Note that bids must be received on Bid Express by the due date and time in order to be considered. Any bid that is not received on time will not be considered. Submitting bids via the Bid Express website is Mandatory, No Hard Copies will be Accepted. The documents on this website are the official source of information on all bids for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Documents attained from other sources will not be recognized during the bid and award process. Vendor’s relying on documents obtained from sources other than this website do so at their own risk and may result in the rejection of an individual’s bid. Please pay special note to Bid Opening Time!
Electronic Bidding with Bid Express!
The University of Massachusetts Amherst accepts bids electronically via the www.bidexpress.com website. All electronic bidders must first register on the bidexpress.com website and create an Info Tech Digital ID. Registration and Digital ID creation are free. It can take up to five business days to process your Digital ID and it is highly recommended that a Digital ID be enabled 48 hours in advance of submitting an electronic bid. Please plan accordingly. A fee of $25 will be incurred for those who wish to bid electronically on a pay-per solicitation basis; alternatively, you may subscribe for $50 per month to have access to all solicitations and email notifications. Exceptions to submitting thru BidExpress will only be made in extenuating circumstances as deemed appropriate by the Director of Procurement & Campus Services. Note that failure of vendor to allow enough time to register, get a digital I.D. or meet other required steps will NOT be consider an extenuating circumstance. Learn more in this Bid Express Vendor Overview. For additional guidance, please contact the Bid Express team at toll free 888.352.2439 (option 1) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like a paper copy of the RFB you can stop by the Procurement Department located at the Mass Venture Center - Suite 334, 100 Venture Way Hadley, MA 01035-9430 or call our office at 413.545.0361.
The University will fulfill requests for documents related to an electronic bid opening made within 14 days after the bid opening date and time for no fee. Any request for documents after the 14 day period will be subject to a fee in accordance with the Massachusetts Public records law (M. G. L. Chapter 66, Section 10).