The Town of Auburn is subject to M.G.L Chapter 30B for bids. Depending on the amount and/or estimated cost of items or services to be purchased, the Town of Auburn may solicit quotes or go through a sealed bid/proposal process. All purchases/disposals are made in accordance with state laws and town ordinances applicable to public purchasing. Please refer to the state’s 30B manual for more detailed guidelines and specifications.
The Town of Auburn posts Invitiations for Bids (IFB) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) on Auburnguide.com. Additionally, quotes and proposals may be examined and obtained at the Town Manager’s Office, 102 Central St. Auburn, MA 01501, between normal business hours.
· Monday: 8:00am-7:00pm
· Tuesday -Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm
· Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm
Receipt of Bids/ Proposals
Bid and Proposal responses must be received by the date and time specified on the document. The town is not responsible for mail delays. All submittals will be date/time stamped and stored until the opening date. Bids and proposals will be opened publically on the date and time specified in the document. Please note that all bids must be complete or the town has the right to reject the bid or proposal as incomplete/ non-responsive.
In accordance to M.G.L Chapter 30B, the Town of Auburn issues the bid to the applicant that has the lowest price in accordance with the specifications. The Town of Auburn also has the ability to issue a proposal reward to the most advantageous and reputable proposer, while talking price and evaluation criteria into consideration. Evaluation criteria can be found in each posted bid/proposal.