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Want to sell your product or service to the government?

Use the resources below to learn about how to do business with Montgomery County, other local public entities, the State of Maryland, and the U.S. government. Most of the agencies listed below enable you to subscribe to newsletters announcing new contracting opportunities as they become available. In addition, keep an eye on our calendar. A number of organizations including the State of Maryland, Montgomery County, and local chambers offer regularly Procurement Information Fairs and training about the government contracting process.

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Contracting with Montgomery County Government

Montgomery County Office of Procurement

The Office of Procurement regularly hosts information fairs about how to sell your goods and services to Montgomery County Government. To learn when the next fair is taking place, see the  Procurement calendar.

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Contracting with Other Local Public Entities

Each department, city, and entity controls their own procurement requirements.

Entity About the Entity
Montgomery College Montgomery College's Office of Procurement acquires supplies, equipment furniture, IT hardware and software, construction, and renovation of buildings for the entire college.
Montgomery County Public Schools MCPS’ Procurement Unit provides vendor contracts for schools to purchase high-quality goods and services at reasonable costs.
Housing Opportunity Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County HOC is authorized to acquire, own, lease, and operate housing; to provide for the construction or renovation of housing; obtain financial assistance from any public or private source to assist its housing activities; and arrange for social services, resident services and day care.
City of Gaithersburg Individual City of Gaithersburg departments are responsible for purchasing the goods and services required to perform their functions. The Procurement Division acts as a liaison between departments, responsible for administering & enforcing purchasing policies and procedures, identifying and establishing procurement strategies, methods and processes, and providing assistance with solicitation development, negotiations and contract awards.
City of Rockville The Procurement Division of Rockville is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services for the city.
City of Takoma Park The City of Takoma Park request bids, proposal and qualifications through the procurement system.
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services The County’s DHHS Contract Management Team is responsible for contracting, procurement, and contract monitoring.
Montgomery County Department of Recreation The County’s recreation department instructors are employed by independent contractors to provide various sport activities for youth, teens, adults, and individuals with disabilities.

Contracting with the State of Maryland

Each State agency, department, and institution controls their own purchasing requirements.

Entity About the Entity
eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) eMaryland Marketplace Advantage is the procurement system used to connect the vendor community with contracting opportunities from the state, county, and local government entities in the State of Maryland.
The University System of Maryland (USM) Independent system that supports the sale of goods and services to the eleven USM institutions. Each of these institutions have procurement authority and manage their individual procurement business operations.

Contracting with Regional Public Entities

Entity About the Entity
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) The Corporate Procurement Division (formerly the Purchasing Division) is the centralized procurement office for The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
WSSC Water WSSC has a procurement system that provides information about how to become a WSSC supplier and be notified about upcoming contracts.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) The Office of Procurement for WMATA provides quality goods and services to support Metro. Check here to learn how to become a vendor.

Contracting with the U.S. Government (Federal Procurement)

Entity About the Entity
SAM SAM is the official U.S. Government system for contract opportunities.