Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration
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 email@example.com
- Marjorie Weinberger, General Counsel at (617) 933-0724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kelsi Champley, Procurement and Contract Manager at (617) 933-0766 or email@example.com
- Rana Mana-Doerfer, Procurement and Contract Coordinator at RMana-Doerfer@mapc.org
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.
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.
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 at a deep discount. Contact Kelsi Champley or Marjorie Weinberger for more details!
FCAM Program Contracts
The Public Works and Public Safety Cooperative 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, and public works construction equipment 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!
GBPC Program Contracts
Public Service Vehicles
Medium & heavy duty trucks & equipment purchasing
Street Sweepers & Equipment Purchasing
Heavy and Medium Duty Public Works Construction Equipment
Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Equipment
MAPC works with several groups of public works departments
MAPC 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.
Surface sealing treatments
Crack filling (e.g. microsurfacing)
Catch basin cleaning
Street name signs and posts (furnish and install)
Trench patch repairs
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 all 12 of the 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. Entities eligible to purchase bike racks under this program include all 351 municipalities in Massachusetts, the MBTA, DCR and regional transit authorities.
Key attributes of the 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
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 four vendors to offer bicycle racks for purchase through the program. The vendors are Saris, Flycycle, Dero, and Madrax.
Only selected products from the MAPC-approved vendors are eligible through this program. Each vendor has supplied a price list of MAPC contract-pricing on selected products.
For sales, contact: Peter Lewis
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For sales, contact: Kaitlyn Ellerman
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.
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.
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, multi-space 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.
How to participate:
Choose your vendor(s) and place your order!
Parking meter contracts
SINGLE & MULTI-SPACE
Mobile Parking Payment Systems
MAPC has conducted a procurement for Automatic Vehicle Location 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 a variety of tracking system hardware and software that allow for a wide range of product capabilities depending on the needs of your municipal agency. This eliminates the need for costly and time consuming municipal procurements while also ensuring top quality and a competitive price.
How to participate: