eMaryland Marketplace Advantage
eMaryland Marketplace Advantage provides an electronic interactive platform in an efficient and effective cost-saving manner to our customers while maintaining strict security, business controls, and fiscal accountability for our agencies and suppliers. In order to receive a contract award, a vendor must be registered on eMaryland Marketplace Advantage.
Registered vendors can search online for State and Local Government opportunities allowing vendors easier access to opportunities to trade with Maryland agencies and local governments. In addition, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage provides information on contract awards, news about new procurement practices and laws, and details on special programs. For more info, visit https://emma.maryland.gov.
Minority Business Enterprise
The Maryland Transit Administration is committed to achieving the Statewide Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) participation goal of 29%, with sub-goals of 10% for Women owned firms and 7% for African American owned firms. Solicitations have been carefully reviewed by MTA staff prior to advertisement to set the appropriate, achievable MBE/DBE goals. Be sure when submitting a proposal or bid that you have fully complied with all requirements as outlined in the solicitation.
You can search for MBE partners in the MBE/DBE Directory. The MBE/DBE Directory is a reference document made available on the internet to all State departments or agencies, the contracting community and the general public. For additional information on MBE applications and certification, call 410-865-1269 or visit http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/MBE_Program/ for more information.
Small Business Reserve
The Small Business Reserve Program was established by law in 2004, and requires that the MTA structure its procurement processes so that at least 15 percent of its total procurement dollars are spent with qualified small businesses. MTA regularly designates eligible procurements as Small Business Reserve to encourage small businesses to submit proposals or bids.
To apply for certification as a qualified small business or to renew your certification annually, the Department of The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs has established an online self-certification process. Visit www.smallbusinessreserve.maryland.gov for more information.