T. WatkinsMAPPO 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 2018
City of Salem, Purchasing Agent

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Job Opportunity: Purchasing Agent/Insurance Coord. - Town of Andover »

Under the policy direction of the Finance Director, and in accordance with state and local laws, perform administrative...

Purchasing Director

The Town of Lexington seeks qualified applicants for the full-time position of Purchasing Director in the Finance Department.  Under the general supervision of the Assistant Town Manager for Finance, this position is responsible for managing the procurement of all goods and services for all Town departments in conformance with Town policy and state and federal laws and regulations.  Duties include the preparation of bid specifications in conjunction with Town departments, conducting pre-bid conferences and bid openings, analyzing bid submissions, and recommending successful bidders to the Town Manager.  Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field as well as two years of local government experience; Master’s degree and specific experience in municipal purchasing preferred.  Strong preference will be given to those holding Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) certification.  In the absence of such certification, candidates must demonstrate a commitmntto obtaining certification within 12-18 months of appointment.   Full salary range $68,737 to $82,562.  A complete job description and the Town’s application form are available online at:

https://www.lexingtonma.gov/human-resources/pages/employment-town or you may email jobs@lexingtonma.gov or call 781 698-4590.  A Town application form (required), cover letter and resume must be submitted to:  Town of Lexington, Human Resources Department, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420 no later than June 22, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

June 20, 2018 - 11:00am

Meeting Registration Form - CLICK HERE

June 20, 2018 Meeting Registration

  • Date: 3rd Wednesday
  • City/Town/Agency: Danvers
  • Host: Tanya Jenkins, Town of Danvers
  • Location: Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliot Street, Danvers, MA 01923
  • Speaker: Tammy Rimmes, Procurement Consultant and Former CPO, City of San Diego, CA
  • Topic: Ethics: Black & White OR Shades of Grey?

Schedule              

  1. 11:00 AM - Registration & Networking
  2. 11:30 AM - Business Meeting
  3. 12:00 PM - Lunch*
  4. 1:00 PM - Speaker 
  5. 2:00 PM - Adjournment