Business Contacts

State Projects
Mr. William Vanwickler Assistant Superintendant of Buildings 207-626-7849
LTC Normand Michaud Engineer Technician 207-430-6328
Federal Projects
CAPT Dirck Storms Supervisory Contract Specialist 207-430-5531

The State and Federal components purchase supplies, equipment, services and construction.

Purchases under $3,500.00 are typically made using the Government Purchase Card. The GPC is a VISA card; it is clearly marked to show the individual's name, that the card is for official US Government use only and that purchases are tax exempt. Cardholders usually aren't purchasing specialists; they're mechanics, maintenance workers, clerks, etc.; however, the Contracting Offices manage and oversee the credit card programs. We often suggest possible sources to cardholders.

Purchases over $3,500.00 are made by purchasing and contracting specialists. With the exception of construction projects, workers in these two offices use simplified acquisition procedures for most purchases; the dollar value for most transactions range from $3,500.00 to $150,000.00.

A business must be registered in the System for Award Management program to be eligible for any award. For information on SAM see the web site (

Most purchases are competed; most are reserved exclusively for small business or in support of socio-economic programs. For information on these programs, consult the Small Business Administration (

We encourage companies to learn how to do business with the Government and to compete for awards. Most states in New England have Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), non-profit organizations intended to help. We often coordinate with the Maine PTAC (

Additional Resources
Federal Business Opportunities website
GSA eBuy website
FedBid website

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