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This index is intended for informational purposes only. Some of the materials referenced in the index may no longer reflect current law.

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Over the years, the Office of the Inspector General has used the Procurement Bulletin as a means to provide procurement officials with information on topics including developments in the law, noteworthy legal cases, questions and answers about M.G.L. c. 30B, and the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official program.

We have created an index of past Procurement Bulletins for your use as a research tool. The following index has been compiled to cover Procurement Bulletins from volume 6 (2000) through volume 2, issue 1 (February 2021) of the new OIG Bulletin introduced in February 2020.  The new OIG Bulletin contains procurement-related content as well as content related to the work of the Office of the Inspector General like investigations, compliance and the prevention of fraud, waste and abuse. 

In our efforts to make the Procurement Bulletin index as user-friendly as possible, we have streamlined the notation of pinpoint references as follows:

  • Volume = v
  • Number (Issue) = n
  • Page = p

For example, a discussion on “chief procurement officer (CPO) delegation,” which can be found in volume 6, number 4, page 3, from the year 2000, will appear in the index as follows: “chief procurement officer (CPO), chief procurement officer (CPO) delegation, v6 n4 p3 2000.”

We welcome any comments you may have, including how we may improve upon this index in the future.

Sincerely,

Glenn A. Cunha Inspector General

Table of Contents

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A

  • abuse and theft of time, v25 n2 p1 2019
  • abuse of sick leave, v25 n2 p2 2019
  • Actual or estimated quantities, v9 n3 p1 2003 Advisory for Local Officials: Computer Usage Policies, v11 n2 p10 2005 Advisory for Local Officials: Telephone Usage Policies, v11 n2 p10 2005 addenda
    • avoiding bid protests, v7 n3 p3 2001
    • time extensions, v6 n2 p4 2000, v21 n1 p8 2015
    • to an invitation for bids (IFB), v6 n2 p4 2000, v7 n2 p2 2001, v8 n3 p2-3 2002, v9 n3 p3 2003, v11 n2 p8 2005
    • to a request for proposals (RFP), v7 n2 p2 2001, v7 n3 p3 2001
  • administrative fees, v23 n4 p2 2017
  • advertising, v12 n1 p3 2006, v13 n4 p4 2007, v19 n4 p4 2013, v23 n1 p6 2017
  • advertising rules.
    • Central Register, The, v12 n2 p5 2006, v13 n3 p2 2007, v23 n2 p8 2017
    • collective purchasing agreements, v7 n1 p3 2001
    • construction-related contracts, v7 n4 p5 2001, v8 n3 p2 2002
    • disposition of surplus supplies, v7 n2 p2 2001, v8 n3 p2 2002
    • emergency procurements, v6 n1 p3 2000, v17 n1 p3 2011
    • extension, renewal, or purchase options, v8 n1 p4-5 2002
    • Goods and Services Bulletin, v19 n2 p4 2013, v2 n2 p17 2021
    • newspaper, v7 n2 p2 2001, v10 n1&2 p7-8 2004, v6 n2 p4 2000, v11 n2 p5 2005
    • real property transactions, v6 n3 p2 2000, v9 n4 p2-3 2003, v10 n1&2 p7 2004, v13 n3 p2 2007, v18 n3 p5-6 2012
    • school buses (Chapter 184 of the Acts of 2002), v11 n2 p8 2005
    • supplies and services contracts, v7 n2 p3 2001, v9 n3 p2 2003, v10 n1&2 p4,8 2004, v11 n2 p5 2005
  • agencies of same town. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(7) aggrieved bidder, v8 n3 p1 2002
  • agreements with the Commonwealth. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(4)
  • agricultural purposes, v23 n2 p8 2017
  • alternates, v6 n3 p1 2000, v7 n3 p2,5 2001, v10 n1&2 p9 2004, v15 n2 p3 2009, v20 n3 p3 2014 alternative delivery method, v11 n1 p3 2005
  • alternative dispute resolution, v11 n2 p3-4 2005
  • ambulance services, v25 n1 p8 2019
  • Amendments to Chapter 30B Affect the Procurement of Architects, Engineers and Related Professionals by Governmental Bodies, v15 n3 p2 2009
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), model design contract, v6 n1 p8 2000
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, v11 n1 p8 2005
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, v15 n1 p4 2009, v15 n2 p1-2,4 2009
  • An Act Further Regulating Public Construction in the Commonwealth, An (Chapter 193 of the Acts of 2004), v11 n1 p2-3 2005
  • An Act to Improve Public Records, v22 n4 p4 2016
  • An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government, v22 n4 p2 2016, v22 n4 p7 2016, v23 n1 p4 2017, v23 n1 p6 2017
  • An Act Relative to Electronic Publication of Certain Legal Notices, v23 n1 p5 2017 animal, procurement of, v13 n4 p4 2007
  • antenna, lease of space for, v6 n3 p3 2000
  • applicability of M.G.L. c. 30B, v6 n1 p2,4 2000, v12 n4 p4 2006, v12 n2 p2 2007, v13 n3 p3 2007, v13 n4 p4 2007, v14 n2 p3,4 2008, v15 n2 p3 2009, v 16 n2 p3 2010
  • application process for awarding authorities, v11 n1 p3 2005
  • appraisal, v1 n1 p8 2020
  • appraisal method, v9 n3 p4 2003, v9 n4 p2 2003
  • assessed value, v1 n1 p9 2020
  • Attorney General, v6 n3 p1 2000, v22 n4 p6, 2016, v2 n2 p1 2021, v2 n2 p4 2021, v2 n2 p5 2021
  • auction(s), v1 n4 p9 11 2020, v2 n2 p14 2021
  • automated external defibrillators (AED), v24 n3 p10 2018
  • Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), v24 n2 p5 2018
  • automatic water meters. See water meters, automatic
  • aviation, v1 n1 p9 2020
  • awarding authorities, v11 n1 p2-4 2005, v2 n2 p5 2021
  • awarding contracts, v2 n2 p16 2021

