Of note regarding State “Bid Law” …..
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
The full text of M.G.L. Chapter 30B can be found at: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleIII/Chapter30B