The Office of Procurement and Contract Management is part of the Office of the Deputy of Operations within the Maryland State Department of Education. The primary purpose of the Procurement and Contract Management Unit is to manage procurements t allow the agency to acquire the commodities, services, and information technology that is necessary to carry out MSDE’s mission. The Unit strives to effectively meet the procurement and contract management goals of all MSDE divisions by working with MSDE program leaders.
The Office of Procurement and Contract Management (OPCM) includes five
Core Services Team Business Services Partners (BSP) that provide hands-on customer service and is responsible for overseeing the entire life cycle that makes up MSDE's procurement and contract management processes and practices to ensure high-quality services across the department. The BSP advises and provides high-quality services covering all OPCM functional areas including, but not limited to, facilitating all procurement processes and stages (i.e., planning, defining requirements and needs, sourcing and solicitation, evaluation and selection, award, etc.), supporting contract negotiations and execution, and maintaining proper tracking and record keeping. The BSP will also work with assigned Office and Division leaders to implement and ensure procurement and contracting service-level agreements.
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Unit Responsibilities and Duties
Serve as the primary officers, point of contacts, service providers, and strategic partners/coordinators for assigned divisional leaders and offices to ensure annual procurement and contract management goals are met.
eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) — Maryland’s Online Procurement System
eMaryland MarketPlace Advantage (eMMA) is the State of Maryland's electronic commerce system where bid opportunities and awards are posted. eMMA is administered by the Maryland Department of General Services and used by Maryland State Agencies as well as many counties and local municipalities.
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