Doing Business with the County

The Purchasing Division of the Office of Central Services is responsible for purchasing supplies, materials and equipment for all County Government department and agency operations. It is also responsible for procuring all contracts for construction and consultant services.

The P.O.R.T. System

The Procurement Operations Resource Technology system – or PORT – is a secure, web-based eProcurement system for Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The system will help to streamline procurement processes as well as offer many new features and expanded services, including:

  • Business opportunities posted to a consolidated bid board where you can view and respond
  • Automatic email notification of business opportunities
  • Ability to electronically submit bids or proposals
  • Enhanced self-service vendor registration in a "one-stop shop”
  • Ability to upload documents such as W9, SDAT, COI, etc.
  • Much more!


Frequently asked questions about the web-based eProcurement system P.O.R.T. and how to get started.

All vendors who wish to bid on future opportunities to sell products and/or services to Anne Arundel County, Maryland and its local agencies are encouraged to register online. Click on the Registration button to begin your vendor profile set up. If there are any questions regarding Vendor Registration after you have read the instructions below, please contact

The Bid Opportunities button above will be updated with all new Anne Arundel County solicitations created through the P.O.R.T. system.  Solicitations that were published prior to the implementation of the P.O.R.T. system will still be accessible from the Purchasing Division’s Current Solicitations menu until they are closed. Continue to check both pages for available opportunities.  Once you register and set up a vendor profile through the Registration tab you will be able to log in and bid on new open opportunities.

If you are registering in PORT, or need help with Procurement, please contact Elisa Brown at (410) 222-7667.

Если вы регистрируетесь в PORT или вам нужна помощь в закупках, свяжитесь с Элисой Браун по телефону (410) 222-7667.

Si se está registrando en PORT o necesita ayuda con Adquisiciones, comuníquese con Elisa Brown al (410) 222-7667.

PORT에 등록하거나 조달에 도움이 필요한 경우 (410) 222-7667로 Elisa Brown에게 문의하십시오.

Si vous vous inscrivez au PORT ou avez besoin d'aide pour l'approvisionnement, veuillez contacter Elisa Brown au (410) 222-7667.

如果您在PORT註冊,或需要採購方面嘅幫助,請致電 (410) 222-7667 聯繫Elisa Brown.

如果您在 PORT 注册,或需要采购方面的帮助,请致电 (410) 222-7667 联系 Elisa Brown.