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Department of General Services Office of State Procurement

The Office of State Procurement (OSP) was established on October 1, 2019 and is the primary procurement unit for all delegated procurements from the Board of Works except for transportation and transportation-related procurements and otherwise exempt procurements. On October 1, 2020, OSP celebrated its first year anniversary and as the final action required under HB1021, Chapter 590, Laws of 2017, the Chief Procurement Officer’s Report was submitted to the Governor and the Legislature.


For Procurement Officers

The State of Maryland is Open for Business and is committed to your success in helping make that happen! On this website you will be given access to information to assist you in procuring goods and services for the State in the most efficient and beneficial way possible. The goal is to create a one-stop shop for all State of Maryland Procurement Staff that enables you to be a successful Procurement Professional.

For Procurement Officers

Emergency Procurements

Emergency Procurements Policy and Procedures for requesting review and potential approval by the Chief of Procurement or Designees to conduct an Agency Emergency Procurement.

Emergency Procurements Policy and Procedures

Intergovernmental Justifications

Approved Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement Procurement Officer Determinations


Purchases Up to $100,000

All Agencies have small procurement delegation up to $100,000. If you have questions about how to conduct a small procurement, click here.

See Small Procurement Section 3.4.1

Purchases Over $100,000

Delegation thresholds over $100,000 depend on the purchase type, the procurement method, and individual agencies. If you have questions about your agency’s delegation, click here.

DGS OSP General Delegation to Agencies

Maryland Procurement Academy (MDPA)

The MDPA provides certification programs, training, education, and support resources for State staff and professionals, as well as vendors, suppliers, and Maryland’s business partners. Be sure to bookmark the MDPA page for updated training schedules and new content, including instructional support for the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), the State’s eProcurement platform.

MDPA Training - NEW Content Available!

For Vendors & Businesses

For Vendors & Businesses

Partners & Programs

Explore Programs

Learn How to Use eMMA

Vendor Training and Support

Emergency Contracts and Supplier List​

Emergency Contracts and Supplier List​

eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)
The State of Maryland’s eProcurement system where all Maryland solicitations for State, Local, County, Schools and Universities post their public notices for solicitations throughout the State.

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Questions? CLICK HERE to contact the eMMA Knowledge Portal