Business Opportunities

Find new opportunities to do business with Howard County on our website and on our PlanetBids Online Portal. We aim to make participating in County procurements as easy, secure, and reliable as possible.

All sealed bids and proposals will be received by the Howard County Office of Procurement and Contract Administration until the date and time indicated, when they will be opened and read. All bids and proposals in response to solicitations in our e-procurement system must be submitted electronically on PlanetBids.

 

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PlanetBids Online Portal

Instructions for Entering Electronic Bids

eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)

Designing and Constructing for Howard County

PlanetBids Online Portal

Howard County is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all business enterprises to participate in our procurement opportunities. The County utilizes a web-based procurement system hosted by PlanetBids (PB System), provided at no cost to all interested businesses.

PlanetBids allows suppliers to:

  • Search for procurement opportunities
  • Download bid documents
  • Receive addenda
  • Submit electronic bids
  • View bid results
  • Sign up for solicitation email notifications related to your business

All responses are due by the time indicated on each solicitation and late responses will not be accepted. It is the supplier’s responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been obtained.

The County may post solicitations on either the County's website and/or PlanetBids. Suppliers are encouraged to check the County's Current Solicitations and to register on PlanetBids.

Please note: Suppliers are responsible for maintaining up to date and accurate business profile information in the PB System. Suppliers must provide a valid email address to receive solicitation notifications. The County strongly recommends that suppliers provide two email contact addresses to minimize the chance of missing the automated email notifications. This profile information can be updated at anytime.

For all technical assistance, suppliers must reach out to PlanetBids directly.

eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)

Formal solicitation notifications are also posted on eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA).

For more information, please visit https://procurement.maryland.gov/

Architect-Engineer Qualifications Form

The Architect-Engineer Qualification Form, also referred to as the “Standard Form 330” or “SF330” is the contractor information and qualification form required with the vendors response to an EOI solicitation.

Architect-Engineer Qualification Form

Current Solicitations
Title
IFB-2022-37 TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL EQUIPMENT
Content

Opening Date: June 1, 2022
Opening Time: 11:00 A.M.
Buyer: Karen Aghdassi

Title
IFB-2022-43 WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES FOR INFLUENT SCREENINGS
Content

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held virtually via WebEx on May 10, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Please see PlanetBids for the meeting link. 

Opening Date: June 1, 2022
Opening Time: 11:00 A.M.
Buyer: Michael V. Decker, CPPB

Title
IFB-2022-55 PARTS AND REPAIR SERVICES ORGANICS PROCESSING EQUIPMENT
Content

Opening Date: June 8, 2022
Opening Time: 11:00 A.M.
Buyer: Shelley J. Liby, CPPB

Title
IFB 2022-57 PRINCETON PIGGYBACK 55.4+ 10' MAST TRUCK-MOUNTED FORKLIFT
Content

REVISED Opening Date: June 8, 2022
Opening Time: 11:00 A.M.
Buyer: Chaunta Taylor

Title
IFB-2022-58 JUNCTION INDUSTRIAL PARK STORMWATER MANAGEMENT POND RETROFIT, CAPITAL PROJECT NO. D-1177
Content

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held virtually via WebEx on May 31, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Please see PlanetBids for the meeting link. 

Opening Date: June 29, 2022
Opening Time: 11:00 A.M.
Buyer: Michael V. Decker, CPPB

Title
IFB-2022-59 BODY ARMOR PLATES
Content

Opening Date: May 31, 2022
Opening Time: 11:00 A.M.
Buyer: Jalene Duressa

Title
RFP-10-2022 WATER VALVE INSPECTION PROGRAM
Content

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held virtually via WebEx on May 18, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Please see PlanetBids for the meeting link. 

Opening Date: June 1, 2022
Opening Time: 11:00 A.M.
Buyer: Jalene Duressa

Title
RFP-14-2022 ONE-STOP OPERATOR FOR THE HOWARD COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREA
Content

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held May 10, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the Columbia Workforce Center, 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046.

Opening Date: June 1, 2022
Opening Time: 11:00 A.M.
Buyer: Rena Agee

 

Title
RFP-16-2022 CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION STUDY
Content

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held virtually via WebEx on May 25, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Please see PlanetBids for the meeting link. 

Opening Date: June 8, 2022
Opening Time: 11:00 A.M.
Buyer: Dean Hof

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