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About the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston promotes sound growth and financial stability in New England and the nation. The Bank contributes to local communities, the region, and the nation through its high quality research, regulatory oversight, and financial services, and through its commitment to leadership and innovation.

Products and Services Purchased by the Bank

The Bank expects from its suppliers high quality goods and services. Our purchases include software, hardware, printers and other office equipment, construction work, building materials, furnishings, food services equipment, fitness equipment, automobiles, floor coverings, electrical supplies, various equipment maintenance, training and consulting services.

Becoming a Bank Supplier

If your company is interested in being considered as a potential supplier for a Federal Reserve Bank, register today through our online registration tool.offsite You will receive an email confirmation when your registration has been completed. Once you register electronically, Federal Reserve Bank staff will be able to view your information and capabilities when searching for potential suppliers. You may be contacted as procurement opportunities that match the products or services you provide become available.

We solicit competitive bids or proposals for the goods and services we need. We award contracts to those suppliers that offer the best total value in terms of price, quality, availability, and service. Competitive proposals and bids are often issued electronically and require that a supplier's proposals or bid be submitted electronically.

Completing registration does not guarantee that your company will receive an invitation to bid or a contract. Nor does it imply that your company has any type of procurement relationship with the Federal Reserve, either now or in the future.  Each Federal Reserve Bank is a separate legal entity and processes acquisitions according to the guidelines adopted by that Reserve Bank.

Policy Statement of Nondiscrimination in Contracting and Procurement

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation in our contracting and procurement activities.

Ethics

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston expects its officers and employees to adhere to the highest possible standards of integrity.  As part of the Bank's Code of Conduct,pdf employees must act impartially in procurement matters, must avoid conflicts of interest, and may not accept vendor gifts. If you, as a vendor, encounter any conduct that falls short of the highest standards of ethics, you may contact the Bank's Hotline at 1-800-544-8039.

Diversity Outreach Program

The Bank has an outreach program designed to maintain a diverse pool of qualified suppliers. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion as well as our Procurement Unit actively solicits and provides small, minority, and women-owned businesses with equal and practical opportunity to compete for supplying the Bank with goods and services.

As part of its commitment to a diverse supplier base, the Bank participates in vendor fairs, uses supplier databases to search for qualified candidates, and holds memberships in organizations that support its diversity initiatives.

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