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Acquire or Replace a State Vehicle

Acquisition of new vehicles should occur only when replacing decommissioned vehicles or when organizational needs and utilization metrics demand an increase of the fleet.

Contact OVM

Phone

Director of Fleet Policy & Administration

Fleet Response Packets, Violations and Mileage Questions

Telematics Questions

Fuel Card (WEX) or Owned Vehicle Questions

Lease Process, Vehicle Request Questions

Maintenance & Accident Repair Questions or Required Stickers

Surplus Property, Turn-in Vehicle Questions (Westboro Vehicle Lot)

Surplus Property (both State & Federal) or Registration Questions

Vehicle Management Auditor

Registration Questions (also Surplus Property)

The Details of Acquire or Replace a State Vehicle

What you need for Acquire or Replace a State Vehicle

OVM recommends that all Commonwealth vehicles be replaced at pre-determined intervals that optimize usage and safety parameters. Additionally, OVM strongly recommends vehicle replacement when certain criteria are met or exceeded, including mileage and repair thresholds.

New vehicles available through Statewide Contract should be requested when replacing fleet vehicles that have exceeded their useful lives. 

All vehicle requests from Executive Branch Level III Entities (as defined by the Comptroller's Office) and Entities that have "opted-in" to utilize OVM services, must be reviewed and approved by OVM. The following document should be used when making a vehicle request to OVM: FY19 Vehicle Request with FES Calculator.

Vehicle requests should reflect the most economical and fuel efficient vehicle that meets the business need. If the request does not meet the Fuel Efficiency Standard for the State Fleet, an Alternative Compliance Plan should be included with the request. 

How to buy Acquire or Replace a State Vehicle

Order through COMMBUYS at:  www.commbuys.com.

Once OVM has approved a vehicle request, direct purchases must be made through COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth's online procurement platform. The VEH98 Contract User Guide provides details to help buyers order vehicles in COMMBUYS.

Review and approval of vehicle requests by OVM is not required for non-Executive Branch Level III Agencies, municipalities, independent authorities or other eligible entities that have not "opted-in" to utilize OVM services. When purchasing vehicles through Statewide Contract, COMMBUYS must be used, if available.

 

More info for Acquire or Replace a State Vehicle

The following document provides an overview of the necessary steps to obtaining a vehicle, either by direct acquisition or through the OVM Lease Program:

Process Overview for Vehicle Acquisitions

Contact for Acquire or Replace a State Vehicle

Address
One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108
Phone

Director of Fleet Policy & Administration

Fleet Response Packets, Violations and Mileage Questions

Telematics Questions

Fuel Card (WEX) or Owned Vehicle Questions

Lease Process, Vehicle Request Questions

Maintenance & Accident Repair Questions or Required Stickers

Surplus Property, Turn-in Vehicle Questions (Westboro Vehicle Lot)

Surplus Property (both State & Federal) or Registration Questions

Vehicle Management Auditor

Registration Questions (also Surplus Property)

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