive defense information. Whether organizations handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) or Federal Contract Information (FCI) they will need to achieve CMMC compliance.
The cybersecurity business development team at the Maryland Department of Commerce has compiled resources to help government contractors navigate this change in required requirements.
- Understanding CMMC - “What is CMMC” - Basic background from the official Accreditation Body for CMMC.
- Project Spectrum’s Cyber Readiness Check - Create a free account on Project Spectrum to perform a readiness check. This will allow you to assess your readiness to meet the requirements.
- Monthly Town Hall Meetings - Provides updates on CMMC to help you understand timelines and requirements.
Find State Government Contracting Opportunities
The Department of General Services’ Office of State Procurement has the authority to procure commodities and services on behalf of other state agencies and departments when the amount of the contract is expected to exceed the using agency’s purchasing authority. Most all state agencies conduct procurement through eMaryland Marketplace Advantage to solicit contract opportunities that exceed $15,000.
The eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) is the online procurement system used to connect the vendor community with contracting opportunities from state, county, and local government entities. Registered vendors can search and receive notices of bid opportunities, submit bid responses online, obtain bid results online, and self-certify for the Small Business Reserve and the Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise programs. More than 200 state and local government organizations use the system.
The University System of Maryland’s Office of Procurement has an independent system, although it follows the same purchasing guidelines as all state agencies. Eleven USM institutions have procurement authority and manage procurement offices and day-to-day procurement business operations.
Find Local County Government Contracting Opportunities
Procurement happens at the county level too! Explore these county websites for more information on their specific procurement processes and opportunities.
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