Frequently Asked Questions

How do I do business with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County?

UMBC advertises requirements on eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA). Please register with eMMA on their New Vendor Welcome Page for contract opportunities with the University and other agencies in the State of Maryland. UMBC also maintains a bid board at

Smaller purchases ($5,000 & under) have been delegated to each department within the University.

When responding to a solicitation, vendors should:

    1. Read the requirements, specifications, scope of work, instructions and terms and conditions carefully.
    2. Respond in accordance with the instructions.
    3. If something is not clear, it is the supplier’s responsibility to ask questions of the Procurement Officer conducting the solicitation.
How can I get on the University’s Bid List?

In keeping with our mission to be sustainable, UMBC does not maintain a bid list.  Solicitations are posted on our eBid Board and eMaryland Marketplace Advantage.

Who is the Buyer for a specific product/service?

See our Buyer Commodity List available here:

How can I submit an invoice for payment?

Invoices must be sent directly to Accounts Payable and include the purchase order OR contract number number and vendor’s FEIN number.  Invoices that are not properly identified will not be accepted.  Email address for Accounts Payable:

How can I check on my payment?

Click on the link below to check the status of your payment from Annapolis.  Enter your Social Security Number or Federal ID Number, and create a password:

Within UMBC, you may contact Accounts Payable at Fax: 410-455-1068; Phone: 410-455-3638

Where can I park when visiting the UMBC campus?

For parking information, visit University Parking Services at or by calling 410-455-2551 or by email The Parking map is available here:

Where do I get directions to the University?

Directions are available on our website at