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Here at the Maryland APEX Accelerator, we believe the more informed the business owner is, the more viable and capable the business becomes. To expand your knowledge, check out these resources that are paramount to your success as a small business.

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Contracting Checklist
OSDBU Outreach Events
Procurement Forecast
Prime Contractor Directory
MD County Procurement
Selling to Govt Guide

Business Certifications


Register With The Federal Government

Federal Contracting Opportunities


Sub-Contracting Opportunities

  • SubNet

    • ​This is a database of subcontracting opportunities posted by large contractors looking for small businesses to serve as subcontractors.

  • SBA Directory of subcontractors

    • Directory of federal government prime contractors with subcontracting plans

  • GSA Subcontracting Directory 

    • The GSA publishes a subcontracting director for small businesses that are looking for subcontracting opportunities with prime contractors

  • DOD Prime Contractor Directory

    • The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) maintains a directory of large prime contractors that small businesses can use to find subcontracting opportunities.​

Federal Government Contracting Podcasts

Keep up to date with government contracting news and opportunities
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State of Maryland Contracting Opportunities

  • The eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)

    • ​This online procurement system is used to connect the vendor community with contracting opportunities from state, county, and local government entities. Registered vendors can search and receive notices of bid opportunities, submit bid responses online, obtain bid results online, and self-certify for the Small Business Reserve and the Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise programs. More than 200 state and local government organizations use the system.

  • The University System of Maryland’s Office of Procurement

    • ​USM has an independent system, although it follows the same purchasing guidelines as all state agencies. Eleven USM institutions have procurement authority and manage procurement offices and day-to-day procurement business operations.

  • Maryland Counties Purchasing 

    • Find local county government contracting opportunities

  • The Mid-Atlantic Purchasing Team

    • The Mid-Atlantic Purchasing Team is a contracting cooperative with about 40 local government contracting offices located throughout Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

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