Purchasing & Strategic Contracting

Bids

Whether the goods or services you are looking to procure exceed a bid threshold, or if you are looking to get them at the best possible value, the UMass Lowell Procurement team has highly trained and certified purchasing professionals who are here to assist you.

Bidding is required for purchases of materials, goods, commodities, leases (including equipment or real property) and licenses (including software or electronic journals) which exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) per fiscal year; and for operational or consulting service contracts and University sub-contracts which exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) per fiscal year.

Bidding is also required for all Labor and Materials construction projects and must be bid in compliance with M.G.L. c. 149 and c. 30, §39M. Design Services for Building Projects must be bid in compliance with M.G.L. c. 7. 

There is an array of tools to assist you with the bidding process: