Enjoying the last blooms of Summer!
The summer season is nearing to an end. Time to reap the harvest. See our article on how the State supports our local agriculture.

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual State of Vermont Purchasing Card Summit scheduled for November 8, 2018.

As always, we love to hear from you. Anything you would like us to feature? Let us know.
From Vermont’s Backyard – Locally Grown!

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets’ (VAAFM) mission is to facilitate, support and encourage the growth and viability of agriculture while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment. VAAFM supports this mission through a variety of ways, including: grants, regulation, outreach & education, collaborative projects, and policymaking.

 VAAFM works with the Department of Corrections (DOC) to increase the amount of local food purchased for use in state facilities. DOC purchases nearly 9% of all food purchases from local producers. This partnership helps DOC better understand the opportunities available for purchasing Vermont product. Buying in Vermont helps the economy and also provides an opportunity for consumers to eat fresher product- which is particularly important for our most vulnerable Vermonters.

A law on local procurement in Vermont state government, Click to continue reading
The 3rd Annual 
State of Vermont
Purchasing Card Summit
This year’s Summit will focus on best practices for your card program. The agenda will include:
  • Works™ demonstration (receipt imaging & purchase requests),
  • Vision Discussion
  • An interactive Q&A Session,
  • Fraud prevention and detection
  • & more...
The conference is well suited for State of Vermont Program Administrators, Approvers, Auditors, and Cardholders.
  • Date:                  Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Where:               109 State St, Montpelier, VT 05609
  • Session One:      9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Session Two:      1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p. m. 
If you are interested in attending, click here to send us an email with the following information:
  • Name
  • Agency/Department
  • Email
  • Indicate morning or afternoon session preference
In turn, you will receive an Outlook planner confirming your session registration.
New Templates
Recently updated Templates

  • Sample Information Technology Request for Proposal (RFP) Shell (8/31/2018 Revised)
  • Sample Request for Proposal (RFP) Shell (8/31/2018 Revised)

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Water Vendor Update
In April 2018, Crystal Rock LLC was awarded the Bottle Drinking Water contract, # 35787. A short time later, the company was acquired by DS Services of America.  This action required our office to work with DS Services of America to put in place a new contract. 

We understand the critical nature of this service and want to assure everyone that aggressive steps are being taken to execute the new contract. We expect to have a fully executed contract within the next two weeks.

In the interim, we are providing DS Services of America Point of Contact information should you need assistance.
General Sales Information :

Customer Care Agents are available Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 800-525-0070
For New Accounts:

Anthony Baza-Fainn
Key Account Manager
Phone: (Mobile) 470-629-2507
            (Office) 770-984-6948
If you have any difficulty, please contact OPC Purchasing Agent, Deb LaRose
at 802-828-4635, or email at  Deborah.Larose@vermont.gov .
Telephone: (802) 828-2211
Fax:             (802) 828-2222

Email:           SOV.OPC@vermont.gov

Snail Mail:   109 State St
                   3rd Floor
                    Montpelier, VT

Website:       http://bgs.vermont.gov/purchasing