Procurement for Suppliers


Doing Business with MCPS

MCPS supports a well-rounded business base assisting all suppliers through training and outreach activities. The Procurement Unit offers monthly training sessions for suppliers and vendors that are interested in being business partners. Additionally, division staff participates in county and state outreach activities specifically targeted to small businesses and businesses owned and operated by minorities, females, and disabled individuals.

Check out the latest information on new processes and programs that directly 
affect how you do business with MCPS!  


Guide to Successful Supplier Partnership

Thank you for your interest in becoming an MCPS supplier. The goal of this guide is to provide business owners access to procurement opportunities with MCPS.

The links at left and below contain everything you'll need to get started!  Also, please review our statement of Mission, Values, and Principles, or download the complete Procurement Manual.

If you have further questions, contact our Procurement Unit directly at 301-279-3555 or email Angela McIntosh-Davis, Team Leader.

More Resources

Disclaimer: Documents linked above are not necessarily complete, authoritative, or legally binding. Changes and addenda to the solicitation may occur prior to bid closing and/or opening. Be sure to check the listing frequently. If you have questions, contact the Purchasing staff member listed in the solicitation.

Required Criminal Background Checks for Contractors

Contractor Obligation Packet

Vendor registration:

eMaryland Marketplace
We strongly encourage vendors to register with eMaryland Marketplace (eMM). eMM is the State of Maryland’s electronic bid board, and all MCPS formal procurement solicitations are posted there. All State of Maryland agencies and counties utilize eMM, so vendors will have access to those solicitations as well.

Montgomery County Central Vendor Registration System (CVRS) 
This website is a collaborative effort from Montgomery County Government, Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, Housing Opportunities Commission and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. It is the one-stop registration system for companies who are interested in providing goods and services to all 5 county agencies' procurement offices. It allows potential vendors to create and maintain their subscriptions at no financial cost, ensuring county agencies always have up-to-date vendor information.

Vendor seminars:

COMING SOON! MCPS will be converting to the Oracle Cloud on or after January 1, 2020. Vendors and suppliers will access an online portal to do business with us. Check back for more information regarding the conversion and how to access the portal once the new processes have been implemented. 

In the meantime, if you have a specific question regarding our current process, please contact Kim Houser at

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