Purpose: To provide guidance to procurement agencies regarding publication of solicitation notices.
Required Notice: State procurement law requires that notice of an invitation for bids or of a request for proposals for which the contract amount is reasonably expected to exceed $15,000 (Category III Small Procurement threshold) shall be published in eMaryland Marketplace. COMAR 21.05.02.04; 21.05.07.06. Additional publication of these solicitations is discretionary.
For other solicitations, different requirements may apply:
Discretionary Publication Methods: In order to maximize competition, publication methods should be structured to reach many qualified vendors. However, publicizing solicitations in multiple venues may not be the most effective way to achieve that goal. The State and potential vendors are best served when businesses know where to look for State contracting opportunities.
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