Doing Business with the City of Bowie

City of Bowie Procurement

The City of Bowie has a procurement process that is designed to to promote competition in an open and fair environment, while providing the City with quality products and services at the best price. The City strives to maintain the highest standard in public procurement. The City’s procurement process is established by Section 61 of the City Charter and Section 19A of the City Code.

SDAT Good Standing Requirement

All vendors conducting business with the City of Bowie must to be registered with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) and be in good standing with SDAT. For information on registration vendors should call SDAT at 410-767-1340. The City of Bowie verifies all vendors’ status with SDAT.

eMaryland Marketplace Advantage

The City of Bowie uses eMaryland Marketplace Advantage to publish all solicitations for competitive procurements in excess of $25,000. EMaryland Marketplace Advantage is the State of Maryland’s online procurement system that publishes solicitations and provides access to solicitation information. Vendors interested in receiving information regarding City of Bowie procurements should register on the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage-platform at: Please note that responses to solicitations are only accepted by way of Bid Locker.

Bid Locker

The City of Bowie uses the Bid Locker platform  to provide access to solicitation documents and for vendors or interested parties to submit bids or proposals. Any interested party may register with Bid Locker at at no cost to submit bids and proposals, and to access solicitation documents.

All new solicitations in excess of $25,000 will be posted to City of Bowie, MD: Secure Bid Submission - Bid Locker.

Current Intent to Negotiate Announcements
Redesign for Jericho Park Hiker Biker Trail (3/2023)
Allen Pond Park Stage and Canopy Design and Survey (9/2023)
Composting Feasibility Study (9/2023) 
On-Site Project Management Assistance (9/2023) 
Emergency Stream Bank Repairs 10/2023 
Bowie Railroad Museum Permitting and Construction Administration