Procurement

Welcome to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's (DHCD) Procurement website, providing information on procurement opportunities.

DHCD procures a variety of goods and services for the successful operation of its business across the State of Maryland.

Listed below are some examples of DHCD Procurement Opportunities:​

Procurement Type​ Goods & Services​​ How My Business Can Participate In Opportunities
Small
Category I​​
$5,000 or less
Advertisements, Office Su​​pplies, Maintenance and Subscriptions Complete Vendor Registration for DHCD Procurements form* and eMMA**
Small
Category II
More than $5,000 but not more than $15,000
​​Eviction Services, Loan Title Services, Appraisal Services and Courier Services Complete Vendor Registration for DHCD Procurements form* and eMMA**​
Small
Category III
More than $15,000 but not more than $50,000
Winterization & De-Winterization Services, Inspection Services, Lead Paint Assessment Services and Security Services Complete Vendor Registration for DHCD Procurements form* and eMMA**
Large
More than $50,000
Auctioneering Services, Appraisal Services and State Weatherization Contractor Services Complete Vendor Registration for DHCD Procurements form* and eMMA**
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*​Vendor Registration for DHCD Procurements form

​Please complete the Vendor Registration for DHCD Procurements form. This information is used to directly notify ​vendors of DHCD procurement opportunities.

**eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)

eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) is Maryland’s new online procurement system that provides vendors with access to state, county and local government procurement opportunities and information​.

All Small Category III procurements, as well as Large procurements, shall be posted on eMMA. 

In general, businesses must register on eMMA to do business with the State.​

For more information, visit eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA).​​

Tips for Submitting a Response to a Solicitation; Invitation for Bids (IFB) or Request for Proposals (RFP)

  • Read the entire solicitation, including all attachments, completely and thoroughly.
  • Attend the pre-bid meeting/site visit.
  • Ensure all forms are completed in their entirety.
  • Include all required information, forms and documents in your submission. 
  • Failure to read ALL requirements and follow instructions may result in non-award. The solicitation outlines all of the requirements of the solicitation. Be sure to read thoroughly, follow instructions, sign and date where applicable - Double Check!

Do Your Homework

It is important to understand not only how state agencies do business, but also why agencies operate the way they do.

Title 21 — State Procurement Regulations in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) dictates how state agencies do business. It is important to familiarize yourself with these regulations. You may review COMAR online​.

The Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs (GOSBA) offer many resources to assist and guide vendors with nearly every area of business, from getting started, to specialized lending offers, to technical assistance with government procurements. For more information, visit the Governor's Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Affairs​.​

Small, Minority and Veteran Business Participation

Maryland law requires that each agency structure its procurement procedures to try to achieve an overall minimum Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) goal of 29%, Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) goal of 1% and Small Business Reserve (SBR) mandate of 15%. These goals & mandate are based on the agency’s total dollar value of procurement contracts to be made directly (via prime contractors) or indirectly (via subcontractors) from certified MBEs, VSBEs and SBRs.

To the extent practical, DHCD will set-aside opportunities exclusively for small business participation and/or place minority/veteran goals on procurements. Whether or not set-asides or goals are placed on procurement, DHCD encourages small, minority and veteran owned business participation on all procurement/contracting opportunities. 

For more information, visit the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women business Affairs​.

For more information related to Maryland Procurement please visit Maryland Procurement​.

DHCD Procurement Primary Point of Contact

Amanda L. Sadler
Procurement Director
Office: 301-429-7780
Email: amanda.sadler@maryland.gov ​​​

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