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Maryland offering business intelligence tool to small business owners | Business

ANNAPOLIS — The State of Maryland’s Procurement Forecast for Fiscal Year 2021 is now available on the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs website.

The database provides insights on projected opportunities that are expected to be advertised or awarded through June 30, 2021.

“This is a powerful business intelligence tool for small, minority, women, and veteran business owners,” said Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.

“It provides insight on what is likely to be coming down the pipeline, yet many entrepreneurs don’t even know it exists.”

The forecast identifies both new and recurring purchases of $100,000 or greater on projected opportunities in the current fiscal year. This includes task orders issued under master contracts.

As an added feature and since small businesses are often seeking contracting opportunities below the mandated $100,000 threshold, many state agencies also included information

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