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Mission

The mission of the Maryland Procurement Academy is to provide the highest quality training and performance support for the achievement of the goals of the Department of General Services’ Office of State Procurement.

 

eMMA Training for Buyers

 

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

 

Basic eMMA Functionality & Navigation | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3234816408592728079 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 1pm – 2pm | Instructor: TBD
This training course for Procurement Officers/Buyers provides an introduction to the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) and an overview of basic functionality including login and general navigation.

Small Procurement in Maryland | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7895148119966775308
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 10am – 11:30am | Instructor: Glen Hubbard
This training course provides an overview of small procurements, defined as procurements which do not exceed $50,000 in price. All state agencies are granted the authority of awarding these contracts. This course demonstrates how state agencies make awards, including competitive, sole source, and emergency procedures during the selection process.

Creating a Contract in eMMA | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3017021846828042256
Wednesday, June 14, 2022 | 12pm – 1pm | Instructor: TBD
This training course provides an overview for Procurement Officers/Buyers who are prepared to create a contract in eMMA. This course will cover creating a contract from scratch, as well as the process necessary to add a subcontractor to an existing contract.

eMMA Lunch & Learn: Closing In-Progress BPMs in eMMA | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/544536855307402768  
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 12pm – 1pm | Instructor: Sini Jacob
This lunchtime training demonstrates how to properly close in-progress BPMs when using the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) platform, including all associated fields and workflows post-award. A brief eMMA Q&A will be open following instruction.

Creating a Sourcing Project in eMMA | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3257476243729606928
Tuesday, June 29, 2022 | 12pm – 1pm | Instructor: TBD
This training course for Procurement Officers/Buyers demonstrates how to create a sourcing solicitation/project using the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), including general project information, adding team members to a project, and assigning roles.

Creating and Uploading a Pricing Sheet | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2931455651844390160
TBD | 10am – 11am | Instructor: TBD

This training course provides an overview of creating and uploading a pricing sheet in eMMA. Although pricing sheets may vary based on solicitation, this course is geared toward covering the basics and demonstrating the importance of uploading all pricing figures in eMMA.

Green Purchasing Specialist | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6632652584897743119
Meets on Thursdays | July 7, 14, 21, & 28 | 1pm – 3pm (each day)
The Green Purchasing Specialist program is a supported specialty program for Maryland State procurement professionals who have successfully completed the Certified Maryland Procurement Officer (CMPO) certification and seek to gain a deeper knowledge of environmentally preferable or “green” purchasing practices. This program consists of eight (8) contact hours delivered over four meetings by way of virtual instructor-led training (VILT) sessions. Certification is earned with Certification Assessment score of 80% or greater, in addition to full attendance for all eight (8) instructional hours. NOTE: Verified CMPO status required.

  • We use GoToWebinar to hold the eMMA training webinars.
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    • Links to the recordings of eMMA Training webinars will be posted here as well.
    • Other training and buyer support materials include the eMMA Quick Reference Guides (QRGs).  Many include videos of eMMA Trainers working live in the eMMA environment through each step, screen, etc.  These videos show the trainers’ screens and everything they are doing in eMMA to demonstrate a process or steps in a process.  Links to each video are in the Individual QRGs or the videos can be accessed on the DGS YouTube Channel under the eMMA Buyer Playlist.
  • We are continually updating our training offerings and programs, as well as support materials, so check back frequently for updates.
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For questions related to procurement training and resources contact the Maryland Procurement Academy at dgs.osp-mdpa@maryland.gov
 

MDPA Certification Programs

The MDPA offers a series of certification programs to Maryland procurement professionals. Certifications are focused specifically on Maryland procurement and taught by Maryland Certified Instructors. 

 

Certified Maryland Procurement Associate – Section 1 | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3510422192215420171
Meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays | July 5 – July 21 | 1pm – 4pm
Serving as the first tier of the MDPA procurement certification series, the Certified Maryland Procurement Associate (CMPA) program is suited for new or current State employees who work with or conduct procurements as part of their primary job, but who are not full-time procurement officers. The three-day program covers the full procurement cycle, including laws and regulations, ethics, resources, solicitation methods, evaluations, and eProcurement. 

Certified Maryland Procurement Officer – Section 8 | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6876064666705341968
Meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays | August 2 – September 29 | 9am – 11am
Serving as the second tier and primary credentialing program of the MDPA procurement certification series, the Certified Maryland Procurement Officer (CMPO) program is a two-month program suited for procurement officers and managers operating within the professional Procurement Career Group within the State of Maryland.

Certified Maryland Procurement Officer – Section 9 | https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2905288374155141643
Meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays | October 4 – December 1 | 9am – 11am

Serving as the second tier and primary credentialing program of the MDPA procurement certification series, the Certified Maryland Procurement Officer (CMPO) program is a two-month program suited for procurement officers and managers operating within the professional Procurement Career Group within the State of Maryland.