23 Jul 19: Maryland's new e-procurement system for business between vendors, the state and local governments have gone live. The state's Department of General Services (DGS) announced Monday that its new procurement technology is now available. The new system, titled eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), was brought about by a 2016 effort led by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford to modernize the state's procurement system. The DGS teamed up with procurement services firm Nitor to implement the new system. Procurement for the state was first moved to the internet in 2000.