The Purchasing Department oversees the procurement of all good and services and construction bids for all departments except for the School Department. All goods and services expenditures over $35,000 and all public works or building projects over $10,000 are subject to public bidding requirements under Massachusetts General Law. All bids and contract files are kept in the Town Hall Purchasing Office for public review. Disposition of all town owned property including vehicles is sold using various online bid auction sites or a sealed bid process.
Risk Management handles all claims to the Town's insurance carrier for property, vehicles and general liability. Insurance renewals, loss reports, vehicle and property inventories are kept on file in the Purchasing Office. Risk Management also coordinates departmental participation in the MIIA Rewards program which provides insurance premium discounts and grant funding for safety trainings, and policy planning that reduces operational risks.