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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 commodities, supplies, services, maintenance, and other items for units of the Maryland Port Administration. In this role 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).


Office of Engineering

The Engineering Department is responsible for the advertisement, bidding and approval of construction and architectural/engineering (consultant) contracts for the Maryland Port Administration. These contracts range in cost from $25,000 to over $15,000,000. 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).


Click on these links for additional information and forms:

  • Contact Information


  • Bonding Requirements


  • State of Maryland Procurement Methods


  • Links to Related Sites


  • Advertisement Process



Affidavits

An executed Bid/Proposal Affidavit should accompany each bid or proposal. COMAR 21.05.08.07. Prior to execution of a contract by the MPA, the successful bidder must furnish a Contract Affidavit. COMAR 21.07.01.25.

For Small Business Reserve and Preference contracts the bidder must submit an executed Small Business Contract Affidavit.

For contracts subject to the Living Wage Law the bidder must submit an executed Living Wage Affidavit and Agreement.

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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.

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