02743 Purchasing Department

Find 02743 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

New Bedford Purchasing Department 133 William Street New Bedford MA 02740 5.9 miles from 02743 508-979-1433

Plymouth Purchasing Department 11 Lincoln Street Plymouth MA 02360 20.5 miles from 02743 508-830-4131

Brockton Purchasing Department 45 School Street Brockton MA 02301 25.9 miles from 02743 508-580-7191

Narragansett Purchasing Department 25 5th Avenue Narragansett Pier RI 02882 35.3 miles from 02743 401-782-0644

Quincy Purchasing Department 1305 Hancock Street Quincy MA 02169 37.2 miles from 02743 617-376-1061

Newton Purchasing Department 1000 Commonwealth Avenue Newton MA 02459 45.6 miles from 02743 617-796-1220

Watertown Purchasing Department 149 Main Street Watertown Town MA 02472 47.2 miles from 02743 617-972-6414

Medford Purchasing Department 85 George P Hassett Drive Medford MA 02155 49.5 miles from 02743 781-393-2464

Arlington Purchasing Department 730 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington MA 02476 49.9 miles from 02743 781-316-3005

Marlborough Purchasing Department 140 Main Street Marlborough MA 01752 54.6 miles from 02743 508-460-3707

Purchasing Departments Near Me

About Purchasing Departments

How do vendors learn about contracting opportunities?

For small-scale contracts, the Purchasing Department will typically contact vendors directly for the purpose of obtaining quotes. For larger contracts, RFP or bid announcements are usually posted in local print publications, relevant trade publications, and on the agency's website. Many Purchasing Departments offer online registration that sends email alerts to vendors when RFPs or bid announcements are issued.

Do Purchasing Departments always select the vendor with the lowest priced bid or proposal?

For commodities and other items that are procured using a formal bid process, the lowest priced proposal generally must be awarded the contract. However, a bid must comply with all specifications in the bid documents as well as all insurance and other requirements. Vendors with performance issues on prior contracts may also be disqualified. For RFPs and RFQs, pricing is only one consideration among many in awarding a contract.

May vendors and contractors from other jurisdictions do business with the Purchasing Department?

Purchasing Departments generally accept proposals from outside their jurisdiction's boundaries. In some counties and local governments, the Charter may allow for some preference to local businesses.