B

  • bad faith, v8 n3 p1,8 2002
  • banking services for local government treasurers, v11 n1 p9 2005, v23 n1 p4 2017
  • base pay, v2 n2 p3 2021
  • Basic Principles for Audit Committees, v11 n1 p8 2005 beneficial interests. See disclosure of beneficial interests
  • Benford’s law, v2 n2 p6 2021
  • best practices, v20 n1 p2 2014, v1 n4 p5 11 2020
  • best value, v8 n3 p3 2002
  • bequeathed land, v23 n2 p8 2017
  • Beware of Vendors Bearing Gifts, v16 n1 p2 2010 bid protests. See bids, bid protests
  • bids
    • alternative bid, v6 n2 p4 2000, v10 n1&2 p9 2004
    • base bids, v10 n1&2 p9 2004
    • bid deposit, v7 n4 p5 2001, v8 n3 p3 2002
    • bid forms, v12 n1 p6 2006
    • bid manipulation, v24 n4 p7 2018
    • bid protests, v6 n3 p1 2000, v7 n2 p3 2001, v8 n1 p3 2002, v8 n3 p1,3 2002, v9 n1 p3 2003, v9 n3 p2 2003, v10 n1&2 p11 2004, v11 n2 p7-8 2005, v23 n4 p3 2017, v24 n3 p5 2018, v25 n3 p7 2019
    • bid protest decision, v24 n4 p6 2018
    • bid rigging, v8 n1 p3 2002, v12 n1 p2 2006
    • bid splitting, v10 n1&2 p5 2004, v12 n1 p2 2006, v12 n2 p2 2007, v14 n1p3 2008
    • bid tailoring, v23 n2 p2 2017
    • bidding law, M.G.L. c. 40, § 53, v9 n3 p4 2003, v9 n4 p2 2003
    • cancellation of bid, v7 n3 p2 2001
    • cancellation of solicitation, v8 n1 p4 2002
    • competitive specifications, v8 n1 p5 2002, v11 n2 p7-8 2005
    • conditional bid, v10 n1&2 p5 2004
    • errors, v6 n2 p3 2000
    • evaluation of bids, v6 n2 p3 2000
    • filed sub-bids, v6 n3 p2 2000
    • fixed bid prices, v13 n1 p3 2007
    • fixed purchase description, v7 n3 p5 2001
    • invitation for bids (IFB), v8 n2 p3 2002, v10 n1&2 p3,6,9-10 2004, v11 n1 p4 2005, v11 n2 p2 2005, v11 n3 p2 2005, v21 n2 p3 2015 
      • disposal of surplus supplies, v6 n2 p4 2000, v8 n4 p3 2002
      • extension of time, v8 n2 p4 2002, v8 n3 p3 2002, v12 n3 p4 2006
      • requirements, v8 n3 p1 2002, v8 n4 p2 2002, v9 n3 p1,3 2003
      • supply and service contracts, v8 n1 p4 2002, v9 n3 p2 2003 
      • supply and service contracts, v7 n2 p2 2001, v8 n3 p2 2002,v9 n2 p5 2003
      • threshold changes, v22 n4 p2 2016
      • vendor supplied, v7 n2 p3 2001, v8 n1 p2-3 2002
    • large, multi-item bids, v6 n1 p3 2000
    • late bid, v6 n4 p2 2000, v7 n3 p1,4 2001, v13 n1 p4 2007, v15 n4, p3 2009, v20 n1 p3 2014 See also Late proposal
    • modification of bid – after bid opening, v8 n3 p2 2002
    • modification of bid – prior to bid opening, v9 n3 p2 2003
    • negotiate bid prices, v24 n4 p10 2018
    • no bids – v 15 n3 p3 2009
    • overlooked bid, v6 n4 p2 2000
    • present value of, v11 n2 p8 2005
    • rejection of bids, v6 n3 p1-2 2000, v7 n3 p1,3-4 2001, v8 n3 p2-3 2002, v9 n1 p3 2003, v10 n1&2 p3 2004, v17 n1 p5 2011, v17 n3 p7 2011, v19 n2 p4 2013
    • rescission of bid award, v8 n3 p1 2002
    • sealed bids, v7 n1 p2 2001, v9 n2 p4 2003, v10 n1&2 p5 2004, v11 n1 p6 2005, v20 n3 p4 2014
    • solicitation of bids, v7 n1 p3 2001, v8 n1 p3 2002, v10 n1&2 p7 2004, v12 n4 p4 2006
    • withdrawal of bid, v6 n3 p1 2000
  • Bid Fabrication and Cover-up in the Town of Bernardston’s Sand Procurement, v10 n1&2 p2 2004
  • Bid Protests under M.G.L. c. 30B, The Uniform Procurement Law, v11 n2 p9 2005 bidder qualifications, v8 n3 p3,8 2002
  • Big Dig Cost Recovery Referral: Poor Contract Oversight by Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff May Have Led to Cost Increases, v10 n1&2 p2 2004
  • blanket contract. See contracts, blanket
  • Board of Selectmen, v9 n3 p4 2003
  • bonds. See also M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(10)
    • construction, v11 n2 p11 2005. See also bonds performance; bonds
    • payment,  v6 n4 p8 2000, v7 n1 p2 2001, v7 n4 p4-5 2001, v9 n2 p4 2003, v11 n1 p6 2005
    • performance, v8 n3 p3 2002, v10 n1&2 p5 2004
  • bonding company. See surety
  • Boston Globe, v7 n3 p3 2001
  • Boston police, v2 n2 p3 2021
  • Boston Municipal Court, v2 n2 p4 2021
  • Braintree’s Sewer Permit and Sewer Bank Program, v9 n3 p4 2003
  • brand name or equal, v10 n1&2 p10-11 2004. See also specifications
  • bribery, v2 n2 p5 2021
  • “buddy punching”, v25 n2 p9 2019 See also abuse and theft of time
  • building committees, v9 n2 p1-2 2003
  • buy, v2 n2 p15 2021
  • Buy Recycled Fair, v8 n2 p2 2002

C

  • cancellation of solicitation, v8 n1 p4 2002
  • cannabis, v25 n3 p7 2019
  • carpentry work, v7 n1 p2 2001
  • cellular companies, v6 n3 p3 2001
  • Central Artery Tunnel Project: Management Issues and Recommendations 1993-2000, v7 n1 p1 2001
  • Central Register, v6 n3 p2 2000, v7 n4 p5 2001, v9 n4 p3 2003, v10 n1&2 p7 2004, v12 n3 p5 2006, v13 n3 p2 2007, v14 n2 p5 2008, v1 n4 p9 11 2020, v2 n2 p14 2021
  • Certificate of Eligibility, v11 n1 p2 2005
  • Certificate of Good Faith form, v7 n4 p4 2001, v10 n1&2 p10 2004, v20 n2 p3 2014. See also M.G.L. c. 30B, § 10
  • certified payroll records (CPR), v2 n2 p8 2021
  • certified public accountants, contracts with, v6 n1 p2 2000, v11 n1 p8 2005, v18 n3 p3 2012 Chapter 7. See M.G.L. c. 7
  • Chapter 7C. See M.G.L. c. 7C Chapter 25. See M.G.L. c. 25
  • Chapter 30. See M.G.L. c. 30
  • Chapter 30B. See M.G.L. c. 30B
  • Chapter 30B Manual: Procuring Supplies, Services and Real Property, v6 n3 p2 2000, v7 n2 p2 2001, v9 n4 p5 2003, v11 n2 p4 2005, v23 n1 p10 2017, v2 n2 p14 2021
  • Chapter 30B Technical Assistance Hotline (Hotline), v2 n2 p16 2021
  • Chapter 32B. See M.G.L. c. 32B Chapter 40. See M.G.L. c. 40
  • Chapter 60. See M.G.L. c. 60
  • Chapter 64. See M.G.L. c. 64
  • Chapter 90 program, v2 n2 p4 2021
  • Chapter 149. See M.G.L. c. 149
  • Chapter 175. See M.G.L. c. 175
  • Chapter 193 of the Acts of 2004. See Act Further Regulating Public Construction in the Commonwealth, An
  • Chapter 507 of the Acts of 2004, v11 n1 p2 2005 charitable corporation, v11 n1 p5&6 2005
  • charter school, v25 n1 p12 2019
  • chief procurement officer (CPO), v6 n4 p3 2000, v14 n1 p3 2008
    • chief procurement officer (CPO) delegation, v6 n4 p3 2000, v14 n1 p3 2008, v16 n1 p3 2010, v18 n3 p3 2012, v20 n1 p4 2014, v20 n3 p7 2014, v22 n1 p5 2016
    • chief procurement officer (CPO) delegation form, v6 n4 p4 2000 See also Delegate my procurement authority
    • definition, v6 n3 p4 2000
  • chief executive, v1 n4 p3 11 2020​​​​
  • Chief of Staff to Former Fall River Mayor Enters Guilty Plea, v2 n2 p5 2021
  • claims administration contract. See M.G.L. c. 175
  • clerical errors. See mistakes
  • collaborative purchase, v8 n4 p2 2002, v9 n4 p1 2003
  • collective purchasing. See also M.G.L. c. 7. v7 n1 p3 2001, v7 n4 p3 2001, v12 n1 p4 2006, v12 n1 p5 2006, v14 n2 p4 2008, v14 n4 p3,5 2008, v22 n2 p7 2016
  • COMMBUYS, v22 n4 p2 2016, v23 n1 p6 2017, v23 n3 p5 2017, v24 n1 p4 2018 
  • Commonwealth Certification System; A Status Report, The, v7 n1 p1 2001
  • Commonwealth Print Services (CPS), v2 n2 p5 2021
  • comparative criteria (RFP), v15 n4 p2 2009
  • compensating balance reports, v24 n4 p5 2018
  • compensation, v2 n2 p3 2021
  • Completion of the Greenfield Middle School Renovation Project: Building Committee Oversight, v9 n2 p1 2003
  • compliance, v2 n2 p8 2021
  • computer usage policies, v11 n2 p10 2005
  • concrete, transport of, v7 n4 p4-5 2001 conditional bids. See bids,
  • conditional bid confidential fraud hotline, v25 n1 p2 2019
  • confidentiality of evaluation process, v10 n1&2 p5 2004
  • conflict of interest, v6 n2 p3 2000, v9 n2 p3 2003, v10 n1&2 p5 2004, v19 n2 p3 2013, v2 n2 p12 2021
  • construction
    • construction bonds. See bonds, construction
    • construction contract. See contracts, construction
    • construction management, v7 n4 p4 2001
    • construction management at risk (CM at risk). See M.G.L. c. 149A construction materials, v18 n2 p2 2012
    • pre-engineered buildings, v22 n4 p6 2016
  • consulting, v11 n2 p3 2005
  • contingent contract. See contracts, contingent contract
  • contract administration, v21 n1 p2 2015, v23 n4 p2 2017, v2 n2 p4 2021. See also contracts
  • contract terms and conditions, v25 n1 p2 2019
  • contractor, v6 n2 p3 2000
  • contractor certification, v7 n1 p1 2001, v8 n4 p9 2002, v9 n1 p3 2003, v11 n1 p2 2005, v15 n2 p4 2009
  • contractor evaluations, v6 n3 p5 2000, v9 n1 p3 2003, v11 n1 p2 2005
  • Contractor Gifts to Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) Employees, Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) Employees, and Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) Employees, v8 n4 p4 2002 See also Municipal Light Plants
  • contracts
    • administration, v25 n1 p4 2019 See also contract administration
    • aggregation, v11 n2 p3 2005
    • blanket, v11 n2 p4 2005, v20 n2 p2 2014
    • breach, v14 n4 p3 2008
    • construction, v6 n4 p8 2000, v7 n4 p4-5 2001, v9 n2 p1 2003
    • contingent, v10 n1&2 p7 2004
    • design, v9 n3 p1 2003
    • extension, v8 n1 p4-5 2002, v11 n1 p5 2005, v11 n2 p7 2005, v19 n4 p8 2013
    • increases in contracts, v11 n1 p5 2005, v11 n3 p3 2005, v14 n1p3 2008, v15 n2 p2 2009, v20 n1 p7 2014, v22 n1 p3 2016
    • less than 25%, v6 n3 p4 2000, v7 n2 p3 2001, v7 n4 p4 2001, v10 n1&2 p3,6 2004, v11 n1 p5 2005, v11 n2 p6 2005
    • greater than 25%, v6 n3 p4 2000, v10 n1&2 p6 2004, v11 n1 p5 2005, v14 n1 p3 2008, v17 n2 p2 2011
    • limitation on the length of a contract, v25 n1 p8 2019
    • long-term. See contracts, multi-year materials, v6 n3 p5 2000
    • multi-year, v6 n3 p3 2000, v7 n4 p4 2001, v8 n1 p5 2002, v9 n1 p2 2003, v9 n3 p2 2003, v10 n1&2 p8,11 2004, v11 n1 p5 2005, v11 n2 p5 2005, v14 n1 p3 2008, v15 n 3 p3 2009, v20 n3 p4 2014
    • out-of-state, v14 n4 p2 2008
    • purchase option, v8 n1 p4 2002
    • renewal, v8 n1 p4 2002, v11 n2 p7 2005, v16 n2 p1 2010
    • repair contracts, v7 n1 p1 2001, v7 n1 p2 2001
    • revenue generating, v11 n1 p3-4 2005, v22 n3 p7 2016
    • short-term, v11 n1 p5 2005
    • supply, v6 n3 p5 2000, v7 n4 p2 2001, v8 n1 p5 200
    • terms, v2 n2 p6 2021
  • cooperative agreement, v24 n1 p7 2018
  • cooperative purchasing, v22 n2 p7 2016, v22 n4 p3 2016 v1 n2 p9 2020, v24 n1 p3 2018, v24 n4 p9 202
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES), v2 n2 p15 2021
  • cost-effective, v2 n2 p12 2021
  • correlation, v2 n2 p6 2021
  • COVID-19, v1 n2 p1 2020, v1 n2 p5 2020, v1 n2 p8 2020
  • crowdfunding, v20 n4 p4 2014
  • cyber-security, v25 n1 p3 2019

D

  • data analytics, v1 n1 p6 2020, v2 n2 p7 2021
  • data visualization, v2 n2 p6 2021
  • debarments, v6 n2 p2 2000, v6 n3 p2 2000, v7 n1 p2 2001, v8 n4 p2 2002, v21 n3 p6 2015, v23 n1 p7 2017
  • delegate my procurement powers, v25 n2 p9 2019. See also CP
  • department contracts, v14 n4 p3 2008 See statewide contracts
  • Department of Energy Resource, v2 n2 p17 2021
  • Department of Environmental Management (DEM), v6 n3 p3 2000, v9 n1 p2 2003 Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD), v6 n1 p3 2000, v7 n4 p2 2001
  • Department of Housing and Community Development, v2 n2 p4 2021
  • Department of Justice (DOJ), v1 n4 p7 11 2020
  • Department of Labor Standards (DLS), v2 n2 p8 2021, v2 n2 p16 2021
  • Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD), v6 n1 p3 2000, v7 n4 p2 2001
  • Department of Public Works (DPW), v9 n3 p4 2003
  • Department of Revenue (DOR). See Massachusetts Department of Revenue
  • Department of Revenue, Municipal Finance Training and Resource Center, v2 n2 p16 2021
  • Department of Telecommunications and Energy (DTE), v6 n3 p3 2000, v11 n2 p3-4 2005
  • departure payouts, v25 n3 p6 2019 See also abuse and theft of time
  • deposit. See bids, bid deposit
  • deputy tax collection, v22 n1 p6 2016, v22 n3 p6 2016 design contract. See contracts, design
  • design services, v7 n4 p4 2001, v13 n3 p2 2007 design-bid-build, v11 n1 p3 2005
  • design-build-operate contracts, v7 n3 p4 2001
  • designation, v2 n2 p9 2021
  • designer. See also M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(15)
    • definition, v7 n4 p4 2001 errors, v7 n1 p1 2001
    • evaluations, v6 n3 p5 2000. See also M.G.L. c. 7
    • omissions, v7 n1 p1 2001
    • oversight of, v7 n1 p1 2001, v2 n2 p3 2021
    • selection. See M.G.L. c. 7C
    • Selection Board, v2 n2 p16 2021
    • selection law, v24 n3 p5, 2018services. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(2)
  • Designing and Constructing Public Facilities, v7 n4 p5 2001, v8 n4 p9 2002, v23 n1 p10 2017
  • disability parking placards, v24 n3 p2 2018
  • disciplinary action, v2 n2 p10 2021
  • disclosure of beneficial interests, v6 n2 p3 2000, v9 n2 p3 2003, v9 n4 p4 2003, v10 n1&2 p7-8 2004, v24 n1 p6 2018. See also real property discounts, volume purchasing, v7 n1 p3 2001
  • disposal of surplus supplies. See surplus supplies, disposal of
  • dispose of the land, v24 n1 p6 2018 See also disposition and Real Property
  • disposition 
    • of real property, v2 n2 p13 2021. See real property, disposition of
    • of surplus supplies. See surplus supplies, disposition of
  • Disposition of Hale Hospital and Glynn Memorial Nursing Home Under M.G.L. c. 30B, § 16, v9 n4 p5 2003
  • distributor, v7 n3 p3 2001
  • Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM), See Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
  • Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), v6 n3 p5 2000, v7 n1 p2 2001, v8 n4 p9 2002, v9 n1 p2-3 2003, v9 n2 p1 2003, v10 n1&2 p8 2004, v11 n1 p2-3 2005, v19 n3 p5 2013, v21 n1 p4 2015, v22 n1 p7 2016, v1 n4 p10 11 2020, v2 n2 p16 2021
  • Division of Capital Planning and Operations (DCPO). See Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
  • Division of Fair Labor and Business Practices. See Fair Labor and Business Practices Division Massachusetts Division of Insurance, v6 n2 p3 2000, v9 n2 p3 2003
  • Division of Occupational Safety (DOS), v6 n1 p3 2000, v6 n2 p3 2000, v7 n4 p2,4-5 2001, v9 n1 p4 2003, v11 n1 p10 2005, v11 n2 p8 2005
  • doctors, contracts with, v6 n1 p2 2000
  • dollar thresholds, v2 n2 p8 2021
  • donations, v11 n1 p5 2005, v16 n1 p2 2010, v20 n4 p5 2014
  • drivers, v7 n4 p2 2001
  • due diligence, v11 n2 p11 2005, v2 n2 p3 2021

E

  • educational collaborative, v10 n1&2 p5 2004, v12 n1 p2 2009, v17 n2 p2 2011, v18 n3 p4 2012
  • Elected Official’s Guide to Financial System Procurement, An, v6 n2 p2 2000 electrical work, v7 n1 p2 2001
  • Electrical Restructuring Act (Chapter 164 of the Acts of 1997), v11 n2 p3 2005 electronic procurement. See e-procurement
  • elevator maintenance, v1 n2, p9 2020
  • e-mail, v7 n2 p2 2001
  • embezzling, v2 n2 p4 2021
  • emergency. See also M.G.L. c. 149, emergencies, v15 n2 p2 2009, v17 n1 p3 2011, v20 n2 p2 2014, v21 n1 p3 2015, v22 n1 p2 2016, v23 n3 p4 2017, v24 n4 p7 2018
    • emergency construction bidding, v9 n2 p1 2003
    • emergency procurements, v2 n2 p14 2021
    • emergency repair projects, v6 n1 p3 2000
    • emergency waivers, v22 n1 p7 2016
  • Employee Assistance and Training Program, v10 n1&2 p5-6 2004
  • employment agreements, v12 n4 p2 2006
  • energy aggregation. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(32)
  • energy contracts, v11 n2 p3-4 2005, v12 n3 p3-4, v13 n2 p2 2007, v17 n3 p6 2011, v19 n1 p2 2013, v19 n2 p6 2013, v19 n4 p5 2013, v20 n4 p2 2014, v23 n1 p3 2017. See also M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(33)
  • energy management contracts, v15 n1 p3 2009
  • engineer, v7 n4 p4 2001, v9 n2 p2 2003. See also designer enterprise financial system, v6 n2 p2 2000
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), v6 n1 p2 2000
  • e-procurement, v17 n1 p4 2011, v17 n2 p2 2011
  • Ethics Law, v2 n2 p11 2021
  • Essex county sheriff, v25 n2 p3 2019 See also abuse and theft of leave time
  • evaluation criteria. See ratings
  • exempt, v24 n2 p2 2018 See also exemptions
  • exemptions, v6 n1 p2 2000, v22 n1 p6 2016 tax title property. See M.G.L. c. 60 to M.G.L. c. 30B. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(1)-(34)
  • expense reimbursements, v24 n3 p6 2018
  • extend the bid opening, v25 n3 p7 2019
  • extension of time, v6 n1 p4 2000, v6 n3 p4 2000, v8 n2 p4 2002, v12 n3 p4 2006. See also bids, invitation for bids (IFB), extension of time
  • extension of contract. See contracts, extension
  • extortion, v2 n2 p5 2021

