Procurement Department

Taunton MA

Mission Statement:

The mission statement for the Department of Procurement is responsible for the control and accountability for all purchases made by City departments. The Department ensures that all purchases of goods and services, as well as construction and capital project bids are in accordance with the City's ethical standards. open, fair and competitive practice under Commonwealth and City Regulations.

Surplus and GovDeals:

The Department of Procurement controls and manages the use of all surplus property or materials on behalf of all City departments. The Department is responsible for the disposal or sale of all City property determined to no longer be useful for any municipal purpose. The Department will dispose of its surplus property in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. The Department has transitioned to online auctioning as a pre-requisite to disposal of potentially salvageable items. The general public is welcome to visit the online site (located to the left on this page) and register as a bidder. 

Governing Procurement Laws:

M.G.L. c. 149 - Building Construction Contracts

M.G.L. c.30, § 39M or M.G.L. c.30B - Public Works (non-building) Construction Contracts (with labor)

M.G.L. c.30, §39M or M.G.L. c.30B - Construction Materials Procurement (without labor)

M.G.L. c. 7C, §44-58 - Design Services for Public Building Projects

M.G.L. c.30B - Procurement of Supplies and Services

Procurement Resources:

Office of the Inspector General: Procurement Charts 

Chapter 30B Manual: Procuring Supplies, Services and Real Property

Chapter 149 Manual: Designing and Constructing Public Facilities

COMMBUYS: Official Procurement Record System of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Central Register

Goods and Services Bulletin

Prevailing Wage Program