Business to Government Resources
Looking for new business opportunities? From lawn services to computer equipment, the government (local, state and federal) buys everything. These resources can assist you in identifying and pursuing new opportunities to do business with the government.
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Current Contracting Opportunities
Federal Contracting Resources
The following is a list of federal agencies with headquarters or major operations in Maryland. This directory contains resources for companies wishing to become a government contractor or subcontractor. These links include “How to Do Business,” Mentor-Protégé Programs, prime contractors and contracting opportunities and procurement forecasts. Additional links connect you with the agencies’ small business office or the Offices of Small Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSBDU). For specific opportunities for each agency, go to Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov).
Prime and General Construction Contractors
Prime contractors and general construction contractors are businesses that are directly contracted by a customer. Looking to do business with them as a subcontractor or vendor? See list below to get connected.
General Construction Contractors
Maryland Contracting Resources
Maryland’s Department of General Services (DGS) delivers professional and technical services to sister agencies. DGS offers three programs to provide greater access and opportunity for small businesses seeking to do business with the state:
- The Small Business Reserve Program (SBR) provides small businesses with the opportunity to participate as prime contractors on State contracts and procurements by competing against other small businesses instead of larger, more established companies.
- The Small Business Preference Program allows certified small businesses to enjoy a price preference over non-certified small businesses competing for the same contract award, with additional preferences for veteran-owned companies.
- The Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprises Program established a 5% goal for each agency’s procurement contracts value.
For further assistance for Small and minority owned business, contact the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA). GOMA also provides state agencies contacts for the SBR program.
The Office of Minority Business Enterprise, Department of Transportation, provides certifications for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program, and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. Certain local jurisdictions within the state also accept these certifications for their procurement opportunities.
Sometimes you may need to contact a buyer agent when bidding for a state procurement contract. This list of state buyer agents includes department, name, title and phone number.
County Procurement Contacts
Procurement not only happens on the state level, but on the county level, too. Click a link below for insight on a county's procurement process and system.