Collective Procurement

Contracted services include:

  • Roadway Management
  • Surface Sealing Treatments
  • Crack Filling, e.g., Microsurfacing
  • Street Sweeping
  • Traffic Markings
  • Guardrail
  • Earth Materials
  • Catch Basin Cleaning
  • Tree Services
  • Debris Disposal
  • Street Name Signs and Posts (Furnish and Install)
  • Trench Patch Repairs 

FCAM Collective Purchasing Program

MAPC acts as the purchasing agent for the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts (FCAM) and issues all bids and contracts in compliance with M.G.L. c. 30B.

FCAM is a membership-based corporation that provides technical assistance and advice to member municipalities and other fire and emergency medical service providers throughout Massachusetts.

In his own words: 

How did MAPC and FCAM save one Massachusetts town, Natick, time and money? Read the story in an article in the AWPA Reporter, a publication of the American Public Works Association, by Thomas Collins, PWLF, Deputy Director of Public Woks and Supervisor of Equipment Maintenance in the Town of Natick.

GBPC Collective Purchasing Program

Since 2004, the Greater Boston Police Council (GBPC) has partnered with the MAPC, which acts as purchasing agent for the GBPC and issues all bids and contracts in compliance with M.G.L. c.30B.

The GBPC is a non-profit corporation, led by a 10-member Board of Directors comprised of member Chiefs of Police. It maintains an integrated public safety communication system and provides training and collective purchasing services for the benefit of its member agencies and their communities.

Parking Payment Systems

MAPC, in partnership with the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA), has conducted a joint procurement for parking payment systems, on behalf of municipalities across the Commonwealth. After approval from an exhaustive RFP process and independent evaluation committee, we have pre-selected vendors for single space meters, multispace meters, and pay by phone systems. Any municipality in Massachusetts is now able to contract directly with any approved vendor.

Learn more about our parking payment systems

Public Works Collective Purchasing Program

MAPC works with several groups of public works departments to procure a variety of highway maintenance services. Bundling the needs of many departments for the same work under a single set of specifications has the effect of lowering prices, making for more manageable outcomes and coordinating scheduling within the group. MAPC coordinates the decision-making process, performs the procurements compliant with M.G.L. c.30, s.39M and M.G.L. c. 30B, and serves as an advocate for the users whenever problems arise with contractors. With MAPC managing the procurement, DPW users are relieved of the administrative burdens and left to manage the work.


For additional information on any of MAPC's Collective Purchasing Programs or to discuss ideas for othe rregional procurements, please contact Heidi Anderson, MAPC's Manager of Municipal Procurement Services at (617)933-0764 or at