Office of Procurement and Contract Management

The Office of Procurement and Contract Management is part of the Office of the Deputy of Operations within the Maryland State Department of Education. The primary purpose of the Procurement and Contract Management Unit is to manage procurements which allow the agency to acquire the commodities, services, and information technology that is necessary to carry out MSDE’s mission. The Unit strives to effectively meet the procurement and contract management goals of all MSDE divisions by working with MSDE program leaders. 

Unit Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serve as the primary officers, point of contacts, service providers, and strategic partners/coordinators for assigned divisional leaders and offices to ensure annual procurement and contract management goals are met.
  • Utilizes best in class strategies to work with assigned divisional leaders and offices to implement and ensure procurement and contracting service level agreements to support MSDE’s multiyear strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives. 
  • Oversees the entire life cycle that makes up MSDE’s procurement and contract management processes and practices to ensure high-quality services across the department. 
  • Manage all procurement & contract management processes.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert to drive continuous improvement in MSDE’s internal and external business services practices. 

eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) — Maryland’s Online Procurement System

eMaryland MarketPlace Advantage (eMMA is the State of Maryland's electronic commerce system where bid opportunities and awards are posted. eMMA is administered by the Maryland Department of General Services and used by Maryland State Agencies as well as many counties and local municipalities.

Questions and support for eMMA?

There are numerous Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) available. These Guides provide step-by-step instructions and screenshots on working within eMMA.

Contact the eMMA Help Desk:


Krishnanda Tallur
Deputy State Superintendent of Operations
Office: (410) 767-0123
Fax: (410) 767-0431
TTY/TDD: (410) 333-6442

Business Services Partners: 

Jenna Meinl
Office: (410) 767-0008
Mobile: (443) 610-1493

Victoria F. Bell, MBA
Office: (410) 767-0121
Mobile: (410) 804-5047

Frank M. Conaway III
Mobile: (443) 602-4163