University Procurement Office

Services $50,000 or less

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Operational and Consulting Services $50,000 or less per fiscal year

For Operational and Consulting Services $50,000 or less you may use a vendor of your choice providing you do not expect total purchases with that vendor to exceed $50,000 over the next 12 months.

Vendors on University, State (OSD), E&I (Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing) or MHEC (Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium) contracts should be used whenever possible.

Purchasing Requirements:

  • A purchase requisition must be entered and approved in the BuyWays Procurement System.
  • If a University, State (OSD), E&I or MHEC contracts vendor is used, the contract number must be referenced on the requisition.
  • A fully executed University of Massachusetts Contract for Services Form must be completed and attached to the requisition in BuyWays.
  • Any price quote from the Vendor should be attached to the requisition in BuyWays.

Contract Forms

Short Form Contract - used for services up to $5,000.

Contract for Services Form - used for a single service greater than $5,000.

Master Services Agreement/Staff Augmentation Services Form - used for pre-approved staff augmentation vendors that have been approved through a President's Office RFP and executed by the President's Office.  Individual Scope of Work "SOW" must be completed for individual assignments against the Master Services Agreement. 

Master Services Agreement/Executive Search Firm Services - used for pre-approved executive search firms that have been approved through a President's Office RFP and executed by the President's Office.  Individual Scope of Work "SOW" must be completed for individual assignments against the Master Services Agreement.

 

 

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