Purchasing Department

Purchasing Department

Q:  Does my company have to pay Prevailing Wages?

A:  The City is required to pay Prevailing Wages and maintain vendor payroll records on the trades required.  A listing of the trades can be viewed on the Department of Labor and Workforce Development web site.


Q:  How can I obtain information about a posted or advertised bid?

A:  You can obtain information by visiting the Purchasing Department at City Hall or by calling (413) 499-9470.


Q:  How do I know when the City is interested in making a purchase?

A:  All City bidding documents for materials or services over $25,000 are advertised in the Berkshire Eagle, Secretary of State Weekly Publications Goods & Services for purchases over $100,000, Central Register for public works materials & construction over $10,000, and building repair & construction purchases over $25,000.  All bidding documents are posted on the bulletin board outside the Purchasing Department at Pittsfield City Hall, 70 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.  All bidding documents are also posted on the Bidding Opportunities section of the Purchasing Department’s web page.


Q:  What is an Invitation for Bid (IFB) and how do I bid?

A:  The IFB explains what the City is seeking to purchase and what is required of a successful bidder.  Although there are some requirements common to all IFBs, each IFB is unique.  Interested bidders must read an entire IFB carefully to determine the requirements for a given procurement and which forms and attachments may be required in their response submission.


Q:  After receiving a notification of the IFB, my company is interested.  How do we obtain the bid documents, including any plans, specifications and terms?

A:  Contact or visit the Purchasing Department.  Most bid documents have a fee, with building construction related projects being refundable.  The Purchasing Department will give you that information when contacted.  Also, any applicable fees are listed under the specific project on the Bidding Opportunities section of the Purchasing Department’s web page.


Q:  How can I obtain information about a posted or advertised bid?

A:  You can obtain information by visiting the Purchasing Department at City Hall or by calling (413) 499-9470.


Q:  Does my company have to provide bonds?

A:  Public Works construction projects require the successful bidder to provide a Payment Bond from a surety in the amount of 50% of the bid price within 5 days of being awarded the work if the project exceeds $25,000.


Q:  Does my company have to provide insurance coverage?

A:  Yes, please refer to the Insurance Requirements section of the Purchasing Department’s web page for detailed information.


 

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