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Welcome to the Barnstable County Purchasing Division, your first stop in doing business with the County. Our department was established in 1979 by a vote of the County Commissioners to maintain a centralized purchasing system of goods and services collectively not only for County departments, but also to serve the towns of Barnstable County.   

All purchases are made according to state, local, and federal requirements, as well as internal policies and procedures. Methods of purchasing include both informal (written quotation) and formal (advertised, sealed) as required by law. 

Barnstable County welcomes suppliers interested in doing business with us, and strives to provide fair, open, and efficient opportunities for all companies. 


Our mission is to provide value added professional procurement services to meet departmental goals while promoting an open and fair competitive process.  The Purchasing Division adheres to the procurement policies for local governments set by the Massachusetts Legislature through Chapter 30B, Chapter 30,39M and Chapter 149 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Purchasing is committed to adding value to Barnstable County Communities so they may effectively fulfill their mission to the public. 


To be an innovative and strategic leader providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally responsible manner.