Collective Purchasing


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Collective Purchasing

MAPC is dedicated to lifting the administrative burden from municipalities to help them procure – and save on – a full range of apparatus, equipment, and services. MAPC’s procurement specialists make it easy to save time and money by offering various contracts for emergency vehicles, personal gear, and smarter parking equipment.

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, Marjorie Weinberger, Procurement Services Manager/Senior Counsel at (617) 933-0724, or Lorraine See, Procurement Specialist at

The Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts (FCAM) purchasing program is only one of many ways that MAPC can assist your municipality.

The FCAM program is a convenient, cost-effective way for communities to easily “shop and buy” fire apparatus and manufacturers without having to worry about pricing because MAPC has already negotiated the price in compliance with relevant law. MAPC acts as the purchasing agent for FCAM and issues all bids and contracts in compliance with M.G.L. c. 30B. Click here to learn more.

The Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts (FCAM) is a membership-based corporation that provides technical assistance and advice to member municipalities and offers assistance to other fire and emergency medical service providers throughout Massachusetts.

Members of FCAM nationwide can look through all our FCAM Contracts with the option to choose what they need and purchase directly from the vendor such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) – at a deep discount. Learn more about it here!

FCAM Program Contracts


Apparatus & Ambulances


Firematic Supply
Company, Inc.



PPE by Veridian (expires 6/30/18)

SCBA by Scott Safety (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Wayne O'Brien, 617.592.9291

For technical issues contact:
Tim OBrien, 508.238.3800


PPE by Globe and Honeywell (expires 6/30/18)

SCBA by MSA (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Charles Poirier, 978.422.1588

KME Pumper Engines (expires 12/31/17)

KME Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/17)

For sales, contact:
Jeffrey Mazza, 508.435.4054

PL Custom Ambulances (expires 12/31/17)

Smeal Pumper Engines (expires 12/31/17)

Smeal Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/17)

For sales, contact:
James Feehan or Richard Peck, 203.239.5678

Bergeron Protective Clothing

Industrial Protection Serivces, LLC

C & S


PPE by Globe (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Rich Hillsgrove, 603.736.8500

PPE by Fire-Dex (expires 6/30/18)

SCBA by Scott Safety (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Cindy Murphy, 978.657.4740 x213

Spartan ERV Pumper Engines (expires 12/31/17)

Spartan ERV Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/17)

For sales, please contact:
Carl E. Safstrom or Alex McCurdy, 401.769.2260

Rosenbauer Pumper Engines (expires 12/31/17)

Rosenbauer Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/17)

For sales, contact:
Michael Levesque, 860.399.1900

Fire Tech & Safety

Municipal Emergency Services


Specialty Vehicles, Inc

SCBA by Scott Safety (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Matthew Wicks, 800.256.8700

PPE by Globe (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Tony Jarvis, 800.560.8030

Horton Ambulances (expires 12/31/17)

E-One Pumper Engines (expires 12/31/17)

E-One Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/17)

For sales, contact:
Mark MacDonald, 508.695.7138

Life Line Ambulances (expires 12/31/17)

Ferrara Pumper Engines (expires 12/31/17)

Ferrara Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/17)

For sales, contact:
Mark Hooper or Bill Middlemiss, 508.699.0616


Five Star Fire

  Sutphen Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/17)

For sales, contact:
Patrick Martin, 860.614.5506



The GBPC purchasing program is only one of many ways that MAPC can help protect your municipality through the right vehicles and gear.

Under this easy “shop and buy” program, communities with membership to the Greater Boston Police Council (GBPC) has the flexibility to purchase police cruisers, medium-and heavy-duty trucks, personal protective gear without having to worry about the expense, delays and complexities of obtaining it.

Through this purchasing program, MAPC advocates for member communities by handling the entire bidding process, manages the contracts and handles any problems with a purchase. Become a member today!

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Police Vehicle Cooperative Purchasing Program

Central Auto Team


J.C. Madigan, Inc.

Boston Freightliner

Dodge Vehicles (expires 9/30/17)

For sales, contact:
Deb Emery, 508.828.2134

Ford Vehicles (expires 9/30/17)

Dodge Vehicles (expires 9/30/17)

Vehicle Outfitting (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Dave Eycleshymer, 508.573.2614

Vehicle Outfitting (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Tim Madigan, 978.847.2900

Heavy Duty Trucks (expires 10/31/17)

Chevrolet Liberty

Colonial Municipal Group

Adamson Industries Corp

International Trucks

Chevrolet Vehicles (expires 9/30/17)


Chevrolet Vehicles (expires 9/30/17)

Ford Vehicles (expires 9/30/17)

Dodge Vehicles (expires 9/30/17)

Vehicle Outfitting (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Clay Chase, 774.283.6400

Vehicle Outfitting (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, please contact:
Wendy Parenti at 800.232.0162

Heavy Duty Trucks (expires 10/31/17)




Retired Natick Deputy DPW Director and Fleet Manager, hired as a Vehicle Specialist

GBPC and MAPC are happy to announce the hiring of Tom Collins, the retired Natick Deputy DPW Director and Fleet Manager, as a Vehicle Specialist. This position aims to provide public works professionals from the GBPC member communities with more opportunities to procure vital goods and services in a cost-effective and price competitive manner.