F

  • fair competition, v11 n2 p7 2005
  • Fair Labor and Business Practices Division, v6 n3 p1 2000, v7 n4 p5 2001, v9 n4 p4 2003
  • Fair Labor Division, v2 n2 p8 2021
  • fair market value, v6 n3 p2 2000, v11 n1 p5-6 2005
  • feasibility study. See study
  • federal acquisition regulations, v25 n2 p9 2019
  • Federal District Court, v2 n2 p5 2021
  • federal funds, v24 n3 p9 2018, v2 n2 p15 2021
  • federal government, v2 n2 p15 2021
  • Fees for Bid and Proposal Packages, October 2002, v9 n1 p2 2003
  • fiduciary duty, v2 n2 p12 2021
  • filed sub-bidding, v8 n4 p9 2002, v9 n2 p4 2003, v10 n1&2 p2 2004, v18 n3 p2 2012, v19 n1 p6 2013
    • rejection of filed sub-bidders, v6 n3 p1 2000
    • sub-bidder competence, v8 n4 p9 2002
    • withdrawals, v6 n3 p1 2000
  • financial analysis, v2 n2 p12 2021
  • financial system procurement, v6 n2 p2 2000 financing, v6 n2 p2 2000, v14 n1 p2 2008
  • fireworks, v24 n3 p10 2018
  • fixed price, v25 n2 p9 2019
  • food services, v14 n2 p3 2008
  • Former Manager of Charleston Non-profit Housing Agency Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Funds, v2 n2 p4 2021
  • fraud, v2 n2 p6 2021 
    • in public contracting, v8 n1 p3 2002, v12 n1 p2 2006
    • prevention policies, v11 n2 p10-11 2005
    • time fraud, v23 n2 p7 2017
  • fraud hotline, v1 n2 p7 2020 See also Confidential Fraud Hotline
  • fraud risk assessments, v2 n2 p12 2021
  • fradulent activity, v2 n2 p1 2021
  • fuel escalation/de-escalation clause, v11 n2 p8 2005, v11 n3 p3 2005, v12 n1 p6 2006, v14 n2 p2 2008, v18 n1 p4 2012, v19 n3 p5 2013
  • fuel taxes, v7 n3 p3 2001
  • Fuels and Excise Tax Office, v7 n3 p3 2001
  • fundraising, v23 n4 p8 2017
  • furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E), v23 n4 p9 2017 See also school furniture

G

  • garbage collection, v6 n1 p2 2000
  • General Services Administration, v9 n2 p5 2003, v10 n1&2 p10 2004, v11 n3 p3 2005
  • geographical restriction, v23 n3 p3 2017
  • gifts and trusts, contracts funded by, v21 n3 p5 2015. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(20)
  • good faith, v7 n4 p4 2001, v8 n3 p2 2002
  • Goods and Services Bulletin, v6 n2 p4 2000, v9 n1 p4 2003, v9 n3 p2 2003, v10 n1&2 p8 2004, v11 n2 p5 2005, v12 n3 p5 2006
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO) (formerly General Accounting Office), v11 n1 p8 2005
  • Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), v11 n1 p8 2005
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), v6 n2 p2 2000
  • government resources, v2 n2 p10 2021
  • governmental body, v6 n1 p2 2000, v6 n3 p4 2000, v8 n1 p4 2002, v10 n1&2 p6 2004, v13 n3 p3 2007, v2 n2 p15 2021
  • grant, v9 n2 p2 2003, v16 n1 p3 2010
  • grant agreement, v10 n1&2 p5 2004, v12 n4 p3-4 2006, v16 n1 p3 2010, v19 n3 p7 2013, v22 n3 p7 2016
  • grant agreements, v1 n1 p8 2020
  • gravel or fill, transport of, v6 n2 p3 2000, v7 n4 p2 2001
  • green purchasing, v14 n1p3 2008
  • Guide for Members of Pubic Boards and Commissions, v2 n2 p13 2021
  • Guide to Administering and Complying with Vehicle Management Policies, v11 n1 p10 2005
  • Guide to Bonding Requirements Under Construction Reform, v11 n2 p11 2005
  • Guide to Developing and Implementing Fraud Prevention Programs, v11 n2 p10&11 2005
  • Guide to Preparing an RFP for Enterprise Financial Systems, v6 n2 p2 2000
  • Guide to Writing Effective Travel Policies, v11 n1 p10 2005

H

  • Heading Home, Inc., v2 n2 p4 2021
  • health care services. See M.G.L. c. 32B
  • Hingham Housing Authority, v2 n2 p5 2021
  • House No. 51, v9 n2 p4 2003, v9 n3 p8 2003
  • housing authorities, v6 n3 p3-4 2000
  • housing authority, v1 n1 p9 2020

I

  • immunity, v9 n1 p3 2003
  • improper leave use, v25 n2 p4 2019 See also abuse and theft of leave time
  • increase in contract price. See contracts, increases in contracts
  • including geographical restrictions in food services management, v16 n1 p2 2010
  • indictment, v2 n2 p5 2021
  • information technology (IT), v2 n2 p10 2021
  • Information Technology Purchasing, v8 n1 p8 2002
  • Inspector General, Office of the, v7 n1 p2 2001, v18 n3 p1 2012, v2 n2 p3 2021
    • reports, v7 n2 p2 2001
    • services provided by, v8 n4 p1 2002, v11 n1 p3 2005
    • website, v7 n2 p2 2001
  • insurance. See also M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(12)
    • competitive solicitation process, v6 n2 p3 2000, v9 n2 p3 2003
    • insurance agents, v6 n2 p3 2000, v9 n2 p3 2003
    • insurance brokers, v6 n2 p3 2000, v9 n2 p3 2003
    • insurance contracts, v9 n2 p3 2003
    • procurement of, v6 n3 p4 2000, v7 n1 p3 2001
  • intergovernmental agreements, v6 n3 p4 2000, v10 n1&2 p7 2004, v12 n2 p3 2007, v17 n2 p3 2011, v18 n3 p5 2012. See also M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(3)
  • intergovernmental dispositions. See intergovernmental agreements
  • intergovernmental transactions. See intergovernmental agreements
  • Interim Report on Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2002: A pilot program that suspends filed sub-bidding on certain school construction projects, An, v10 n1&2 p2 2004
  • internal controls, v21 n1 p7 2015, v2 n2 p12 2021
  • internal investigation, v2 n2 p11 2021
  • Internal Special Audit Unit (ISAU), v22 n3 p5 2016, v25 n1 p4 2019, v2 n2 p4 2021
  • internet, v7 n2 p2 2001
  • invalid contract, v15 n3 p3 2009
  • inventory management, v18 n2 p4-5 2012
  • investigation, v2 n2 p4 2021
  • Investigation of Certain School District Expenses, An, v11 n2 p9-10 2005
  • invitations for bid (IFB), v2 n2 p14 2021. See bids, invitations for bid (IFB)
  • invoice review, v1 n1 p4 2020

J

janitorial services, v7 n3 p3 2001

K

  • Kelly Blue Book, v8 n4 p2 2002
  • key personnel, v8 n3 p8 2002

L

  • lawyers, contracts with, v6 n1 p2 2000. See also M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(15) leasing
  • lease, v23 n2 p8 2017, See also Real Property
    • lease agreement, v23 n2 p9 2017
    • lease of goods, v20 n4 p3 2014
    • lease of equipment, v23 n2 p9 2017
    • real property, v6 n3 p2-3 2000, v7 n4 p4 2001, v9 n4 p2-3 2003, v10 n1&2 p3,6 2004
    • renewal of lease, v6 n3 p3 2000
  • Letter to City of Attleboro Mayor Kevin J. Dumas Regarding Employee Misconduct, v10 n1&2 p2 2004
  • Letter to Commissioner Alan LeBovidge Regarding Economic Development Incentive Program Tax Credits, v10 n1&2 p2 2004
  • liability insurance. See insurance
  • license/permit, v10 n1&2 p3 2004, v17 n2 p2-3 2011, v17 n3 p8 2011, v22 n3 p7 2016
  • local distribution company (LDC), v7 n4 p2 2001
  • Local Official’s Guide to Procuring and Administering Audit Services, v10 n1&2 p2 2004, v11 n1 p8 2005
  • local rules, v6 n1 p2 2000
  • long-term contracts. See contracts, multi-year
  • Long-term Leasing of DEM Skating Rinks, November 2002, v9 n1 p2 2003 low bidder, v8 n4 p3 2002, v11 n2 p6 2005

