Office of Procurement and Contract Management (OPCM)

The Maryland State Department of Transportation (MDOT SHA) Office of Procurement and Contract Management (OPCM) is responsible for two separate procurement functions:

  • Architectural and Engineering Procurement through the Consultant Services Division
  • General Procurement through the Procurement Services and Support Division.

The office develops and conducts agency-wide procurement certification training, establishes procurement policies and procedures, provides internal control oversight, and acts as principal contact for the Board of Public Works, the Department of General Services and the Department of Budget and Management.

Consultant Services Division (CSD)

This division is responsible for all architectural/engineering (A/E) procurements required by MDOT SHA. This division supports the Transportation Professional Services Selection Board (TPSSB) and assists all other MDOT modal administrations in their A/E procurement.

Procurement Services and Support Division

This division supports decentralized procurement operations for all small procurement purchases agency-wide, services contracts, and commodity purchases.

The Office of Procurement and Contract Management is a direct report to the Deputy Administrator for Administration.


MDOT pursues all A/E projects on a competitive technical/negotiated price basis. All A/E projects more than $200,000 follow Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 21.12.02, which regulates TPSSB, MDOT’s A/E internal guidelines, and federal laws and regulations.

CSD advertises all MDOT TPSSB A/E projects in excess of $200,000 to solicit Consultant Expressions of Interest. Project advertisements are placed in The Daily Record and in eMaryland Marketplace for at least 15 days, per COMAR. The date published in the Daily Record is the project's advertisement date.

Learn More

The Standard MDOT SHA Request for Proposal details how you must prepare technical and price proposals. Included are the General Conditions included in all A/E contracts. 

For assistance contact us at or 410-545-0437.