Tom will bring his 40 years of public works experience and leadership to make the GBPC Collective Purchasing Program the "go to" purchasing program for local DPW's - in Tom's words "the silent arm of public safety" - as well as police and fire departments.

Tom will also lead our marketing efforts and outreach to the public works professionals about the benefits of the GBPC Program and will regularly visit the GBPC and MAPC vendors to ensure they're as responsive as possible to the GBPC|BAPERN member buyers.

MAPC works with several groups of public works departments

MAP secures a variety of highway maintenance services to simplify the process, lower prices, and make for more manageable outcomes and better 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.

We offer a multitude of contracted services (right).

For more information, please contact Lorraine See.


Roadway management
Surface sealing treatments
Crack filling (e.g. microsurfacing)
Street sweeping
Traffic markings
Earth materials
Catch basin cleaning
Tree services
Debris disposal
Street name signs and posts (furnish and install)
Trench patch repairs


There are many different types of urban and suburban municipalities in the MAPC region that require various applications for municipal fleet – from winter maintenance (snow and ice removal) to street sweeping. In order to deliver the best services to the public efficiently and effectively, municipal fleet managers are turning to newer technology like automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems with GPS.

Through MAPC's AVL program, any MAPC municipality is able to purchase directly with any of the selected vendors listed below. MAPC partnered with Boston, Brookline, Cambrdige, Lexington, Natick, Newton, Somerville, Wakefield, and Westwood to conduct a collective procurement for AVL systems, on behalf of 101 MAPC region municipalities and their municipal subdivisions.

This eliminates the need for costly and time consuming municipal procurements while also ensuring top quality and a competitive price. After approval from an exhaustive RFP process and independent evaluation committee, MAPC has selected five vendors for AVL systems that municipalities can directly purchase from.

How to participate:

Fill out a simple subscription form, downloadable here, and submit to Lorraine See.

Choose your vendor(s) and place your order! View the request for proposals here.

AVL Vendors List

Air Automotive Tracking, Inc. (AAT)


Atlantic Broom Services, Inc. 

Samsara Networks, Inc.

The Vestige Group LLC

For sales, contact:
Martin Hupa, 855.692.4756 x401

For sales, contact:
Todd Theel, 888.308.5270

For sales, contact:
Matt Kiley, 744.226.1300

For sales, contact:
Sean Blair, 415.513.0469

For sales, contact:
Michael Forbes, 203.434.8357

MAPC is pleased to continue the Bicycle Parking Program eligible for all of MAPC’s 101 cities and towns.

This year, MAPC expanded the program by teaming up with 10 other regional planning agencies throughout Massachusetts, hoping to encourage communities to install bike racks in business districts and public buildings, where the bike-parking demand is greater than supply.

Key attributes of the 2017 program include:

  • Discounted pricing — typically 20-40 percent off our vendors' regular pricing.
  • Joint purchasing under M.G.L. c.30B by MAPC. Eligible communities simply sign on to our procurement to participate.
  • Full selection of eligible bike-parking equipment:
    • Inverted U racks in multiple styles
    • High-capacity racks that hold up to 14 bikes
    • Cycle stalls for in-street bicycle parking
    • Tool stands
    • Shelters and canopies
    • Stacked parking for tight areas
  • Equipment from Saris, Dero, and Creative Metalworks



Please contact David Loutzenheiser, 617-933-0743.


How to Participate

The following procedure must be followed to select and purchase racks that will be eligible for reimbursement through the program:


STEP 1: Subscription Form

To participate in the program, first complete and return the Bike Parking Subscription Form. The form must be signed by a person with contracting authority for your municipality. Please sign the form and email a scanned copy to the contact at the bottom of this page.

MAPC will send you confirmation after the subscription form is received. You may then begin to select bike parking equipment per the procedure outlined below.

STEP 2: Choose Bike Racks

MAPC has selected three vendors to offer bicycle racks for purchase through the program.  The vendors are Saris, Dero, and Creative Metalworks.

