City of Boston Buying Plan
The Buying Plan provides a look into upcoming procurement and contracting opportunities. This is based on a list of what City Departments plan to buy in a given fiscal year. The list will be updated on a recurring basis. The Buying Plan will reflect the City's most up-to-date plans for purchasing.
UPDATE: Initial data for FY23 is now available in the Buying Plan, including select projected procurement and contracting for the period of July 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023.
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About the plan
Currently, the Buying Plan includes:
- Procurement opportunities by City department
- Work type categories for each procurement opportunity
- Anticipated fiscal quarter of the advertisement date
- Estimated dollar amounts of contracts
- Brief description of each procurement
The Buying Plan is meant primarily for businesses and vendors. We want to help inform them about upcoming contracting opportunities.
The Buying Plan is also part of Mayor Wu's broader commitment to equitable procurement and supplier diversity. Our goal is to allow for more transparency into the City's procurement process. We want small, minority-owned, and women-owned business to be able to find and compete for more City contracts.
Buying Plan resources
Coming soon: Buying Plan questions and answers
Find answers to common questions about the Buying Plan in our frequently asked questions.
Open Bids and RFPs
You can view a live feed of current bidding and contract opportunities in the City of Boston.
Learn more about the City of Boston’s Budget process.
Supplier Diversity Initiatives
Learn about other initiatives to increase supplier diversity and encourage equitable procurement.