02837 Purchasing Department

Find 02837 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 14.8 miles from 02837 508-979-1433

Narragansett Purchasing Department 25 5th Avenue Narragansett Pier RI 02882 16.6 miles from 02837 401-782-0644

Brockton Purchasing Department 45 School Street Brockton MA 02301 39.7 miles from 02837 508-580-7191

Plymouth Purchasing Department 11 Lincoln Street Plymouth MA 02360 39.9 miles from 02837 508-830-4131

Norwich Purchasing Department 100 Broadway Norwich CT 06360 47.0 miles from 02837 860-823-3706

Quincy Purchasing Department 1305 Hancock Street Quincy MA 02169 51.3 miles from 02837 617-376-1061

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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.