Procurement

Dear Valued Vendors! Provincetown will be transitioning to a new eProcurement solution (OpenGov) for publishing solicitations, and receiving vendor responses. Register your account early to begin receiving email notifications for the type’s Bid/RFP opportunities. Registration is 100% free for vendors!

We has partnered with OpenGov and is excited to announce our transition from a paper-based bid solicitation process to a fully automated, web-based electronic bidding and vendor management system. Below are the bids and proposals currently being solicited and the corresponding closing dates for each. Our new e-Procurement Portal will allow interested parties to do the following:

● Register to bid and receive notifications of future opportunities in the e-Procurement Portal by selecting Subscribe to create an account.

● Follow updates to existing solicitations by finding the solicitation and clicking the Follow button. This will allow all interested parties to receive amendments and addenda automatically.

● Submit questions and receive answers for open solicitations.

● Guide vendors through the process of responding electronically to RFPs, bids, etc. to ensure submissions have been accurately completed.

● Ultimately, be your one location for all bid opportunities issued by the Town of Provincetown.

To get started, click here to sign up. You’ll receive an email to activate your account. For more information about how to register, please see our help file here.

Registration

In order to view Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Quotes (RFQ), and Invitations for Bids (IFB) online, you must register for each proposal you are interested in.

Your registration will give us the contact information to forward any addenda or additional information should they become available for that particular bid or proposal.

THERE IS NO COST FOR VENDORS TO REGISTER WITH OPENGOV.

Submission

Unless otherwise noted, all bids and proposals can still be submitted to:
Office of the Town Manager, Provincetown Town Hall,
260 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-7002.

Once you register, you will promptly be redirected to the bid or proposal you selected.

Public Procurement in Massachusetts

Public procurement in Massachusetts is subject to the provisions of Chapter 30B – Uniform Procurement Act (https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleIII/Chapter30B).  In general, Chapter 30B applies to the procurement of supplies and services, dispositions of surplus supplies, and the acquisition and disposition of real property.  The contracting procedures in Chapter 30B are based on three premises:

  1. Uniform contracting procedures promote competition and fairness. Chapter 30B clarified and demystified local contracting for vendors competing for contracts and for citizens observing the process.
  2. Fair, robust competition for larger procurements saves money and promotes integrity and public confidence in government.
  3. Scaled procedures reflect that larger contracts merit more attention than smaller contracts and enable local governmental bodies to devote more attention to larger contracts.

There are exemptions to Chapter 30B contained in Appendix A of the Chapter 30B Manual.  It is important to be familiar with Massachusetts procurement laws as the Town of Nantucket strictly adheres to all state procurement requirements.  Please contact the Town’s Procurement Office or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General if you have questions.

Useful Information:

For more information, contact Shannon Corea, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager.