MAPPO represents and promotes the Purchasing Professional as an essential contributor to the governmental function and vital to the well-being of our communities as watchdogs of public funds. Our members may perform under various titles and at different levels of responsibility, but our shared directive is to be sure our Cities, Towns and Agencies conduct legal and competitive procurements while maintaining ethics, quality, and savings in each and every purchase.
MAPPO imparts our message through participation in state appointed committees, communication with the Offices of the Attorney General and Inspector General, and collaboration with the Office of the State Purchasing Agent. In every effort, MAPPO brings your voice to the table and upholds the integrity of the profession by displaying the expert viewpoint you display every day.
MAPPO understands the challenges you face and represents you on legislative matters with respect to procurement. We also provide educational opportunities, resource sharing, and opportunities to network with professionals from all areas of public purchasing.
Please join us. We offer you a warm welcome and look forward to introducing you to new colleagues and friends.
Thomas P. Watkins
MAPPO President 2017 - 2019
City of Salem, Purchasing Agent
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Dear MAPPO Members,
Duties and Responsibilities
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) seeks a self-motivated, energetic, detail-oriented individual to serve as an instructor in our training and certification program for public employees and other professionals. Although a 40-hour per week position is preferred, the OIG will consider a position of between 25 and 40 hours per week.
Director of Contracts and Strategic Sourcing
MHEC is looking for a new Director of Contracts and Strategic Sourcing. As a member of the senior management team, this individual will help save our members significant dollars in operating expenses, dollars that can be redirected to other municipal priorities. Sound interesting? If so, specifics on the job can be found in the link below.
Town of Saugus - Assistant Purchasing/Accounting Manager
Applications are being accepted for a full time Purchasing Assistant in the Administrative Services Office with the Town of Saugus. Knowledge of Mass General Laws pertaining to preparing of Bids, RFP or Quote agreements needed. Must oversee that expenditure of Town funds for construction projects, the purchase of materials, equipment and services conform to applicable State and Local laws. Must have a BS or 3-5 years Municipal experience, good oral and written communication skills, and a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word and the Internet. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For a complete job description visit https://www.saugus-ma.gov/sites/saugusma/files/uploads/assistant_purchasing_accounting_manager_job_posting.pdf
Please email applications/resumes to: email@example.com
Town of Saugus- Purchasing/Accounting Manager
Applications are being accepted by the Town of Saugus for a full time Purchasing/Accounting Manager. The Purchasing/Accounting Manager will report to the Town Manager. This person is responsible for ensuring that the Town engages in cost effective purchasing procedures and is in compliance with Massachusetts law governing procurement of municipal supplies, services, materials, equipment, and construction projects. For a complete job description visit https://www.saugus-ma.gov/sites/saugusma/files/uploads/purchasing_account_manager.pdf
January 16, 2019 Meeting Registration
- Date: January 16, 2019
- Host: Beverly Sleeper, City of Marlborough
- Location: Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
- Speaker: Deborah Anderson, Asst. Attorney General, Construction Bid Unit
- Topic: Recent Bid Protest Decisions & Blanket Tradespersons Contracts
- 10:45 AM - Registration & Networking
- 11:30 AM - Business Meeting
- 12:00 PM - Lunch
- 1:00 PM - Speaker
- 2:00 PM - Adjournment