The City of Boston offers bid opportunities through the City Record, online through the Supplier Portal, and through a non-electronic bid listing.  Please check each location to ensure that your organization is familiar with all business opportunities with the City. 

The City Record

The City Record is the official and comprehensive repository of the advertisements for all open bids for the City of Boston procurement. 

  • Current Week's City Record 3/30/15

  • Previous Week's City Record 3/23/15

Supplier Portal

The City of Boston now uses an online process for purchasing, bidding, contracting, vendor registration and payment.  Bidders and vendors can register for login credentials to the Supplier Portal to participate in these online procurement activities.  The bid events on the Supplier Portal do not appear in the non-electronic bid list below.

What Actions Can Be Taken in the Supplier Portal?

The Supplier Portal provides vendors the ability to complete tasks online, such as:

  • Entering and updating vendor information
  • Electing to Receive Purchase Orders by email
  • Registering, viewing, downloading, and responding to bid opportunities
  • Securely signing and finalizing contracts with the City of Boston.


Non-Electronic Bids

Please view the bids that do not appear in the Supplier Portal on the non-electronic bid listing.
Non-Electronic Bids


  • View CORI-Friendly Companies Working with the City

    The following vendors have certified compliance with the City of Boston’s CORI friendly hiring practices and have City of Boston contracts over $5,000. The City of Boston does not guarantee employment availability at any of the vendors listed.

    View Vendor List

  • ACH Payments Available

    Have all of your City of Boston payments deposited directly into your bank account. Vendors with access to the City's Supplier Portal are able to enroll in Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments. Log in to the Supplier Portal and access the Vendor eForm Homepage to sign up. Email for additional information. Paper-based ACH Enrollment Packets are available by calling the Treasury Department at 617-635-4156.

  • City of Boston Announces Launch of Supplier Portal

    On July 24, 2012 the City of Boston completed its upgrade to the PeopleSoft Financials System. Online purchasing, bidding and contracting with the city have begun. Please register your organization to access these features within the Supplier Portal

  • View All Announcements

    Review all announcements regarding the Procurement website and the Supplier Portal.

    View All Announcements