The 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.

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Upcoming Events

  • MCPPO Designation Renewal (Blended Class) 

    November 14 - December 4 (self-paced)
    This class is for everyone who wants to retain their MCPPO designation.
  • Chapter 30B Exemptions and Exceptions - Online Class 

    November 29, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    This 1-day class reviews the exemptions and exceptions contained in Chapter 30B and suggests best practices for public officials to use when acquiring exempt supplies or services.
  • Public Contracting Overview - Online Class 

    December 6, 7, 8, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    This 3-day course will provide an overview of the legal requirements for public contracting by local governmental entities, districts and authorities.
  • Contract Administration Overview (Webinar) 

    January 18, 2023, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    This 90-minute webinar will provide you with an overview of necessary tools to successfully and efficiently administer your jurisdiction’s contracts.

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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