Collective Procurement

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What we do

Does your municipality need new emergency vehicles or personal gear, smarter parking equipment, or other equipment or services? We can help! MAPC coordinates the decision-making, performs the procurements, and lifts the administrative burden from municipalities. Our procurement expertise ensures complete compliance, and our intense customer focus means the savings in time and money are substantial. 

We can help your municipality procure - and save on - a full range of apparatus, equipment, and services.

FCAM Collective Purchasing Program

fcam logoAcquiring fire apparatus doesn't have to be so complex, expensive, and time-consuming. As purchasing agent for the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts, MAPC handles the procurement and negotiates the pricing with vendors, so FCAM members just choose the apparatus and manufacturer - at incredible discounts. Click here to learn more about the FCAM Collective Purchasing Program

GBPC Collective Purchasing Program
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MAPC also acts as the purchasing agent for the Greater Boston Police Council. Members of GBPC nationwide can use our easy "shop and buy" program to purchase discounted police vehicles, personal gear, and more easily. Find out more about the GBPC Collective Purchasing Program here.

Public Works Collective Purchasing Program

MAPC works with several groups of public works departments to procure a variety of highway maintenance services. This simplifies the process, lowers prices, and makes for more manageable outcomes and beter 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 focus on the work.

We offer a multitude of contracted services, listed below. For more information, please contact Lorraine See.

  • 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

Additional Contracting Opportunities

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Systems

MAPC, in partnership with the Cities of Boston, Cambridge, Newton, and Somerville, and the Town of Brookline, Lexington, Natick, Wakefield, and Westwood, has conducted a collective procurement for AVL technology to support municipal snow and ice removal operations, on behalf of the MAPC Region municipalities. Any MAPC municipality is elegible to use these contracts. Click here for information about AVL.

Bicycle Parking Program

MAPC is pleased to continue the Regional Bicycle Parking Program for 2017 - 2019! Find out how to use this Program to purchase bike parking here.

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. Any municipality in Massachusetts is now able to contract directly with any approved vendor for a variety of parking meters at deep discounts. Click here to learn more.

EMS Supplies & Medications

MAPC, in partnership with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), Hampshire Council of Governments (HCOG), and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD), participated in a cooperative group bid for EMS supplies commonly used by municipal ambulance departments, school nurses, and athletic departments.

Find out more about using this bid to purchase EMS Supplies & Medications here


For additional information on any of MAPC's Collective Purchasing Programs or to discuss ideas for other regional procurements, please contact Mark Fine, MAPC's Director of Municipal Collaboration at (617) 933-0789 or