About the Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Department procures all good and services used by the town and the public school system. The Purchasing Department mission is "To obtain the best value proposition - quality, cost, and delivery - for all products and services purchased." Bid information may be accessed online as part of our effort to provide suppliers with equal and timely access to information. However, since there are many aspects of this technology outside of our control, we cannot guarantee any aspect of this process and it remains the supplier's responsibility to have the latest information and to submit completed quotations at the designated date, time, and location.

In addition to participating in and supporting all town and school building committees, the Purchasing Department purchases all electricity, heating, and vehicle fuels used by the town and school facilities, and bids and buys all products needed for numerous facility improvement projects, such as boiler replacements, facade rehabilitation, and roofing and window replacement; bridge repairs and replacement; and special projects that arise due to storms and natural disasters. Some non-construction projects include finding new scheduling and information systems for revenue/tax billing and collection, student information, and public safety.

The latest information on bid invitations and bid results can be found here or on BidPrime, which provides automatic notification of bids.