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Collective Purchasing

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Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration

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 mfine@mapc.org
  • Marjorie Weinberger,  General Counsel at (617) 933-0724 or mweinberger@mapc.org
  • Kelsi Champley, Procurement and Contract Manager at (617) 933-0766 or kchampley@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

Aerial Apparatus

PUMPERS

AMBULANCES

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!

 

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GBPC Program Contracts

Public Service Vehicles

Aftermarket Equipment

Medium & heavy duty trucks & equipment purchasing

Street Sweepers & Equipment Purchasing

Heavy and Medium Duty Public Works Construction 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.

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

 

Contracts for bike parking are currently unavailable.


Questions? 

Please contact David Loutzenheiser at 617-933-0743 or Kelsi Champley at 617-933-0766.

 

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:

If you are interested in procuring Parking Meters, fill out a simple subscription form, downloadable here, and submit to Kelsi Champley.

If you are interested in Mobile Parking Payment Systems, please contact Marjorie Weinberger at mweinberger@mapc.org.

Choose your vendor(s) and place your order!

Parking meter contracts

SINGLE & MULTI-SPACE

Mobile Parking Payment Systems

Contracting pursuant to the Mobile Parking Payment Systems RFP is not currently available.

These contracts will not be extended and will have an end date of 12/31/2021

For questions about these contracts, please contact Marjorie Weinberger at mweinberger@mapc.org

 

 

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:

If you are interested in procuring AVL's, fill out a simple subscription form, downloadable here, and submit to Kelsi Champley.