Access to the State’s FY2019 Procurement Forecast Available Online
Powerful Small Business Intelligence Tool
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The State of Maryland’s Procurement Forecast for Fiscal Year 2019 is now available on the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs website.
The database is populated with state and federally-funded solicitations and contracts of $100,000 or greater that are expected to be advertised or awarded through June 30, 2019. It comprises both new and recurring items, including task orders issued under master contracts.
“This is a powerful business intelligence tool for the small business community,” said Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs. “It provides insight on what is likely to be coming down the pipeline and gives them a chance to prepare.”
Users can choose from six different options to focus their search. By downloading the results to an Excel spreadsheet, users get additional information not visible on the screen such as the buyer’s name and contact information.
Small businesses are often looking for contracting opportunities below $100,000. As a result, many state agencies also include information on projected contracts between $15,000 and $99,999.
“Every small business owner interested in doing business with the State of Maryland should become familiar with this tool,” Rhee stated.
To access the database, visit goMDsmallbiz.maryland.gov and click the Procurement Forecast tab.