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Purchasing for University of Maryland Global Campus is conducted by the Procurement Office. Under the direction of the associate vice president for Procurement and Business Affairs, we are strongly committed to our campus customers.

Some Background on How We Do Business

UMGC's Procurement office ensures the university's procurements are conducted in a competitive, fair, and open environment and in full compliance with applicable policies, laws, and regulations. We identify opportunities to establish contracts that capitalize on the university's buying power and work closely with the institution's community to ensure contract compliance. In support of the university's mission, we procure goods and services using best value practices while working collaboratively to meet the needs of our customers.

UMGC is a supporter of the State of Maryland Small Business Reserve Program and State of Maryland Minority Business Enterprise Program.

Contact Information

The Procurement Office can be reached at

Public Solicitations

Prospective proposers are instructed to download and review all solicitation documents from Bid Locker or eMMA and sign up for a Bid Locker account. Prospective proposers should contact the designated UMGC contact person to have their firm added to the prospective vendor list. Any prospective vendor who fails to do so assumes complete responsibility in the event that they do not receive communications from the Procurement Office prior to the closing date.

Note: The prospective proposer is responsible for downloading the solicitation documents, including any and all addenda and other communications. Addenda may be posted until the closing date of the solicitation.

Proposal submissions for any active procurement opportunities must be submitted through the Bid Locker platform. For more information on how to set-up a Bid Locker account, see the “Vendor Help Library” or to create your Bid Locker vendor account, click here.  Should you encounter any issues during account set-up or require additional assistance with Bid Locker, please reach out to Bid Locker directly at help@Bid or call 267-225-1407.

If using eMMA to locate a public solicitation, please follow these steps:

Once on the eMMA site:

  • Click Public Solicitations
  • Click Advanced Search
  • Type University of Maryland Global Campus in the Agency field
  • Click Search

This search should generate a list of all active UMGC public solicitations. To search inactive UMGC public solicitations, change the Status to Closed before generating the search.

Vendors are instructed to download and review all solicitation documents from Bid Locker or eMMA and sign up for a BidLocker. Bid Locker Vendors may contact the UMGC contact person for the solicitation to request their firm be added to the prospective proposer list.

Vendors who have questions about eMMA, Bid Locker, or the UMGC public solicitation process, should email We thank you for your interest in procurement opportunities at UMGC.

Active Solicitations

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