Use these resources to find state, local and federal contracting opportunities as well as a guide for Maryland contracting.
Identify Federal Government Contracting Opportunities
The U.S. General Services Administration runs the FedBizOpps.com site, which provides a searchable database of thousands of government contracting opportunities.
The Maryland Department of Commerce maintains a Federal Facilities Directory listing of federal agencies with a major presence in Maryland. This resource will help you identify facility locations, access procurement history and forecasts, and view contact information for these agencies.
Identify State Government Contracting Opportunities
The eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) website serves as a central source for searching open procurement opportunities as well as active contracts with the State of Maryland. Opportunities in this site are over $15,000 and come from the more than 200 government organizations that use the system.
Opportunities under $15,000 in value are typically directly solicited by agency buyers or posted to bid boards run by the agency. Here are links to additional contract opportunities and other resources to learn more about procurement practices in specific State agencies.
- Department of General Services (DGS) controls supplies, maintenance, commodities, capital equipment, capital construction and architectural and engineering procurements.
- Department of Budget and Management (DBM) controls service contracts.
- Department of Information Technology (DoIT) controls information technology purchasing and contracts.
- State Treasurer’s Office (STO) controls banking, financial service, insurance, investment, and insurance-related service contracts.
Find Maryland Programs for Contractors
- The Small Business Reserve Program (SBR): This program promotes small businesses in Maryland by providing unique opportunities to compete for prime contractor spots against other small businesses instead of going up against larger, more established companies.
- The Small Business Preference Program: This program encourages certified small business by providing price preferences for certified small businesses that are not available to non-certified small businesses.
- The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program: This program encourages participation in state contracting and procurement opportunities for socially- and economically-disadvantaged small business owners.
- Veteran-Owned Small Businesses programs: Each State agency in Maryland must structure procurement procedures with the goal of achieving an overall minimum of 1% of the agency’s total dollar value of procurement contracts to be indirectly or directly made up of veteran-owned small businesses.
Identify 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.
- Allegany County
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore City
- Baltimore County
- Calvert County
- Caroline County
- Carroll County
- Cecil County
- Charles County
- Dorchester County
- Frederick County
- Garrett County
- Harford County
- Howard County
- Kent County
- Montgomery County
- Prince George’s County
- Queen Anne’s County
- Somerset County
- St. Mary’s County
- Talbot County
- Washington County
- Wicomico County
- Worcester County
Review Other Resources to Help Win Contracts
- Check out Maryland’s Government Contracting Guide
- Watch the Five Tips for Success in Government Contracting Video
- Explore the Maryland Federal Facilities Directory
- Download and Review the "Dos and Don’ts of Contracting" Tip Sheet