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Solicitations and Awards

A prospective bidder should register as a vendor on eMaryland Marketplace. A link to eMaryland Marketplace is provided below. Registration is easy and free. A registered vendor can complete one or more profiles that will enable eMaryland Marketplace to notify the vendor whenever a solicitation is posted on eMaryland Marketplace fitting the vendor's profile. Most procurement activity of the Engineering Department is governed by the State Procurement Law, set forth in Division II of the State Finance and Procurement Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Title 21 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).

To see contracts being solicited by the Maryland Port Administration, go to eMaryland Marketplace

Office of Procurement

The Office of Procurement procures supplies, services, maintenance, construction, and architectual and engineering (A/E) contracts for the Maryland Port Administration. We also advise and assist our customers with specification development and contract administration. Most activity of the Office of Procurement is governed by the State Procurement Law, set forth in Division II of the State Finance and Procurement Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and in Title 21 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).


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 central.procurement@maryland.gov.

eMMA Vendor Information Questionnaire

Click on these links for additional information and forms:

Contact Information:


Questions may be directed to:

  • Office of Procurement
    • John Thornton
      Manager of Procurement
    • Trish O'Neal
      Supervisor -  Supplies, Services, and Maintenance
    • Gary R. Lockett
      Supervisor - Construction and A/E

Bonding Requirements:


Bid Bond - All construction projects for the MPA in excess of $100,000 (5% of proposed price). Other contracts as provided in individual solicitations.

Performance Bond - All construction contracts for the MPA in excess of $100,000 (100% of award amount). Other contracts as provided in individual solicitations.

Payment Bond - All construction contracts for the MPA in excess of $100,000 (100% of award amount). Other contracts as provided in individual solicitations.

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State of Maryland Procurement Methods:


The Office of Procurement uses different procurement methods as required by law and sound purchasing practices. We are committed to providing excellent service to customers. Pursuant to COMAR, unless otherwise permitted by law, all State procurement contracts must be awarded in accordance with one of the following methods:

  1. Competitive Sealed Bidding
  2. Competitive Sealed Proposals 
  3. Negotiated award after unsatisfactory competitive sealed bidding 
  4. Sole Source
  5. Emergency
  6. Expedited
  7. Small Procurement ($50,000 or less)
  8. Intergovernmental cooperative purchasing​
  9. Qualification-based Selection for Architectural & Engineering Services

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Advertisement Process:


The Maryland Port Administration must advertise notice of a solicitation on eMaryland Marketplace if the contract cost is estimated to be over $15,000.

Small Business Enterprises

The State of Maryland has two programs for promoting small business, the Small Business Reserve program and the Small Business Preference program. A solicitation issued by the Maryland Port Administration as a Small Business Reserve (SBR) or Small Business Preference (SBP) procurement will contain language stating the SBR or SPB status of the procurement. Under the SBR program, contract award is restricted to a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certified no later than the time of award. Under the SBP program, a certified SBE may receive a price preference over a business which is not a certified SBE.

To register as a certified Small Business Enterprise, go to eMaryland Marketplace using the link shown. eMaryland Marketplace

MPA Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Information

Contracts valued at $50,000 and above are assessed to determine the potential for certified MBE subcontracting participation goals. Businesses interested in information concerning MBE participation should view the MPA's MBE web page by clicking here​.


Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing

Procurement Officer determinations concerning intergovernmental cooperative purchasing:


Contract No. 218031-H Mid-Sized Wheeled Excavator.pdfContract No. 218031-H Mid-Sized Wheeled Excavator.pdf

Contract No. 218045-H Variable Message Signs.pdfContract No. 218045-H Variable Message Signs.pdf

Contract No. 218027-IT Local Telecommunications Services Verizon Maryland

Contract No. 218026-ITS Salesforce License Renewal

Contract No. 218007-IT Microsoft SQL Database Administrator

Contract No. 218033-H Firewall Solution Enhancement

Contract No. 217042-IT MDOT MPA, MDTA & MDOT Fiber Installation

Contract No. 217042-IT Mod. 2.pdfContract No. 217042-IT Mod. 2.pdf

Contract No. 217042-IT Mod. 3.pdfContract No. 217042-IT Mod. 3.pdf

Contract No. 215018A1-IT Service Desk & Desktop Field Support

Contract No. 218022-H Cisco Network Switches Upgrade Advanced Computer Concepts

Contract No. 215006-IT Video Analytics



Contract No. 217045-IT GIS Services

Contract No. 217042-IT Fiber Installation

Contract No. 215018A1-IT IT Service Desk & Desktop Field Support Computer Consultants International, INC.

Contract No. 218016-H Netapp Storage Solution Upgrades SBR Designated HCGI Hartford, INC.

Contract No. 517811 Access Control System Extended Warranty