Only selected products from the MAPC-approved vendors are eligible through this program. Each vendor has supplied a pricelist of MAPC contract-pricing on selected products that are typically 20-40% off their respective list prices.



Creative Metalworks

For sales, contact:
Emely Sturges
 For sales, contact:
David Boyce
For sales, contact:
Merrill Denney


STEP 3: Place Your Order

Once your order is approved by MAPC, place your order and arrange shipment directly with the vendor(s) of the particular product(s) that you wish to order. You must pay for the cost of the racks and shipping. You are responsible for installation of the purchased equipment.

The current program ends on December 31, 2017.

STEP 4: Reimbursement

No reimbursement is provided for the 2017 program.


As parking demands continue to grow, new technology for smart parking management becomes more and more essential. MAPC is at the forefront of helping municipalities obtain these new technology to make it easier for drivers to pay through coins, credit cards, and even their phones.

Through MAPC's new "shop and buy" program, any municipality in Massachusetts can choose and contract directly with any approved parking systems vendor.

MAPC partnered with the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) to conduct 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. This eliminates the need for costly and time consuming municipal procurements while also ensuring top quality and a competitive price.

Click here for an outline of MAPC's parking planning and purchasing initiatives.

How to participate:

Fill out a simple subscription form, downloadable here, and submit to Lorraine See.

Choose your vendor(s) and place your order!

Procurement Documents 

Request for Proposals:

  • MAPC 2014 Parking Payment Systems Request for Proposals
  • Parking Payment Systems RFP Addendum 1
  • Parking Payment Systems RFP Addendum 2

Price Proposals:

  • Integrated Technical Systems Price Proposal
  • IPS Group Price Proposal
  • MacKay Meters Price Proposal
  • Parkeon Price Proposal
  • Parkmobile Price Proposal
  • Passport Parking Price Proposal


List of Approved Vendors

IPS Group



Single Space Meters: *highly recommended*

Multi-Space Meters: newer product, but use the same technology as the highly rated Single Space Meters

Mark Berling | 858.252.2560
Director of Regional Sales  

Multi-Space Meters: user-friendly, animated display, good solar energy performance, range of models with different price points.

Local service through Wescor Parking Controls.

Ed Kinkade | 856.693.2431
Business Development Manager 

Pay by Phone: *highly recommended* excellent technical proposal, attractive pricing options.

Currently available in Boston; municipalities have the option to join

Conor Kelly | 704.899.5302 
VP Sales, Northeast Region

Mackay Meters

Integrated Technical Systems, Inc


Single Space Meters: newer product, shorter track record

Multi-Space Meters: good track record, mid-range price point

James MacKay | 902.752.5124x295
VP of Sales

Multi-Space Meters: strong track record in Massachusetts, very high overall ratings, very attractive discounts

David Santilli | 203.265.8100
Dir. of Marketing and Business Development 

Michael Salamone | 203.265.8111

Pay by Phone: large national presence, strong technical proposal. Currently available in Somerville.

Charley DeBow | 877.497.7275x230
Vice President of Sales Northeast Region 

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.

Any municipal department in a community located in any of the four regions is eligible to purchase from this bid. The bid, conducted according to M.G.L. c. 30B, covers over 1500 items, many of which are quoted in different quantities, i.e. case, package, box, and each to match your buying preferences.

The bid prices reflect substantial discounts, as high as 84%, when compared to online single item prices. A quick review of several items indicates an average discount of 77% and an overall decrease of 4% from last year’s bid prices. The new prices reflect a 1% administration fee (down from last year’s 3%), paid by the winning vendors to the respective RPA for our efforts to conduct and support this bid.

Key Terms of the Bid:

  • Fixed pricing for a year. Price increase requests due to manufacturer increases will be reviewed, and communicated on an individual basis.
  • No minimum orders.
  • No separate shipping charges.
  • Orders accepted by phone, fax, email, or online.
  • Certain medications can be returned for credit to avoid expiration dates.

Download a copy of the bid document here.

Download a copy of the updated Master Price List with the winning prices and vendors here.*This is a huge spreadsheet and we recommend NOT printing it. Items are grouped by category. The easiest way to find a specific item is to use the Excel “Find” function by entering the item description.

If you haven’t already indicated your interest in using this bid, or want additional information, please contact Heidi Anderson, MAPC's Procurement Services Manager at (617) 933-0764.

Vendor Contact Information

Henry Schein Inc.

Sal Eppolito
Account Representative Manager

Paula Dent
Customer Service Representative – Northeast

Moore Medical

Marjorie Stoltenhoff
EMS Sales Manager
860-826-3600 ext 5778


For more information on our public works collective purchasing program, please contact Lorraine See