Article - State Finance and Procurement
(a) Any procurement by a unit of goods, supplies, services, maintenance, construction, construction–related services, architectural services, and engineering services shall be eligible for designation for the small business reserve.
(b) A solicitation for procurement that has been designated for a small business reserve shall be published in the same manner as required for an invitation for bids as set forth in § 13–103(c) of this article.
(c) The procurement officer of a unit shall award a procurement contract designated for a small business reserve to the small business that submits a responsive bid that:
(1) is the lowest bid price;
(2) if the invitation for bids so provides, is the lowest evaluated bid price; or
(3) is the bid or proposal most favorable to the State within the small business reserve.