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

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. 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 12/31/18)

KME Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/18)

For sales, contact:
Jeffrey Mazza, 508.435.4054

PL Custom Ambulances (expires 12/31/18)

Smeal Pumper Engines (expires 12/31/18)

Smeal Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/18)

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

Bergeron Protective Clothing

Industrial Protection Serivces, LLC

C & S

Fire Tech & Safety

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 12/31/18)

Spartan ERV Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/18)

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

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

For sales, contact:
Matthew Wicks, 800.256.8700

Municipal Emergency Services


Specialty Vehicles, Inc

Five Star Fire

PPE by Globe (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Tony Jarvis, 800.560.8030

Horton Ambulances (expires 12/31/18)

Wheeled Coach Ambulances (expires 12/31/18)

E-One Pumper Engines (expires 12/31/18)

E-One Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/18)

For sales, contact:
Mark MacDonald, 508.695.7138

Life Line Ambulances (expires 12/31/18)

Ferrara Pumper Engines (expires 12/31/18)

Ferrara Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/18)

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

Sutphen Aerial Apparatus (expires 12/31/18)

For sales, contact:
Patrick Martin, 860.614.5506

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, 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!

Click here for an overview of the program.

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Police Vehicles Purchasing

Colonial Municipal Group Adamson Industries Corp Central Auto Team
Chevrolet Vehicles (expires 9/30/18)

Ford Vehicles (expires 9/30/18)

Dodge Vehicles (expires 9/30/18)

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

Dodge Vehicles (expires 9/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Deb Emery, 508.828.2134

Chevrolet Liberty MHQ

Chevrolet Vehicles (expires 9/30/18)

Ford Vehicles (expires 9/30/18)

Dodge Vehicles (expires 9/30/18)

Vehicle Outfitting (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:
Dave Eycleshymer, 508.573.2614

Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks and Equipment Purchasing

Ballard Mack

Boston Freightliner

J.C. Madigan, Inc

Mack (expires 10/31/18)

For sales, contact:

Brian Buckley, 508-493-6371

Joe McQuaid, 978-340-9334

Freightliner (expires 10/31/18)

For sales, contact:

Michael Lojacono, cell: 617-778-3379, office: 617-389-0707 Ext. 121

Frank Vigorito, cell: 617.892.5430, office: 617.389.0707  Ext. 114 

Vehicle Outfitting (expires 6/30/18)

For sales, contact:

Tim Madigan, 978-847-2900


Patriot Freightliner

The Pete Store



Aviant Truck Center, Inc (expires 10/31/18)

For sales, contact:

Jim Davey, office: 888-853-6967 x 123, cell: 860-883-4848

SE New England (expires 10/31/18)

For sales, contact:

Barbara St. Rock, 781-341-7363

Freightliner (expires 10/31/18)

Western Star (expires 10/31/18)

 For sales, contact:

Jason Page, office: 413-642-7033, cell: 413-588-4976

The Pete Store (expires 10/31/18)

For sales, contact:

Rene Barrett 617-899-3615

 Taylor and Lloyd

Tri State Truck Center




International (expires 10/31/18)

For sales, contact:

Martin P. Castrechini | Minuteman Trucks, Inc.
508.668.3112 ext. 357

Peter Vecchiarelli | Nutmeg International Trucks, Inc
(413) 732-2191

Jim Tsotsi | Taylor & Lloyd, Inc.
(617) 800-5545

 Freightliner (expires 10/31/18)

Western Star (expires 10/31/18)

For sales, contact:

Chris Marsh, 508-753-1200

Rich Coutu, cell: 508-735-2835, fax: 508-363-4643


Street Sweepers and Equipment Purchasing

 C.N. Wood

 Donovan Equipment Co., Inc

 HP Fairfield


For sales, contact:



For sales, contact:



For sales, contact:

 J.F. McDermott


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  • Contract 

For sales, contact:


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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.

For more information, please contact Lorraine See.

We offer a multitude of contracted services.

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:
Emelye 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.

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

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:

Fill out a simple subscription form, downloadable here, and submit to Marjorie Weinberger.

Choose your vendor(s) and place your order!

List of Approved Vendors




IPS Group


Parking Meter

  • Pricing

Mobile Parking

  • Pricing
Parking Meter

.Parking Meter

Parking Meter

Mobile Parking

Mark Berling | 858.252.2560
Director of Regional Sales  

Integrated Technical Systems, Inc (ITS)

Mackay Meters


Park Mobile


Parking Meter

Mobile Parking

  • Pricing

David Santilli | 203.265.8100

Dir. of Marketing and Business Development

Michael Salamone | 203.265.8111

Parking Meter

James MacKay | 902.752.5124x295
VP of Sales

 Mobile Parking


Mobile Parking

Charley DeBow | 877.497.7275x230
Vice President of Sales Northeast Region


Passport Lab


Parking Meter

Mobile Pricing

  • Pricing

Ed Kinkade | 856.693.2431
Business Development Manager 


Mobile Parking

  • Pricing

Conor Kelly | 704.899.5302 
VP Sales, Northeast Region

 Parking Meter



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