The State of Maryland is dedicated to facilitating an open and transparent procurement process. To ensure all businesses have the opportunity to participate in the contracting process, the Maryland Procurement Academy (MDPA) and Office of State Procurement (OSP) offer a variety of online resources to help vendors effectively use Maryland’s online procurement platform, the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA).
Below are various eMMA training resources, including upcoming virtual instructor-led training sessions, the latest edition of the eMMA Vendor User Guide, access to the MDPA’s Vendor Web Channel, links to the eMMA Video Help Desk, Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) and more.
Introduction to eMMA for Vendors | Register for this course here!
Tuesday December 5, 2023 | 2pm – 2:55pm
This training session is for vendors who are currently conducting business with the State, and/or for those vendors who are interested in conducting business with the State. This session will introduce features of the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) and provide information to connect the business community to greater economic opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
Maintaining Your Vendor Profile on eMMA | Register for this course here!
Wednesday December 13, 2023 | 2pm – 2:35pm
This training session for vendors provides an overview of administering a vendor profile, including various role types available through the profile, the importance of maintaining updated contact and company information, inviting new account users, and editing commodity codes.
Responding to Solicitations on eMMA | Register for this course here!
Monday December 18, 2023 | 2pm – 2:45pm
This training session for vendors provides a basic understanding of viewing and responding to solicitations using the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), particularly Invitation For Bid (IFB) responses and the necessary steps for responding to an amended solicitati
Increasing Your Visibility on eMMA | Register for this course here!
Wednesday December 20, 2023 | 2pm – 3pm
This training session for vendors builds off the Introduction to eMMA session and explores best practices for refining vendor profiles by way of detailing product and service commodity codes, as well as updating team and contact roles, accessing the bid holder’s list, browsing public contracts, and searching for fellow vendors.
How are training sessions held/hosted? All training sessions are conducted using GoToWebinar. For help using the GoToWebinar platform, feel free to check out this Quick Introduction, as well as this Attendee Quick Start video.
Do I need to register in order to attend? Yes, registration is required in order to attend training sessions on the days they’re held.
How can I ask questions during training sessions? Training sessions are conducted in listen-only mode, however participants are encouraged to enter their questions in a designated question area of the webinar control panel, which is explained at the beginning of instruction. Following each session, attendees receive a follow-up email that includes a compiled Q&A, presentation slides, a link to the video recording, as well as any additional handouts (if applicable).
Are training sessions recorded? Yes! All training sessions are recorded and promptly updated via the eMMA Vendor Web Channel.
Are there additional training resources for eMMA-related sessions? Most eMMA training sessions are based on eMMA Quick Reference Guides, or QRGs, which are easy to use step-by-step instructions for completing tasks and processes.
Are all training sessions recorded live? Yes! Because we’re continuously updating our training sessions, programs, and support materials, the MDPA hosts all live sessions in order to keep the content fresh, relevant, and resourceful.
Where should we direct additional questions? Please visit the For Vendors & Businesses page for additional resources and information on conducting business in Maryland. For any and all questions related to procurement training support and resources, please reach out to the MDPA at email@example.com