Procurement Department

The Procurement Department purchases goods and services using best value practices while working collaboratively to meet the needs of customers. It is our mission to ensure that Towson University’s procurements are conducted in a competitive, fair and open environment in full compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulations.

Electronic Bid Board

For our electronic bid board, please visit Work with TU.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program

It is the goal of Towson University to afford MBEs, certified by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the opportunity to participate in all contracts. MBEs may participate either directly as the prime or indirectly through subcontracting opportunities. The university will attempt to achieve the result that a minimum of 29 percent of the total dollar value be made either directly or indirectly from Maryland-certified MBEs. MBE firms are encouraged to contact university MBE/SBR Liaison Barbara Hufnagel at 410-704-3486 or .

To find a minority business, you can visit the MDOT MBE directory. More information is available through the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs.

Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program

The SBR program, created in 2004, is a race-neutral program that allows small businesses to participate as direct, prime contractors on state contracts. The SBR certification process is part of the eMarylandMarketplace registration. SBR firms are encouraged to contact university MBE/SBR Liaison Barbara Hufnagel at 410-704-3486 or .

Helpful Links

National Procurement Websites

USM Procurement Departments

State of Maryland Websites

Web Guides

Federal Websites