OIG Public Procurement and Chapter 30B Programs

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has a Chapter 30B (Uniform Procurement Act) team trained in public procurement who can provide you with technical guidance.

Chapter 30B is the law that governs the procurement of supplies, services and real property by cities, towns and other local jurisdictions in Massachusetts. It contains procedures to ensure open and fair competition for contracts paid for with public money. Please explore the many online public procurement resources we offer, including those related to compliance with Chapter 30B. Use the Chapter 30B Assistance Form to request assistance or contact us with your public procurement questions at 30BHotline@mass.gov or at 617-722-8838.

Design and construction procurement questions should be directed to the MA Office of the Attorney General's Construction Bid Unit at 617-963-2371.

Download the Chapter 30B Manual

The new edition of the OIG's Chapter 30B manual incorporates recent statutory changes and new thresholds and requirements for school districts. It also includes updated forms and checklists, as well as practical advice on conducting a wide range of procurements.

Contact Information

Address

Office of the Inspector General
One Ashburton Place, Room 1311, Boston, MA 02108

Phone

Available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F. Our confidential 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.

We welcome non-English speakers to contact us. Confidential translation services are available in most languages. Call Chapter 30B Assistance Contact Information, We welcome non-English speakers to contact us. Confidential translation services are available in most languages. at

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