M

  • M.G.L. c. 7, collaborative purchases. See collaborative purchase
    • collective purchasing agreements, v7 n1 p3 2001, v9 n4 p1 2003. See also collective purchasing, M.G.L. c. 30B, § 22, cooperative purchasing
  • M.G.L. c. 7C,
    • § 38, See disclosure of beneficial interests
  • §§ 44-57, designer selection, v11 n3 p5 2005, v19 n1 p4 2013
    • design contract contests, v7 n4 p4 2001
    • designer evaluation, v6 n3 p5 2000
    • designer selection for building projects, v9 n2 p5 2003, v15 n2 p3 2009, v15 n3 p2 2009, v16 n4 p1 2010
  • M.G.L. c. 25, Department of Public Utilities, v6 n3 p3 2000
  • M.G.L. c. 25A, Division of Energy Resources, v14 n2 p3 2008, v14 n4 p5 2008
  • M.G.L. c. 30, § 39M, v9 n2 p4 2003, v9 n4 p4 2003, v14 n2 p4 2008
    • procuring design contracts for non-building (public works) projects, v6 n1 p3 2000, v6 n2 p3 2000, v11 n1 p6 2005
    • projects covered, v6 n4 p8 2000
    • proprietary specifications, v8 n1 p2,5 2002, v9 n3 p4 2003, M.G.L. c. 30, § 39S, v12 n3 p5 2006, v13 n3 p3 2007
  • M.G.L. c. 30B, v9 n2 p4 2000,
    • § 1(a), scope, v9 n2 p2 2003, v9 n4 p1 2003
    • § 1(b), exemptions, v6 n1 p2 2000, v6 n2 p3 2000, v7 n1 p3 2001, v17 n2 p3-4 2011
    • § 1(b)(1), construction, v12 n3 p2 2006, v16 n3 p1 2010
    • § 1(b)(2), designer services, v9 n2 p2,5 2003, v 12 n1 p8 2006, v12 n2 p2 2006
    • § 1(b)(3), intergovernmental agreement, v6 n3 p4 2000, v9 n4 p1 2003
    • § 1(b)(4), transaction with the commonwealth, v7 n1 p2 2001, v16 n1 p3 2010, v16 n3 p1 2010
    • § 1(b)(7), agencies of same town, v8 n2 p4 2002, v15 n1 p2 2009
    • § 1(b)(8), special education, v11 n2 p5 2005, v24 n4 p2 2018
    • § 1(b)(9), intergovernmental transactions, v12 n2 p4 2006, v16 n1 p3 2010
    • § 1(b)(10), bonds, v7 n1 p3 2001
    • § 1(b)(12), insurance, v6 n2 p3 2000, v7 n1 p3 2001, v8 n2 p4 2002
    • § 1(b)(15), lawyers, designers, CPAs, v6 n1 p2 2000, v7 n4 p4 2001, v12 n2 p2 2006, v12 n4 p3 2006, v13 n3 p2 2007
    • § 1(b)(16), health care professionals, v13 n3 p3 2007
    • § 1(b)(17), snow plowing, v6 n1 p2 2000, v21 n1 p3 2015, v21 n1 p8 2015, v22 n1 p3 2016, v23 n1 p7 2017, v24 n1 p5 2018, v24 n4 p8 2018
    • § 1(b)(19), retirement board services, v7 n1 p4 2001, v17 n3 p5 2011, v23 n3 p3 2017
    • § 1(b)(20), gift proceeds, trusts, v8 n2 p4 2002, v10 n1&2 p11 2004, v20 n1 p5-6 2014
    • § 1(b)(21), towing, v7 n1 p3 2001, v24 n2 p2 2018
    • § 1(b)(24), ambulance services, v13 n4 p4 2007, v25 n1 p8 2019
    • § 1(b)(25), economic development and urban renewal agencies, v 12 n2 p5 2006
    • § 1(b)(30), solid waste, v7 n1 p3 2001, v18 n1 p7 2012, v19 n3 p8 2013, v19 n4 p3 2013, v20 n2 p5 2014
    • § 1(b)(32), energy aggregation, v7 n4 p3 2001
    • § 1(b)(32A), architects, engineers and related professionals, v16 n4 p1 2010
    • § 1(b)(33), energy contracts, v7 n4 p2 2001, v11 n2 p3-4 2005, v12 n2 p2 2007, v13 n2 p2 2007, v19 n1 p2-3 2013, v23 n1 p3 2017
    • § 1(b)(34), See M.G.L. c. 111C, § 5
    • § 1(c), M.G.L. c. 7, §§ 22A and 22B contracts, OSD contracts, v14 n2 p4 2008. See also M.G.L. c. 7 and Operational Services Division
    • § 1(d), compliance for federal funds, v9 n2 p2 2003, v12 n4 p4 2006, v15 n2 p2 2009
    • § 1(f), GSA, v16 n3 p1,3-4 2010
    • § 2, definitions, v6 n3 p3 2000, v7 n4 p4 2001, v8 n4 p2 2002, v10 n1&2 p5 2004, v16 n3 p2 2010
    • § 4, submission of quotations, v6 n3 p4 2000, v6 n4 p8 2000, v12 n3 p2 2006, v16 n3 p2 2010
    • § 4(d), agricultural products, v20 n1 p5 2014
    • § 5, competitive sealed bidding procedure, v6 n3 p4 2000, v6 n4 p8 2000, v7 n2 p2 2001, v7 n4 p5 2001, v8 n2 p4 2002, v8 n3 p2 2002, v8 n4 p2 2002, v10 n1&2 p10 2004, v11 n1 p6 2005, v11 n2 p4-5 2005
    • § 6, competitive sealed proposals; requests for proposals; additional evaluation criteria, v6 n3 p4 2000, v7 n4 p3 2001, v8 n4 p2 2002, v11 n2 p3-4 2005
    • § 6(d), register of proposals, v13 n1 p4 2007,
    • § 6A, reverse auctions, v16 n3 p2,4-5 2010
    • § 7, sole source procurements, v6 n3 p3 2000, v7 n4 p2 2001, v24 n3 p10 2018
    • § 8, emergency procurements, v11 n2 p6 2005, v17 n2 p4 2011, v19 n1 p6 2013, v20 n2 p2 2014, v21 n1 p3 2015, v22 n1 p2 2016
    • § 9, cancellation of invitation for bids, rejection of bids or proposals, v7 n3 p2 2001
    • § 10, certification of good faith, v7 n4 p4 2001, v10 n1&2 p10 2004
    • § 11, splitting of procurements, v10 n1&2 p5 2004
    • § 12, term of contract, information to be included in solicitation, cancellation of contract, v8 n1 p3-5 2002, v9 n3 p1,3 2003, v9 n4 p4 2003, v11 n2 p5,7 2005, v12 n4 p3 2006, v19 n2 p4 2013
    • § 13, increase of services or supplies in contract, v6 n3 p4 2000, v8 n1 p3 2002, v11 n2 p7 2005
    • § 15, tangible supply; disposition, v8 n4 p2-3 2002
    • § 16, real property; disposition or acquisition, v6 n3 p2-3 2000, v9 n4 p2 2003, v23 n2 p8 2017
    • § 19, delegation of procurement officer’s powers and duties, v6 n4 p3 2000
    • § 20, agricultural products, v12 n3 p2 2006
    • § 22, cooperative purchasing, v16 n3 p2-3 2010, v17 n1 p5-6 2011, v19 n1 p6 2013, v19 n3 p3 2013, v21 n2 p4 2015
      • Mass preference, v16 n4 p2 2010
  • M.G.L. c. 32B, payment of healthcare coverage or services, v8 n2 p4 2002
  • M.G.L. c. 39, v12 n2 p4 2006
  • M.G.L. c. 40, v9 n4 p1,4 2003, v10 n1&2 p6 2004
  • M.G.L. c. 40B, v13 n4 p2 2007
  • M.G.L. c. 41, §56, v14 n2 p1 2008
  • M.G.L. c. 44, §53G, v14 n4 p5 2008
  • M.G.L. c. 60, tax title property, v9 n4 p4 2003
  • M.G.L. c. 64, gasoline and diesel fuels reimbursement, v7 n3 p3 2001
  • M.G.L. c. 71, § 7A, v11 n1 p10 2005, v11 n2 p4,8 2005
  • M.G.L. c. 149. See also filed sub-bidding, v9 n4 p4 2003, v10 n1&2 p9 2004
    • certification, v6 n3 p5 2000, v8 n4 p9 2002, v11 n1 p2 2005
    • construction contract, v7 n1 p4 2001, v7 n4 p4 2001, v8 n3 p3 2002, v8 n4 p9 2002
    • emergencies, v6 n1 p3 2000, v11 n2 p6 2005
    • legal requirements for bid documents, v8 n1 p5 2002
    • maintenance and repair contracts, v8 n4 p9 2002, v11 n3 p4 2005
    • prequalification, v11 n1 p2 2005
    • prevailing wage law, v6 n2 p3 2000
    • projects covered, v6 n1 p3 2000
    • qualifying contractors, v8 n3 p3 2002
    • withdrawal of bids, v6 n3 p1 2000
  • M.G.L. c. 149A
    • construction management at risk (CM at risk), v11 n1 p3 2005, v11 n2 p11 2005
  • M.G.L. c. 175
    • claims administration contract, v8 n2 p4 2002
    • insurance consultant, v6 n2 p3 2000, v9 n2 p3 2003
    • licensed advisor, v9 n2 p3 2003
  • majority vote, v10 n1&2 p11 2004, v11 n1 p5-6 2005, v11 n2 p5 2005, v13 n4 p4 2007, v15 n3 p3 2009, v18 n3 p5 2012
  • Massachusetts Appeals Court, v7 n3 p2 2001
  • Massachusetts Association of Public Purchasing Officials (MAPPO), v6 n1 p5 2000, v8 n2 p2-3 2002
  • Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO), v6 n1 p6-7 2000, v7 n2 p2 2001, v8 n2 p2 2002, v9 n3 p5 2003, v9 n4 p8 2003, v23 n2 p1 2017
  • Massachusetts Certified State Purchasing Officer (MCSPO), v7 n2 p5 2001, v8 n2 p2 2002, v9 n3 p5 2003, v9 n4 p8 2003
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), v22 n4 p6 2016
  • Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR), v7 n3 p3 2001
  • Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources (DOER), v7 n4 p3 2001, v21 n2 p6 2015 Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, v11 n1 p8 2005
  • Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC), v6 n2 p4 2000, v13 n3 p4 2007
  • Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution, v11 n2 p3-4 2005
  • Massachusetts Public Records Law, v10 n1&2 p5 2004, v15 n4, p3 2009, v22 n4 p4 2016
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), v6 n3 p1 2000
  • Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), v11 n2 p1 2005
  • MassDOT, v22 n3 p5 2016
  • Massport, v7 n3 p2 2001
  • McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act, v24 n4 p2 201
  • mediation, v11 n2 p4 2005
  • Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), v7 n1 p1 2001
  • Mid-America Intergovernmental Forum, v11 n1 p8 2005
  • minor informalities, v7 n3 p1,4 2001, v10 n1&2 p4,10 2004, v17 n1 p5 2011, v22 n2 p3 2016
  • mistakes, v6 n3 p1 2000
  • modifications
    • of bids. See bids, modifications of multi-state e-mail, v7 n2 p2 2001
  • multi-year contracts. See contracts, multi-year multi-year leases. See contracts, multi-year, leases
  • municipal billing, v25 n2 p10 2019
  • Municipal, County, District and Local Authority Procurement of Supplies, Services and Real Property, See Chapter 30B Manual, The
  • municipal finance, v6 n2 p2 2000
  • municipal light plants, v25 n2 p4 2019

