Bidding, Contracting, & Business Opportunities

The City of Baltimore contracts for and procures a wide variety of goods and services. This page provides links to contract opportunities with the City's major procuring agencies. Minority and Women-Owned Businesses are encouraged to respond to requests for bids and proposals directly as prime contractors.

Bidder Registration - Workday

Workday is the City of Baltimore's online procurement system for purchases managed by the Department of Finance's Bureau of Purchases. This business tool provides vendors with easy access to the vast majority of non-construction procurement opportunities with City agencies. Registration in Workday allows bidders to receive an email notification when bids are advertised for the commodity/service code(s) selected during the registration process.

Bidders to download terms and conditions by clicking on the attachment tab. Bidders must be registered in Workday to view bid and download documents.
For assistance, bidders may use the following quick links.

  • Suppliers can find instructions and training resources on the How-to Guides page
  • Active suppliers should access the Supplier Self-Service Portal (Workday) utilizing the username and temporary password provided via email from
  • If active suppliers do not have a username and password, they should contact the Workday help desk at for assistance. 

Request for Quote RFQ-000414 Opportunities for Renewable Energy at City Properties Due 10/18

Virtual Q & A Wed 9/27 3pm 

DGS will conduct a question and answer session on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 1:00 PM EST. Vendors wishing to attend this virtual event can click on the link below: 

Microsoft Teams
Click Here to Join the Meeting
Meeting ID: 232 459 597 941
Passcode: v2MC2P 
call in (audio only)+1 667-228-6519,,640348464# 
Phone Conference ID: 640 348 464#

Request for Quote: Incontinence Supplies and Durable Goods (RFQ-000366)

13.5% MBE & WBE Utilization Requirement 
Due 10/18 11am

Request for Quote: Furnish and Deliver Aggregate Materials (RFQ-000239)

Due 11/1/23 11 am

Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Solicitation No. RFQ-000239 - Furnish and Deliver Aggregate Materials.

Prospective bidders should download specifications/documents by clicking on the "Attachment" tab of the open RFQ in Workday. The solicitation and terms and conditions are in Parts 1 and 2. 

Bids must be submitted to the Office of the Comptroller, City of Baltimore, 100 Holliday Street, Room 204 by 11:00 a.m. on the due date. Electronic bidding on formal solicitations is not available at this time. 

The Pre-Bid Conference information is located on Page 8, Section SW11, IFB Solicitation (Part 1 of 2). The last date and time for questions is located in Section SW11.A. 

Electronic Bidding is not authorized for this formal solicitation. 

The Board of Estimates meets bi-weekly to approval City contracts.  Please visit for the meeting schedule, meeting materials, prior meeting agendas & recordings.

21st Century Schools Projects

Learn more about Baltimore City's $1 billion school construction program and opportunities. 

Housing & Community Development and Housing Authority of Baltimore City

Housing Authority of Baltimore City

Baltimore Development Corporation

Lists requests for proposals (RFPs) for development opportunities throughout the City. Registration is required to view RFPs.

Parking Authority of Baltimore City 

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino

NAACP to Redevelop its National Headquarters, Opens RFQ (Request for Qualifications)

The NAACP desires to redevelop 4805 Mt. Hope Dr., Baltimore, MD 21215 (3.21 acres, 43,454sf existing building) which it envisions will consist of uses that maximize value of the land, achieve its highest and best use, and delivers a redevelopment project that achieves the mission of the NAACP. The NAACP is seeking expressions of interest and qualifications for a development partner. The NAACP will consider scenarios that propose a joint venture partnership between the development entity and the NAACP, or a structure that consists of the developer entering into a long-term ground lease agreement to accomplish the redevelopment of the Property.  The NAACP will not consider proposals that include the fee simple disposition of the NAACP-owned Property.  Under either scenario, the Project should address the NAACP’s desired development requirements further defined in this RFQ.

Department of Public Works Construction Projects (Notice of Letting)

Recreation & Parks Capital Projects

Baltimore Peninsula Contracting Opportunities

How to Start a Business as a Cannabis Grower &/or Dispensary

Click here to visit the Maryland Cannabis Administration.

The purpose of this fund is to assist small, minority–owned, and women–owned businesses entering the adult–use cannabis industry. More information about the fund for interested residents can be found here Cannabis Business Assistance Fund.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Bank United, Women in Business Challenge 2023 
Deadline: September 15, 2023
October is National Women's Small Business Month and BankUnited would like to recognize women-owned businesses in our communities. If you're a women-owned business owner in Florida or New York and you are ready to make your business 'Go For More', we invite you to submit a 3-minute video and application telling us why your business would benefit from $15,000. 
Click here to learn more. 

The Black Women in Business Supportive Grant 
Deadline: September 22, 2023
The Black Women in Business Supportive Grant (BWBSG) is awarded to qualified applicants to advance the growth of businesses in Greater Phoenix while addressing systemic issues affecting access to capital for black women business owners. The grant will be administered by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation in partnership with Wells Fargo Awards of $5,000 to $15,000 will be provided to selected applicants from a funding pool of $100,000. 
Click here to learn more.

The Mama Ladder
Deadline: September 30, 2023 
The Mama Ladder helps ambitious mom entrepreneurs grow their businesses. This is an international grant program. Mothers who own businesses from any country are welcome to apply. These grants are not venture capital. and never need to be paid back. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 grant check. 
Click here to learn more.

FedEx Entrepreneur Fund 
Deadline: October 16, 2023
"Through the FedEx" Entrepreneur Fund, thirty $10,000 grants will be awarded to entrepreneurs who have a connection to the military and/or entrepreneurs with disabilities. And, a subset of grant recipients will be considered for participation in FedEx's Accelerator Program, a digital community space that will be home to monthly business coaching workshops, mentorships, networking, and more. 
Click here to learn more.

Small Business Growth Fund Grants 
Deadline: October 20, 2023
This fund is part of Hello Alice's broader mission to provide essential resources, tools, and support to underserved small businesses. In partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network and funded by Etsy and Progressive, this year's program is offering grants of $5,000 to $25,000 to select businesses. 
Click here to learn more.

The Small Business Growth Fund is back with more $5K-$25K grants!
Deadline: October 27, 2023 
In partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and with funding from Etsy and Progressive, Hello Alice’s Small Business Growth Fund is offering $5,000-$25,000 grants to provide entrepreneurs the capital they need to make their next move. Applications for the current round are open through Friday, October 27, 2023, at 6 p.m. ET. 

To be eligible, a business must be a U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico-based, for-profit business with less than $1M in 2022 gross annual revenue, have a commitment to its customers and community, and have a clear plan to use the grant funds in accordance with the official rules.
Click here to learn more.

AAUW Career Development Grants 
Deadline: November 15, 2023 
Career Development Grants provide funding of $2,000 to $20,000 to women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce education, health and medical sciences, sciences, technology, engineering, math (STEM), or social sciences. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
Click here to learn more.

EmployABILITY Business Grants 
Deadline: December 23, 2023 
Part of the Demand Side Employment Initiative (DSEI) from the California Department of Rehabilitation, the EmployABILITY Business grant offers small and medium-sized businesses in California the opportunity to grow their businesses and upgrade their hiring. Grants up to $200,000 will be awarded. 
Click here to learn more.

To see more grant opportunities, please click here.