Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) required notification language: Executive Departments must include the following language in the Quick Quote Qualification field or Solicitation Description field when procuring non-construction goods and services valued between $5,000 and $150,000:
This is a small procurement targeted to small businesses participating in the Commonwealth's Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP). The Department intends to evaluate bid responses from and to award a contract to a SBPP-participating business(es) who submit a bid that meets or exceeds the solicitation criteria only. Subcontracting in these types of procurements is limited to no more than 20% of the value of the contract, unless it is with another SBPP registered participant. If determined that there is inadequate SBPP capacity, or no SBPP-participating vendors provide a responsive bid, the Department will evaluate and award bid responses received from non-SBPP businesses. To determine eligibility and to participate in the SBPP, please review the requirements and general program information at www.mass.gov/sbpp.