N

  • naming rights, v12 n1 p3 2006
  • National Association of Local Government Auditors, v11 n1 p8 2005
  • natural gas, v7 n4 p2-3 2001
  • negotiate bid prices, v24 n4 p10 2018
  • negotiation
    • of changes in contract scope, v8 n1 p4-5 2002, v10 n1&2 p3 2004, v15 n2 p2 2009. See also scope of services; scope of work
    • of price, v7 n2 p2 2001, v8 n1 p4 2002, v8 n3 p2 2002, v10 n1&2 p8 2004
    • with general contractors, v7 n4 p4 2001
    • with low bidder, v8 n1 p4 2002, v10 n1&2 p3 2004
  • net-metering credit purchase agreements, v22 n2 p4 2016
  • net present value formula, v8 n2 p3 2002
  • non-building projects. See M.G.L. c. 30, § 39M
  • non-collusion form, v7 n3 p1,4 2001, v10 n1&2 p4 2004, v12 n1 p3 2006, v12 n2 p5 2006, v13 n4 p4 2007, v20 n2 p3 2014. See also Certificate of Good Faith form
  • not-for-profit, v23 n4 p8 2017 See also non-profit and philanthropic
  • non-price (technical) proposals, v9 n4 p4 2003, See also proposals
  • non-profit organization, v1 n1 p8 2020 See also not-for-profit and philanthropic
  • notaries public, v1 n2 p5 2020
  • notice to proceed, v11 n1 p8 2005

O

  • omissions, v7 n4 p4 2001, v8 n3 p1 2002, v10 n1&2 p10 2004
  • one bid, v1 n2 p9 2020 See also single bid
  • open meeting law, v25 n1 p9 2019
  • Operational Services Division (OSD), v6 n2 p4 2000, v7 n1 p2-3 2001, v7 n2 p5 2001, v8 n2 p2 2002, v9 n2 p8 2003, v16 n4 p3 2010, v19 n3 p9 2013, v20 n2 p2 2014, v22 n1 p2 2016, v22 n2 p6 2016, v22 n4 p2 2016, v22 n4 p7 2016, v1 n2 p8 2020, See also statewide contracts. option to renew, extend, or purchase, v6 n3 p3-4 2000, v8 n1 p4-5 2002, v9 n3 p1-3 2003, v25 n2 p9 2019
  • overtime, v25 n2 p8 2019, v25 n3 p6 2019
    • overtime fraud, v25 n2 p7 2019 See also abuse and theft of timev10 n1&2 p8,11 2004, v11 n1 p5 2005, v11 n2 p7 2005, v11 n3 p3 2005, v12 n1 p4 2006, v12 n2 p4 2006, v12 n2 p3 2007, v14 n2 p3 2008, v16 n2 p1 2010
  • owner, v6 n2 p3 2000
  • owner’s project manager (OPM), v11 n1 p3 2005, v23 n4 p9 2017

