Downloading a Manual

The Office’s two manuals are available from the website for free as a download. However, each time a manual is downloaded the Office pays a chargeback fee to the Information Technology Department, which hosts our website.  For that reason we request that you download and save the manuals to your computer to access them electronically. To download the manuals, depending on your computer system, place the pointer over a link, right click (or use another method to obtain the options available for the link), and save the file or target to your local system.  Once downloaded, you may open or print the file as you wish. Moreover, by downloading a document to your local system, you may be able to take advantage of internal links or bookmarks that are often useful in navigating a large document. Always remember to scan downloaded files for computer viruses before opening.  You also may purchase the manual from the State Bookstore.

If you need assistance in downloading any Inspector General Office publications, please feel free to contact the office at 617-727-9140.

The Chapter 30B Manual - Legal Requirements, Recommended Practices, and Sources of Advice for Procuring Supplies, Services, and Real Property, 6th Edition pdf format of The Chapter 30B Manual

Chapter 30B establishes procedures to follow for most agreements for acquisitions of supplies and services, dispositions of surplus supplies, and real property acquisitions and dispositions by local governmental bodies. Refer to the Chapter 30B Manual when you need information about procurement requirements and recommendations.

Designing and Constructing Public Facilities - Legal Requirements, Recommended Practices, Sources of Assistance, 7th Edition pdf format of Designing and Constructing Public Facilities

Massachusetts awarding authorities are responsible for a variety of construction projects, including schools, police and fire stations, roads, bridges, and wastewater treatment plants. Refer to the Designing and Constructing Public Facilities manual when you need information about requirements and recommendations for awarding construction project contracts.