Saturday, August 13, 2022

Annual Report of the Purchasing Department - FY 2021

Note: FY 2021 is last year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). The report was prepared to cover the business for the FY 2021 period. This year’s report FY 2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) is in preparation now and is normally available for distribution at the polls for the November election. Updated - 08/15/22

The Purchasing Department is responsible for preserving and protecting the fiscal resources of the  Town. The Purchasing Office assists other departments in procuring quality goods and services in a fair, competitive, and transparent manner, using objective standards for the selection of contractors and vendors, to ensure fair, impartial, and uniform bidding, contract development and awarding procedures. All purchases are made in accordance with Massachusetts State Laws and Town By-Laws.

Procurement Changes
During Fiscal Year 2021, the Purchasing function seamlessly shifted to a remote model in keeping with COVID-19 safety measures. The Department had already instituted distribution of bid documentation through the Town website. In March 2020, the Department began conducting bid openings remotely with plan holders attending openings via Zoom meetings. In October, 2020, the former Chief Procurement Officer, John Bugbee, left the Town of Franklin to pursue an opportunity in a different town. We are grateful to John for his contributions and wish him continued success. I have worked closely with John since 2015 and am excited to continue to provide a high level of service and expertise
to both our internal and external customers.

The Purchasing Department promotes fair, prompt, and courteous consideration to all suppliers. The Department is committed to providing those same standards to our internal customers while ensuring their procurement needs are met in a timely manner. Additionally, the Purchasing Department strives to attain the highest ethical standards in all transactions and correspondence.

Respectfully submitted:

Pamela Vickery
Chief Procurement Officer
Town of Franklin

The full Annual Report for 2021 can be found

The collection of Annual Reports can be found online

Annual Town Report Of The Town Clerk’s Office - FY 2021
Annual Report Of The Town of Franklin - FY 2021

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