What is Procurement?

Procurement, noun
[proh-kyoor-muhnt, pruh‐]

  1. the act of obtaining or getting by effort, care, or the use of special means.
  2. the act of obtaining equipment, materials, or supplies.

The primary mission of the Berkshire Community College (BCC) Procurement Department is to ensure the College obtains supplies and services that fulfill the needs and requirements of the College at the lowest cost while insuring quality objectives are met.

The role of the Procurement Department is to assist the College faculty and staff with questions regarding the procurement of supplies and services, initiate bids and contracts and ensure BCC procurement policies are being followed.

BCC has committed to following the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30B Policies and Procedures in the procurement of supplies and services.

Following these policies assures that the College's procurement process is uniform, transparent, promotes competition and fairness, saves money and fosters integrity and accountability.

Contact Us

Chris Bodnar, Director of Procurement

Helpful Links and Resources

Procurement Self Service

A&F Terms (PDF)

Colleague Self Service Purchasing - Users Guide (PDF)

Mass Contract Form – Standard Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Mass Contract Form – Information Technology Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Mass Contract Form – Human and Social Services Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Employment Status Form (DOC)

Travel Request (XLSX)

Travel Report Check Request (XLSM)

Sources of Funds (PDF)

Department Numbers (PDF)

BCC Tax Exempt Form (PDF)

MA W-9 (PDF)

Commonly Used Object Codes (XLSX)

Massachusetts Expenditure Classification Handbook (PDF)

MA Records Retention Schedule – Education guidelines start on pg 97 (PDF)