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Maryland Department of Health – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

Maryland Procurement Academy

In support of the COVID-19 Response led by Governor Hogan, all training and support programs from the Maryland Procurement Academy will not meet in face to face interactions, but will be moving to online and webinar delivered. Schedules for webinars and Online Live training will be posted to this website and emailed to anyone enrolled in the classes previously.

In an effort to increase the pace for support of our procurement professionals in Maryland, the Maryland Procurement Academy (MDPA) has launched its Learning Management System (LMS) online. This will soon serve as the home for the administration of all courses and programs from the MDPA. Currently, we will be adding training and other support information there as quickly as possible. Procurement professionals can still find all the support information such as eMMA Quick Reference Guides, the Procurement Manual, etc. on the Maryland Procurement website as they have not been removed.

To see the current catalog of courses in the LMS, navigate to this link, https://mdpa.talentlms.com/catalog. Courses and learning support will be added to the site ongoing, so please check back often.

The DGS Office of State Procurement (OSP) is establishing a training and certification program for Maryland Procurement Professionals. This certification will allow agencies to obtain additional delegated authority from DGS OSP. Training and certification will provide procurement staff with the policies, procedures, best practices and tools to conduct effective, efficient and transparent procurement in the State of Maryland.

Procurement Programs
Maryland specific procurement training and instruction with Maryland certified instructors is currently being developed to professionalize the state procurement workforce and enhance efficiencies, ensure ethical behaviors, develop quality personnel, and support the current procurement oversight structure.

eMMA Training for Buyers

To find upcoming training programs for classroom or online delivery, please visit the MDPA TalentLMS website.  Procurement training previously delivered in the classroom is being converted to online formats for self-paced and instructor led Online Live (webinar style) programs.

eMMA Training for Vendors

eMMA is Maryland’s new online procurement platform used to connect the vendor community with contracting opportunities from state, county, and local government entities. eMMA facilitates an open, transparent, and efficient procurement process. Currently, training, new webinars, and other support resources are listed below and available plus more will be added for ongoing support.

To support vendors in doing business with Maryland, we have begun creating these self-paced and quick step by step modules for key topics.

Vendors have multiple opportunities for support in procurement and in using eMMA. Some of those are listed below from the Office of State Procurement, but additionally resources are available from the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs and other agencies listed on this page. Vendor training can be done in online self-paced instructional modules which are listed in the buttons below. Printable versions of these training modules are also available in the links below the buttons.

Online eMMA Training for Vendors Registration
Registration (the .pdf versions)
Online eMMA Training for Vendors - Submitting Electronic Bids
Submitting Electronic Bids (the .pdf versions)

For information on training and support for Maryland procurement professionals or for information in support of our vendors, please contact us at dgs.osp-mdpa@maryland.gov.