P

  • payment bond. See bonds, payment
  • payroll records, v7 n4 p5 2001
  • PEG, v23 n4 p4 2017 See also public education and government programming
  • performance bond. See bonds, performance
  • performance record, v11 n2 p6 2005
  • performance specifications. See specifications, performance
  • personal care attendants, v1 n2 p4 2020
  • philanthropic foundation, v1 n2 p9 2020 See also not-for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • physicians, contracts with, v6 n1 p2 2000
  • playgrounds, v6 n4 p8 2000, v11 n1 p6 2005
  • political subdivision, v9 n4 p1 2003
  • politics and policy, v8 n2 p9 2002
  • Practical Guide to Drafting Effective Invitations for Bids and Requests for Proposals for Supplies and Services, v9 n3 p2 2003, v11 n2 p9 2005
  • power purchase agreements, v22 n2 p4 2016
  • Practical Guide to Drafting Effective Bids and Request for Proposals, v22 n3 p4 2016
  • pre-bid conference, v11 n2 p8 2005, v13 n1 p3 2007, v17 n2 p3 2011, v18 n1 p5 2012, v21 n2 p3 2015
  • prequalification, v23 n4 p3 2017
  • prevailing wage law, v6 n1 p3 2000, v7 n1 p2 2001, v7 n4 p2,4-5 2001, v11 n1 p10 2005, v16 n4 p3 2010, v18 n1 p1 2012. See also M.G.L. c. 149, prevailing wage law
  • Prevailing Wage Rate as Applied to School Bus Contracts, v11 n2 p8-9 2005
  • prevailing wage schedule, v6 n1 p3 2000, v7 n1 p2 2001, v7 n4 p2,4 2001, v9 n1 p4 2003, v11 n2 p8-9 2005, v12 n2 p3 2006
  • present value of bids. See bids, present value of
  • price adjustments, v14 n2 p2 2008, v14 n4 p3 2008
  • price gouging, v1 n1 p6 2020
  • price proposals. See proposals, price proposals
  • Privatizing Municipal Water and Wastewater Systems: Promises and Pitfalls, v6 n4 p8 2000
  • Privatizing of Wastewater Facilities in Lynn, MA, v7 n3 p4 2001
  • Procuring Outside Consultants with Fees from Applicants, v14 n4 p5 2008 procurement file, v20 n2 p4 2014
  • procurement policy, v24 n2 p3 2018
  • project manager, v9 n2 p2 2003, v13 n1 p2 2007
  • proposals
    • rejection of proposals, v10 n1&2 p10 2004
    • request for proposals (RFP), v6 n3 p2 2000, v8 n2 p3 2002, v9 n2 p5 2003, v9 n3 p1 2003, v10 n1&2 p10 2004, v11 n1 p4 2005, v11 n2 p2 2005, v20 n1 p5 2014, v23 n2 p8 2017, v24 n3 p10 2018
    • cancellation of, v7 n3 p2 2001
    • confidentiality of, v12 n2 p4 2006
    • disposal of surplus supplies, v8 n4 p3 2002, v16 n1 p2 2010
    • fees, v9 n1 p2 2003
    • late proposal, v25 n2 p10 2019 See also Late bids
    • price proposals, v6 n4 p8 2000, v7 n2 p2 2001, v9 n3 p1 2003, v9 n4 p4 2003, v15 n3 p3 2009, v16 n2 p3 2010
    • real property acquisition, v6 n3 p2-3 2000
    • real property disposition, v6 n3 p2-3 2000, v9 n4 p2-5 2003, v16 n1 p3 2010
    • Request for Proposals (RFP), v25 n2 p10 2019, See also proposals
    • requirements, v9 n4 p3 2003
    • sealed proposals, v6 n3 p3 2000, v6 n4 p8 2000, v7 n1 p2 2001, v10 n1&2 p4 2004
    • selection criteria, v9 n4 p2-3 2003, v11 n2 p8 2005
    • separation of proposals, v18 n3 p6 2012
    • submission requirements, v9 n4 p4 2003
    • supply and service contracts, v7 n1 p3 2001, v7 n2 p2 2001, v8 n4 p2 2002, v9 n4 p3 2003, v10 n1&2 p3 2004
  • proprietary, v23 n2 p5 2017
  • proprietary specifications. See specifications, proprietary
  • Proprietary Specifications in Public Construction Contracts, v9 n3 p4 2003. See also specifications, proprietary
  • protests. See also bids, bid protests
    • avoiding protests, v8 n1 p3 2002
  • public auctions
    • disposal of surplus supplies, v7 n2 p2 2001, v8 n4 p3 2002, v11 n3 p4 2005, v16 n1 p3 2010
    • real property transactions, v9 n4 p4 2003, v15 n1 p2 2009
    • purchasing supplies, v16 n2 p3 2010
  • public building projects, v6 n1 p3 2000, v6 n2 p3 2000, v6 n3 p1,5 2000. See also M.G.L. c. 149
  • public education and government programming, v23 n4 p4 2017 See also PEG
  • public library, v1 n2 p9 2020
  • public notice. See advertising rules
  • public opening of bids, v6 n4 p2 2000, v18 n1 p6 2012, v19 n3 p7 2013 public opening of proposals, v16 n2 p3 2010, v21 n3 p5 2015
  • public records. See also record-keeping, Massachusetts Public Records Law
  • public works design contracts, v7 n4 p4 2001. See also M.G.L. c. 30, § 39M
  • public works projects, v25 n1 p7 2019
  • purchase description, v7 n2 p3 2001, v8 n1 p3-4 2002, v10 n1&2 p9 2004, v14 n4 p4 2008, v18 n2 p3 2012, v23 n3 p5 2017. See also Written purchase description
  • purchase options. See options
  • purchasing agent, v7 n1 p3 2001

Q

  • qualification-based selection, v12 n1 p8 2006
  • qualification of bidders. See bidder qualifications
  • Qualifying Contractors for Public Building Projects: A Case Study and System Review, v7 n1 p1 200
  • qualifications based selection, v12 n1 p8 2006
  • quality requirements, v7 n3 p1,4 2001, v14 n4 p4 2008, v15 n4 p2 2009, v24 n2 p6 2018
  • quotations, v10 n1&2 p10 2004, v12 n4 p4 2006, v14 n1 p3 2008, v14 n4 p2,4 2008, v20 n2 p5 2014, v23 n1 p6 2017

R

  • rating
    • of requests for proposals (RFP), v9 n4 p2-3 2003. See also proposals, requests for proposals, selection criteria
  • real property, v6 n3 p2 2000, v7 n3 p2 2001, v7 n4 p4 2001, v14 n4 p4 2008, v20 n1 p4 2014. See also public auctions, real property transactions, disclosure of beneficial interests
    • confidentiality of proposals, v15 n1 p2 2009
    • disposition of, v9 n4 p2-5 2003, v11 n3 p3 2005, v12 n2 p3 2007, v13 n4 2007, v15 n1 p2 2009
    • revaluation contracts, v8 n3 p2 2002 tax-title, v15 n4 p3 2009
    • unique acquisition, v20 n4 p5 2014
  • rebates for school districts, v11 n2 p4 2005
  • record-keeping, See also Massachusetts Public Records Law, writing requirements, v8 n3 p2 2002, v10 1&2 p5 2004, v20 n2 p3 2014, v22 n4 p4 2016
    • by contractors, v7 n1 p1 2001
    • financial information, v13 n1 p4 2007, v17 n1 p5 2011 for emergency procurements, v11 n2 p6 2005
  • records. See record-keeping
  • references, v7 n3 p1 2001, v10 n1&2 p5 2004, v11 n1 p3 2005, v21 n1 p5 2015 regulated industry, v6 n3 p3 2000
  • rejection
    • of bids. See bids, rejection of bids
    • of proposals. See proposals, rejection of proposals
    • of sub-bids. See filed sub-bidding, rejection of filed sub-bids
  • renewal of lease. See leasing, renewal of lease
  • renewal options. See options
  • repair contracts. See contracts, repair contracts
  • reporting fraud, waste or abuse, v25 n1 p2 2019 See also Fraud Hotline and Confidential Fraud Hotline
  • reports, v7 n2 p2 2001
  • request for information (RFI), v11 n1 p7 2005, v23 n2 p6 2017
  • request for proposals (RFP). See proposals, requests for proposals
  • request for qualifications (RFQ), v11 n1 p2 2005
  • responsible bidder, v6 n1 p4 2000, v6 n3 p2,4 2000, v8 n2 p4 2002, v9 n1 p3 2003, v10 n1&2 p10 2004, v11 n1 p4 2005, v11 n2 p6 2005, v22 n3 p8 2016
  • responsibility, v9 n4 p3 2003, v18 n2 p1 2012, v23 n1 p7 2017
  • responsive proposals, v6 n1 p4 2000, v6 n3 p4 2000
  • retaining records. See record-keeping
  • retirement board services. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(19)
  • reuse restrictions, v6 n3 p2 2000, v9 n4 p2 2003
  • revenue generating contracts. See contracts, revenue generating
  • Review of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project Cost Recovery Program, v7 n1 p1 2001
  • Review of Consulting Contracts for Solar Facilities Resulted in Invalid Contract, v17 n1 p2 2011
  • Review of the Metropolitan District Commission’s Swimming Pool Maintenance and Repair Contracts, A, v7 n1 p1 2001
  • Review of the Mount Hood Public Works Project in Melrose, v8 n4 p3 2002
  • Review of Real Property Disposition by the City of Revere, v8 n4 p3 2002 rule for award, v8 n3 p2 2002, v11 n3 p3 2005, v15 n2 p3 2009, v23 n4 p3 2017, v25 n2 p9 2019

