The Barnstable County Purchasing Division oversees the purchase of goods and services to the various departments of the County Regional Government as well as the collective purchasing of different commodities annually on behalf of the Towns on the Cape and political subdivisions.
Purchasing collectively is strictly on a voluntary basis and not all Towns participate in all purchases. However participation is encouraged as often as possible to take advantage of large purchases through this collective effort.
When the bids are advertised for goods or services that will be offered to the cooperative, a breakdown of the participating Towns and the approximate quantities for each will always be in the bid document. Because of this the bidder will have a very good idea as to the size of the bid and who the participating Towns will be including addresses and locations. As the lead agency, Barnstable County encourages its bidders to take advantage of the buying power of its cooperative.
Starting July 1, Barnstable County has partnered with Bonfire Interactive to create a new procurement portal that will allow you to access business opportunities and submit bids and proposals to the county digitally.
Vendors are requested to visit the Barnstable County Procurement Portal, then follow the link to the Bonfire vendor registration page to register your company.
Registration is easy and free. If you have any challenges with the registration process, please contact Bonfire Interactive Support at email@example.com.
Barnstable County is excited about the changes we are making to streamline our electronic bid process and we look forward to continuing our good relationship with you and appreciate your interest.
For a quick tutorial on the use of Bonfire please visit Bonfire’s training site specifically for Vendors.
For Vendors doing business with the Departments within the County Regional Government, Vendor Self Service (VSS) is available to enter and maintain contact and remittance information, discount and payment terms, designated contact persons, view current and prior 1099 data, purchase orders, invoices, and checks.
In the near future, vendors will be able to see active contracts and assign commodity codes that represent the goods and services vendors can provide through VSS. To register/login visit: Vendor Self Service
Prevailing Wage for work under $10,000 expires 11-10-21
Where can I get information on a bid?
All of our bids are listed on our e-sourcing website: https://barnstablecounty.bonfirehub.com under “Open Opportunities”.
Who is my point of contact on a bid at the Purchasing Department?
Questions can be submitted directly within the project “Opportunity Q&A” in Bonfire.
How can I obtain plans and specifications for a project?
Bids are available on the County’s Bonfire website under the bid project in “Open Opportunities”.
How can I find out who else is bidding for a project?
A bidders list is available directly on the County’s Bonfire website under the bid project in “Open Opportunities”.
How can I find out who’s been awarded a contract?
Once a bid has been awarded, a results document will be uploaded onto Bonfire under the project documents as soon as it’s available.
Where do I send my invoices?
Your invoices are being paid by the department with which you have a contract. In most cases, the Purchasing Division helps assemble a contract but isn’t responsible for payments. Please do not send your invoices to the Purchasing Department unless your contract is with the Purchasing Department.