This toolkit contains valuable information to
assist State agencies/departments with
the management and compliance of the
Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise
eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) is the only platform to verify vendors in the VSBE Program.
New Source For Federal Veteran Certification Searching
The federal Vets First CVE Verification Program known as VetBiz is no longer in operation. Responsibility for verifying the veteran status of small business owners at the federal level has been transferred to the U.S. Small Business Administration and is now called Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert).
The state's Department of Veteran Affairs continues to perform veteran verifications for Maryland businesses through the eMMA platform.
FY2023 VSBE Annual Report
The VSBE Annual Report must be completed and submitted on or before October 1, 2023. The Annual Report covers the period July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.
Submit the latest VSBE Utilization Data Template by the due date.
This report is mandatory and must be submitted to:
VSBE Report Instructions and Template:
VSBE Additional Reporting Document Tools:
Call 443-346-0717 if you have any questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FY2024 Procurement Forecast
The FY2024 Procurement Forecast is due on or before June 30, 2023.
This data, which includes all projected purchases of $100,000 and above for the fiscal year. Keep in mind the forecast is provided to the public and serves as an important tool for the small, minority, women, and veteran business community. Please give the proper attention to this mandatory report by following the instructions and being thorough with your responses.
A working knowledge of EXCEL is required to prepare the VSBE report. If you are not familiar with this software application, click here to access Microsoft training resources or visit The HUB, Maryland's Learning Management System (LMS), to access a catalog of training classes available to State employees.
To assist agencies using Statewide FMIS, the following link to the ANSWERS
database allows certain FMIS standard reports to be downloaded electronically. DoIT has just launched an updated and enhanced version of ANSWERS. You may need to create a new login and password. Read the Announcement about the new and enhanced ANSWERS
) for more information.
ANSWERS database for Statewide FMIS users
DoIT Service Desk
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032