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Get Public Procurement Assistance from Our Chapter 30B Team

The Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Chapter 30B team can help you understand the Uniform Procurement Act, also known as Chapter 30B, so that you comply with Massachusetts public procurement laws.

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Available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F. Our Chapter 30B Assistance Hotline is for public employees and individuals with Chapter 30B procurement questions. Direct questions related to design and construction procurement to the Attorney General’s Office.

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Do you have a supplies, services and real property public procurement question? Contact us! Our Chapter 30B team is here to help you comply with the law. Only Chapter 30B-related calls please. 

You may find the information you need in our written materials and online, including:

  • The Chapter 30B Manual, a step-by-step resource for achieving best-value procurements related to supplies, services and real property. Please note that our manuals are under revision and that they may not reflect the most recent statutory changes.
  • Our OIG Bulletinsproviding information on laws, including on public procurement, that govern public employees and those doing business with public entities within Massachusetts.
  • Our classes (currently online) on many related topics through our Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Officials (MCPPO) program.

How to request Get Public Procurement Assistance from Our Chapter 30B Team

Call our hotline at 617-722-8838 to consult a Chapter 30B team member about a public procurement matter. We are available five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We are happy to be a helpful and informative resource, but we do not provide legal advice. Please consult your legal counsel for legal advice if you have concerns about compliance with Massachusetts procurement laws.

Submit your Chapter 30B questions by email to 30BHotline@mass.gov.

Please include a telephone number where we can reach you with a response. Please note that we do not provide detailed responses by email.

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Chapter 30B, the Uniform Procurement Act, establishes procedures for local jurisdictions to use when contracting for supplies, services and real property. Approximately 1,500 local governmental jurisdictions in Massachusetts (cities, towns, counties, districts, regional school districts and local authorities, including housing and redevelopment authorities) must follow these procedures to award contracts worth billions of dollars each year.

Our Chapter 30B Assistance Hotline is for public employees and individuals with Chapter 30B procurement questions. For questions related to design and construction, please review the OIG's Designing and Constructing Public Facilities manualYou can also visit the COVID-19 and public construction bidding FAQ page and the public construction bidding in Massachusetts FAQ page.

If you have design contract or construction bid law questions, contact: 

Deborah A. Anderson
Assistant Attorney General
Construction Bid Unit
617-963-2371
Deborah.Anderson@mass.gov

For forms such as the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) delegation form, visit our forms page. We also offer useful guides and advisories.

For questions about the public records law and municipal records retention schedules, please see the MA Secretary of the Commonwealth's Public Records Division page or call (617) 727-2832.

For questions about the open meeting law, please see the MA Office of the Attorney General's FAQ pageIf you cannot find what you are looking for, please email or call the AG's office at 617-963-2540.

For information about municipal finance issues, please explore the Division of Local Services' website.  

For more procurement resources for non-Chapter 30B matters, check out our resources list.

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Office of the Inspector General
One Ashburton Place, Room 1311, Boston, MA 02108
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Available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F. Our Chapter 30B Assistance Hotline is for public employees and individuals with Chapter 30B procurement questions. Direct questions related to design and construction procurement to the Attorney General’s Office.

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