For immediate release: June 30, 2023

Metro is opening doors for business, opportunities for companies large and small

**UPDATE: Please note deadline to register extended to Tuesday, July 25, at 5 p.m.**

Metro is open for business and looking to expand its regional opportunities and partnerships. With more than 18,000 purchase orders awarded annually, qualified vendors support a wide range of departments, including information technology, construction, facility maintenance, real estate, and inventory for day-to-day operations. Companies interested in doing business with Metro are invited to register now to attend Metro’s Procurement Fair, Tuesday, August 15.

The event will give business leaders an opportunity to meet with Metro’s procurement team, network with other vendors and government contractors, and attend workshops geared toward business growth and expansion.

“Each year we award an average of $2.2 billion in contract awards. We have large prime contractors and sub-contractors for major construction projects, service contracts, and opportunities for small, minority and disadvantaged businesses,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer T. Suzette Moore. “We welcome companies large and small around the region to see what Metro has to offer.”

During the one-day fair, Metro expects to have up to 40 vendor booths from both the private sector and government contracting. Workshops will include break-out sessions on how to get your foot in the door, building your business, bonding, and opportunities across Metro’s different program areas.

Metro’s popular speed networking session will return to help match prime contractors with small businesses through 15-minute match-making meetings.

The Procurement Fair will be held Tuesday, August 15, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at:

The Hotel at the University of Maryland
Calvert Ballroom
7777 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740

Participants must register by Tuesday, July 25, at 5 p.m.* Space is limited to 400 attendees.

Small, minority and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) are encouraged to attend. Metro recently implemented a new Women and Minority Business Program (WMBE) and maintains a robust DBE program. Last year Metro’s annual DBE spend overwhelmingly exceeded the target goal of 25 percent with over 33 percent of contract dollars going to DBEs.

Contracting opportunities are available as part of Metro’s six-year, $12 billion Capital Improvement Program, in addition to Metro’s annual operating budget.

Learn more about doing business with Metro at

 Procurement fair 2023-extended deadline