S

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, v11 n1 p8 2005
  • SABIS International Charter School: Management Issues and Recommendations, v7 n1 p1 2001
  • second-lowest bidder, v23 n3 p3 2017
  • section 2, v1 n1 p8 2020
  • section 16 of Chapter 30B, v24 n4 p9 2018 See also Real Property
  • security guards, v1 n2 p10 2020
  • school bus transportation, v23 n3 p3 2017
  • school bus transportation contracts, v9 n3 p2 2003, v11 n1 p10 2005, v11 n2 p4-8 2005, v13 n4 p3 2007, v18 n1 p3-5 2012, v18 n3 p4 2012, v19 n4 p7-9 2013
  • school bus transportation reimbursements, v11 n2 p4,8 2005
  • school furniture, v24 n4 p3 2018 See also FF&E.
  • scope of services, v8 n1 p3 2002, v8 n2 p3 2002, v9 n3 p2 2003
  • scope of work, v7 n3 p3 2001
  • sealed bids. See bids, sealed bids
  • sealed proposal. See proposals, sealed proposals
  • Secretary of the Commonwealth, v6 n2 p4 2000, v9 n4 p3 2004, v10 n1&2 p7 2004
  • shipping costs, v24 n1 p5 2018
  • sick leave, v25 n2 p8 2019 See also abuse and theft of time
  • signature, v10 n1&2 p4 2004, v12 n2 p4 2006
  • single bidder, v1 n2 p10 2020 See also one bid
  • sludge, v22 n4 p6 2016
  • small construction projects, v11 n1 p3 2005
  • smartphones, v23 n4 p6 2017
  • snow hauling, v21 n1 p8 2015, v22 n1 p3 2016, v23 n1 p7 2017, v24 n1 p5 2018, v24 n4 p8 2018
  • snow plowing. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(17)
  • software service, v23 n4 p7 2017
  • sole proprietor, v6 n2 p3 2000
  • sole source, v23 n4 p7 2017
  • sole-source procurements, v6 n3 p4 2000, v8 n1 p5 2002, v16 n2 p2-3 2010, v18 n1 p5-7 2012, v22 n4 p7 2016, v24 n3 p10 2018
    • utilities, v6 n3 p3 2000, v7 n4 p2 2001
  • solicitation, v8 n1 p4 2002, v9 n3 p1,3 2003
  • solid waste contracts. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(30)
  • Somerville Charter School: Management Issues and Recommendations, v7 n1 p1 2001
  • sound business practices, v8 n1 p4 2002, v9 n2 p1 2003, v10 n1&2 p5 2004, v11 n1 p3 2005, v14 n4 p2 2008, v19 n4 p4 2013, v25 n1 p8 2019
  • Special Commission on Public Construction Projects, v10 n1&2 p1 2004
  • special education. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(8)
  • specifications, v7 n4 p4 2001, v9 n3 p2 2003, v10 n1&2 p8 2004, v11 n1 p4 2005, v11 n2 p5,7 2005, v12 n3 p4-5 2006, v12 n2 p2 2007, v18 n2 p3 2012
    • actual or estimated quantities, v12 n1 p4 2006
    • exclusionary specifications, v8 n1 p2-3 2002, v8 n3 p2 2003, v9 n3 p4 2003, v10 n1&2 p2 2004, v11 n2 p5 2005
    • performance, v10 n1&2 p11 2004
    • proprietary specifications, v7 n4 p4,8 2001, v10 n1&2 p4,8,10-11 2004, v12 n2 p4 2006, v15 n1 p2 2009, v18 n1 p5-6 2012, v19 n2 p3 2013, v22 n3 p4 2016, v23 n2 p5 2017. See also M.G.L. c. 30, § 39M
    • vague specifications, v7 n2 p2 2001, v12 n1 p3 2006
    • vendor supplied, v7 n2 p3 2001, v7 n4 p4 2001, v10 n1&2 p8 2004
  • standard forms, v9 n4 p4 2003
  • STAR conference, v8 n2 p2 2002
  • State House News Service, v8 n2 p9 2002
  • state police, v1 n2 p3 2020, v25 n2 p7 2019
  • statewide contracts, v6 n2 p4 2000, v7 n1 p2 2001, v7 n2 p2 2001, v8 n2 p1,3 2002, v12 n1 p6 2006, v12 n2 p3 2006, v13 n3 p3 2007, v13 n3 p4 2007, v18 n3 p2 2012, v19 n4 p5 2013, v22 n2 p6 2016 See also department contracts, Operational Services Division
  • statewide contracts for tradespersons (SCT), v7 n1 p2 2001, v12 n1 p8 2006
  • statewide contracts for scrap tire disposal services, v9 n2 p8 2003
  • story of a building, v23 n2 p11 2017
  • student activity agency accounts, v10 n1&2 p11 2004. See also M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(20) study, v6 n3 p5 2000
  • sub-bids. See filed sub-bidding
  • submission requirements, v6 n2 p4 2000, v9 n4 p3 2003, v10 n1&2 p10 2004
  • subscription service, v23 n4 p7 2017
  • substitute teachers, hiring of, v7 n3 p3 2001, v8 n2 p3 2002
  • substitution
    • of equal materials, v10 n1&2 p10-11 2004
    • procedure, v6 n2 p1 2000
  • sunshine, v1 n1 p3 2020
  • supplier, v7 n3 p3 2001
  • supplies, v9 n2 p4 2003, v16 n3 p3 2010
    • musical instruments, v22 n3 p2 2016
    • uniforms, v22 n2 p6 2016
  • Supreme Judicial Court Determines Certain Build-to-Lease Agreements are Subject to the Public Construction Laws, v16 n2 p2 2010
  • surety, v7 n1 p3-4 2001, v11 n2 p11 2005
  • surplus land, v1 n1 p8 2020 See also Real Property
  • surplus supplies, v13 n4 p4 2007, v20 n1 p4 2014, v24 n1 p4 2018
    • determination of value, v16 n1 p3 201
    • disposal of, v6 n3 p4 2000, v8 n4 p3 2002, v11 n1 p5-6 2005, v12 n1 p2 2006, v12 n2 p5 2006, v17 n3 p1,3,7-8 2011. See also public auctions, disposition of, trade-in
    • disposition of, v20 n2 p5 2014
  • suspension, v6 n3 p2 2000
  • system maintenance costs, v25 n3 p11 2019

T

  • tax compliance certificate, v7 n3 p1,4 2001 tax exempt lease purchase, v14 n1 p2 2008
  • tax title property. See M.G.L. c. 60
  • technical proposals. See non-price (technical) proposals
  • technology, v23 n4 p6 2017
  • telecommunications companies, v6 n3 p3 2000
  • telephone usage policies, v11 n2 p10 2005
  • textbook, v23 n3 p4 2017
  • threshold changes, v19 n3 p4 2013, v20 n3 p5 2014, v22 n4 p2 2016
  • tied bids or quotes, v11 n3 p2 2005, v20 n4 p6 2014
  • time, v25 n2 p9 2019
  • time-and-materials, v25 n2 p9 2019
  • time fraud, v23 n2 p7 2017, See also abuse and theft of time, overtime
  • time fraud, waste and abuse, v25 n2 p7 2019, See also abuse and theft of time, overtime
  • timekeeping, v25 n3 p6 2019, See also abuse and theft of time, overtime
  • top level domain, v18 n1 p2 2012
  • total cost of the supplies, v25 n1 p8 2019
  • towing. See M.G.L. c. 30B, § 1(b)(21) trade-in, v8 n4 p2 2002, v12 n1 p2 2006
  • training video, v23 n3 p2 2017
  • transfer station, v24 n2 p5 2018
  • travel time policy, v1 n2 p3 2020
  • twenty-five percent limitation, See contracts, increases in contracts

U

  • unique acquisition, See real property, unique acquisition
  • unit price, v14 n1 p3 2008
  • update statement, v6 n3 p3 2000
  • USDA Retail Milk Prices, v25 n2 p9 2019
  • utilities. See sole-source procurements, utilities

V

  • valuation of contracts, v11 n1 p4 2005. See also bids, present value of
  • vehicle trade-ins, v8 n4 p4 2002, v19 n2 p2 2013, See also surplus supplies, trade-in vendor audits, v21 n3 p2 201
  • vendor invoices, v23 n4 p2 2017
  • vending machines, v11 n1 p3 2005
  • vehicle management, v25 n3 p4 2019
  • Veterans Memorial Bridge, v25 n1 p4 2019
  • volume purchasing discounts, v7 n1 p3 2001
  • voting machines, v20 n3 p4 2014, v22 n2 p2 2016

 

W

  • wages. See prevailing wage law
  • water meters, automatic, v11 n2 p1 2005, v21 n2 p3 2015 water systems, privatizing, v6 n4 p8 2000, v7 n3 p4 2001 water towers, v6 n3 p3 2000
  • weather-related supplies, v24 n4 p9 2018 See also Snow
  • whistleblower protections, v1 n2 p7 2020
  • whistleblowers, v23 n2 p4 2017
  • withdrawal
    • of bids. See bids, withdrawal of bids
    • of sub-bids. See filed sub-bids, withdrawals
  • Worthington v. Scribner, v23 n2 p4 2017
  • writing requirements. See also record-keeping
    • cancellation, v8 n1 p5 2002, v8 n3 p2 2002 contract increase, v11 n2 p6 2005
    • contracts over $5,000, v9 n2 p1 2003, v14 n4 p4 2008
    • modification of bid, v8 n3 p2 2002. See also bids, modification of bids options, v8 n1 p5 2002, v9 n3 p3 2003, v10 n1&2 p8 2004
    • proprietary specifications, v8 n1 p2-3 2002
    • value of non-cash items, v11 n1 p4 2005
    • withdrawal of bids. See bids, withdrawal of bids
  • written explanation, v8 n1 p2 2002, v10 n1&2 p7 2004, v11 n2 p6 2005
  • written procedures, v16 n1 p4 2010
  • written purchase description, v25 n1 p9 2019. See purchase description.

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