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Procurement for Suppliers


Doing Business with MCPS

MCPS supports a well-rounded business base assisting all suppliers through training and outreach activities. Upon request, the Procurement Unit will provide information to vendors that are interested in being business partners. It is recommended that any vendor interested in a bidding opportunity register with eMaryland Marketplace ( to receive notifications for upcoming opportunities. Additionally, division staff participates in county and state outreach activities specifically targeted to small businesses and businesses owned and operated by minorities, females, and disabled individuals.

Check out the latest information on new processes and programs that directly 
affect how you do business with MCPS!  

Guide to a Successful Supplier Partnership 


Thank you for your interest in becoming an MCPS supplier. The goal of this guide is to provide business owners access to procurement opportunities with MCPS.

The links at left and below contain everything you'll need to get started!  Also, please review our statement of Mission, Values, and Principles, or download the complete Procurement Manual.

If you have further questions, contact our Division of Procurement directly at 240-740-7600 or email Angela McIntosh-Davis, director.

More Resources

Disclaimer: Documents linked above are not necessarily complete, authoritative, or legally binding. Changes and addenda to the solicitation may occur prior to bid closing and/or opening. Be sure to check the listing frequently. If you have questions, contact the Purchasing staff member listed in the solicitation.

Required Criminal Background Checks for Contractors

Contractor Obligation Packet

Vendor registration

E-Maryland Marketplace is now
"eMaryland Marketplace Advantage" (eMMA)!

 E-Maryland Marketplace has a new name: eMMA!

NEW REGISTRATION is required! All past registrations created in the old E-Maryland Marketplace are no longer in effectAll MCPS vendors MUST re-register on the new eMMA website to continue to receive notifications about our bid opportunities! 

Using eMMA is the ONLY way for your business to find out about all of the supplier opportunities we have to offer! MCPS is required by law to post all notices of new bidding opportunities through the eMMA website--your business must go through the eMMA website to obtain bid information.

When you register on eMMA, you'll be able to select the products and services for which you would like to receive bid notifications--not only from MCPS, but from other state and local agencies as well! 

                                                    *** IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VENDORS ***

Be sure your business is registered AND that you have made your bid notification selections! If you do not select your bid notifications, even if your business is registered, you will not receive notifications about new bids from MCPS!

For an overview on how to use eMMA, see the guidebook Vendor Quick Reference Guide.

To learn how to select which bid notifications you will receive, see the pdf guide on Managing Vendor Profile. (Vendor guide #2 in the Vendor Quick Reference Guide.)

To register your business, visit the website: eMMA.



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