Supplies and Services Contracting

Registration opens July 1, 2024.

This online class provides an in-depth examination of procurements under M.G.L. c. 30B.

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The Supplies and Services Contracting class is a five-week asynchronous class. You may complete each module online at your own pace within the five weeks. The class includes hands-on exercises and supplemental activities designed to involve the student in the learning process. The Supplies and Services Contracting incorporates knowledge checks throughout the program and ends with a multiple-choice exam.

Class dates:

  • July 22 - August 27, 2024 

Time: Self-paced 5-week class

Credits: 20

Cost: $595


  • Overview of M.G.L. c. 30B
  • Writing effective specifications
  • Obtaining price quotations for smaller purchases
  • Obtaining best value using invitations for bids (IFBs)
  • Creating and applying criteria to evaluate proposals
  • Developing performance standards and measures
  • Designing requests for proposals
  • Common bidding challenges and how to resolve them
  • Multi-year contracts, leases and lease-purchases
  • Contract administration for supplies and services
  • Dealing with contractor performance problems

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Last updated: April 16, 2024

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