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M.G.L Chapter 30B - Uniform Procurement Act
Special Education exemption from the requirements of Chapter 30B

An agreement for the provision of special education pursuant to c. 71B and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto. [M.G.L. c. 30B, §1(b)(8).]

This exemption applies to direct services delivered to children with special needs, such as transportation, counseling or education under an individual education program, as well as to any supplies used by children with special needs as part of an educational program. Other supplies and services, however, are not exempt simply because they are procured by the special education department. For example, office supplies or computers to be used for office administration would not fall under this exemption.

The full text of M.G.L. Chapter 30B can be found at: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleIII/Chapter30B



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