Overview

This Quick Reference Guide (QRG) is intended for Buyers who need to search, browse, and filter sourcing projects in the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA).

NOTE: For best results, use the Google Chrome browser to access eMMA.

NOTE: If you need help at any time, please reach out to the eMMA helpdesk at emma.helpdesk@maryland.gov.


Step-by-Step Instructions

Browse Solicitations

  1. Access eMMA at https://emma.maryland.gov and log in with your credentials.

    NOTE: Depending on your agency, you may only need to click the State SSO Login (Secure Auth) button or the MDOT SSO Login (MSAzure) button and log in with your credentials.

  2. Click the Sourcing tab at the top of the screen and select Browse Sourcing Projects from the drop-down menu that opens. A list of sourcing projects that you’re a part of displays.
    The Sourcing tab and Browse Sourcing Projects option in the drop-down menu.

  3. The Limit to my scope filter is on by default when you reach this page. It limits the results to any project where you are a member of the Team.  Below the search fields at the top, click the X to the right of the Limit to my scopfilter to remove it.
    The X to remove the Limit to my scope filter.

  4. (Optional) To turn the Limit to my scope filter back on, click the checkbox to the left of the Search button.
    The Limit to my scope checkbox.

  5. Click the Search button to the right of the filter fields. The page displays a list of all Sourcing Projects.
  6. (Optional) To download the results in an Excel file, right-click the column header hyperlinks.The ID, Project and Type columns.
    1. At the top of the menu, click the option with the Excel icon that says Download table “Sourcing Projects” in Excel format. A thumbnail of the file displays at the very bottom of the browser window.
      The Download table Sourcing Projects in Excel format option.


Filters

The filters provided on this page let you narrow the list of sourcing projects to a smaller and better-defined list. This section shows how to use the filters on the Browse Sourcing Projects page. You can use one filter or a combination of several. Applied filters display below the filter fields. Click the X to the right of a filter to remove it.
The Filter fields and the Search button.

Keywords

  1. Enter a search term or keyword for the sourcing project in the Keywords field.

    The Keywords field.
  2. Click the Search button. The page displays sourcing project results based on the term you entered.


Issuing / Other Agency

  1. Click the Issuing / Other Agency field to enter a name or search the drop-down menu. Select the Issuing Agency or other agency associated with the sourcing project or click See All at the bottom of the menu.

    The Issuing/Other Agency field.NOTE: Clicking See All opens a window in which all agencies are listed. Search for a term in the Keywords field and click the Search button to return relevant results. Select an agency from this list and close the window:—the agency auto-populates in the Issuing / Other Agency field.

  2. Click the Search button to display results.

Procurement Officer / Buyer

  1. Click the Procurement Officer/Buyer field to enter a name or search the drop-down menu. Select the Procurement Officer (PO) associated with the sourcing project or click See All at the bottom of the menu.

    Graphical user interface, text, application, Word  Description automatically generatedNOTE: Clicking See All opens the Contacts window in which all Buyers are listed. At the top of the window are five more filter fields you can use to narrow your results; Keywords, Type, Vendor, Commodity, and Organization. You can use one filter field or a combination of many to filter results. Click the Search button to return relevant results. Select a PO from this list and close the window. The selected PO populates in the Procurement Officer/Buyer field.
    The five new fields to search for a Procurement Officer.
  2. Click the Search button to display results.

Main Category

  1. Click the Main Category field to enter a name or search the drop-down menu. Select the main category for the sourcing project or click See All at the bottom of the menu.

    The Main Category field.

    NOTE: Clicking See All opens a window in which all main categories are listed. Search for a term in the Keywords field and click the Search button to return relevant results. Select a main category from the list and close the window:—the selected category auto-populates in the Main Category field.

  2. Click the Search button to display results


Once you locate the desired sourcing project in the list, click the Edit (pencil) icon to the left of the sourcing project to view its details.

NOTE: You can also select the blue hyperlinks for a project and see the same set of details.


The Edit or pencil icon.