Central Region: Local Resources



The Maryland Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Central Region encourages local businesses to partake in procurement opportunities with the State of Maryland and the Federal Government. Below is a brief listing of some of the agencies to contact for further information.

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provides a wide range of assistance for the small business community.

U.S. General Services Administrators

GSA helps communities, people with special needs, invests in the environment, and helps the public learn about Federal programs.

Federal Business Opportunities

Division of State Documents - Maryland Contract Weekly
Subscribe to government contract listings provided by the Maryland State Government.

Maryland Department of Budget and Management - Procurement Unit
The Procurement Unit validates the proper application of State procurement laws and regulations and the use of prudent business practices by Executive Branch agencies for the proper acquisition of services and information technology.

Maryland Department of Business Economic Development (DBED)
The mission of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development is to stimulate private investment and create jobs, attract new businesses to the State, encourage the expansion and retention of existing companies, and provide businesses in Maryland with workforce training and financial assistance.

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has established, consistent with State law, an overall Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) to help minority businesses succeed.

Maryland Governors Office of Minority Affairs (OMA)
The Governor's Office of Minority Affairs (OMA) is responsible for coordinating the programs and operations of State government that promote or otherwise affect the establishment, strengthening and preservation of minority business enterprises.

Maryland Procurement & Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)

The PTAP's mission is to maximize the number of capable Maryland companies participating in the federal, state, and local government procurement opportunities.


Maryland Small Business & Technology Development Center - State Lead Center
SBTDC Lead Center assists entrepreneurs to establish, manage and expand their businesses by applying the latest technology and proven methods to counseling, training, technical assistance, research, and other specialized services.

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)
This Web site has been designed to provide contractors with information on highway construction projects and information on how to bid for these projects.

Baltimore City Bureau of Purchases
The Bureau of Purchases is responsible for the procurement of all equipment, services, materials, and supplies that are utilized by many of the City of Baltimore's agency.

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Office of Purchasing
Procurement information for bids on construction, renovation, and maintenance of BCPS.

Baltimore County Purchasing Bureau
The Bureau seeks to secure needed products and services for using agencies at the lowest ultimate cost consistent with the quality, quantity and delivery requested.

Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation
Opportunities with The Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation.

International Trade Data Network
The International Trade Data Network is a non-profit, data multiplier that provides the business community with the timely, detailed market intelligence needed to become competitive in the global arena.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses.

SBA Online Women's Business Central (OWBO)
OWBO promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training and technical assistance, and provide access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.

Pro- Net is an electronic gateway of procurement information, for and about small businesses. It is a search engine for contracting officers, a marketing tool for small firms and link to procurement opportunities and important information. It is designed to be a virtual one-stop-procurement-shop.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Working with HUD offers new opportunities to use your know-how, develop and expand new markets, and help upgrade the nation's housing supply!