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The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston purchases a variety of goods and services from our suppliers including, but not limited to:

  • Architectural, Engineering, and Housekeeping Services
  • Automobiles
  • Building Materials
  • Electrical Supplies
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Food Services Equipment
  • General Construction
  • Hardware
  • Printers and other office equipment
  • Software
  • Training and Consulting Services
  • Waste Removal

The Boston Fed does not participate in the General Services Administration and does not purchase goods or services off of federal supply schedules.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, in conjunction with 11 other 11 Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System, participates in national contracts negotiated by the National Procurement Office (NPO).   The NPO, located at the Richmond Reserve Bank, is responsible for negotiating contracts for certain goods and services when multiple Reserve Banks have similar requirements.

Becoming a Bank Supplier

The Bank expects its suppliers to provide high quality goods and services. If your company is interested in being considered as a potential supplier for the Boston Fed, register through the Federal Reserve’s online registration tool. Once you register electronically, your company may be contacted as procurement opportunities become available. Competitive proposals and bids are often issued electronically and require that a supplier submits them 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 of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks is a separate legal entity and processes acquisitions according to their respective guidelines.

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. We award contracts to those suppliers that offer the best total value in terms of price, quality, availability, and service.

Our High Ethical Standards

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, 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, please contact (800) 544-8039.

Diversity Outreach Program

The Boston Fed has an outreach program designed to maintain a diverse pool of qualified suppliers. We actively solicit and provide small, minority, and women-owned businesses with equal and practical opportunity to compete for supplying the Bank with goods and services.

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