Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program
Over $400 Million in Prime Contracting
Awards Made Annually
Are You in the SBR Program?
Small businesses registered in Maryland’s Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program have access to over $400 Million in prime contracting awards annually. This is a race- and gender-neutral program. It is open to all small businesses that meet the eligibility standards.
SBR certification takes place within eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), the state’s new e-procurement platform launched in July, 2019. Are you in eMMA
Firms registered in the old system were not automatically carried into eMMA.
Registered vendors receive email notifications when a contracting opportunity matches their interests, they can view open solicitations, respond to solicitations, view awarded contracts, search vendors, and much more. This is a free service and registration takes place online.
Need another incentive? You must be registered in eMMA in order to be awarded a contract.
Make the time to register in eMMA and become a certified vendor in the SBR Program today.
Already in the SBR?
Enhance Your Vendor Profile
If your firm is currently a certified SBR in eMMA, now is a good time to fine-tune your vendor profile. In particular, be sure to:
- Make sure your Tax ID number has been entered correctly.
- Enter all the contact information for your company, including those fields that are not mandatory. This helps procurement officers reach you when necessary.
- Assign user roles to all of your contacts. You can have as many as you would like, but be sure each one is assigned a user role and his/her individual contact information is provided.
- Carefully and purposefully select your product and service codes. The selections you make will have a direct impact on the email notices your receive as solicitations are posted on eMMA.
Read the Quick Reference Guides for step-by-step instructions (with screen shots) to maintain your vendor profile in eMMA.