The objective of the Purchasing Department is to support all town and school departments in the procurement of quality goods and services at cost effective prices while promoting fair competition. In addition to procurement, the Purchasing Department monitors procurement practices by departments and facilitates contract administration to ensure compliance with applicable laws governing procurement of municipal supplies, services, equipment, and capital improvements involving public works, building construction and design services.

The Purchasing Department is located in the Town Accountant’s Office, which is located in the lower level of the Longmeadow Community House (corner of Longmeadow Street and Williams Street).