The City of Boston offers bid opportunities through the City Record, online through the Supplier Portal, and through a non-electronic bid listing.  Please check each location to ensure that your organization is familiar with all business opportunities with the City. 

The City Record

The City Record is the official and comprehensive repository of the advertisements for all open bids for the City of Boston procurement. 

  • Current Week's City Record 4/21/14

  • Previous Week's City Record 4/14/14

Supplier Portal

The City of Boston now uses an online process for purchasing, bidding, contracting, vendor registration and payment.  Bidders and vendors can register for login credentials to the Supplier Portal to participate in these online procurement activities.  The bid events on the Supplier Portal do not appear in the non-electronic bid list below.

What Actions Can Be Taken in the Supplier Portal?

The Supplier Portal provides vendors the ability to complete tasks online, such as:

  • Entering and updating vendor information
  • Electing to Receive Purchase Orders by email
  • Registering, viewing, downloading, and responding to bid opportunities
  • Securely signing and finalizing contracts with the City of Boston.


Non-Electronic Bids

Please view the bids that do not appear in the Supplier Portal on the non-electronic bid listing.
Non-Electronic Bids


  • Supplier Portal Unavailable April 18-21

    The Supplier Portal will not be available on Friday, April 18 3:00 PM through Monday, April 21st due to scheduled maintenance.  The Supplier Portal will be available again on Tuesday, April 22nd.

  • City of Boston Announces Launch of Supplier Portal

    On July 24, 2012 the City of Boston completed its upgrade to the PeopleSoft Financials System. Online purchasing, bidding and contracting with the city have begun. Please register your organization to access these features within the Supplier Portal

  • Finding Your Vendor ID

    If you are an existing Vendor who has previously done business with the City, you should use your current Vendor ID when registering to use the Supplier Portal. Your Vendor ID can be found on both your Purchase Order and your check stub.

  • View All Announcements

    Review all announcements regarding the Procurement website and the Supplier Portal.

    View All Announcements