In response to COVID-19, FRCOG offices are closed. Staff are working remotely. Email is likely the most efficient way to reach us. You can find our contact information on the Staff page under the About link below.

Building, plumbing and wiring inspectors are responding to emergencies only.

All meetings, workshops and forums are cancelled or have been changed to a call-in or video format.  Please look for emails from FRCOG staff about specific meetings or on our calendar at the Meetings and Events link below.

COVID-19 Procurement

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), in collaboration with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), and Franklin County Community Development Corporation (CDC), is accepting orders for personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to help local businesses and municipalities reopen. The goal is to place orders of sufficient quantity that we expedite shipping due to volume, and ideally, acquire competitive pricing. To keep the amount of work manageable, and to respect the fact that this is a Franklin County initiative, we are restricting orders to organizations and municipalities that are based in Franklin County, or those that are members of the Franklin County Chamber, CISA, or the CDC.

For this round of purchasing, we will accept orders from organizations in Franklin County that are eligible to be open through Phase II of the Governor’s Reopening Plan. We are also allowing municipalities to now order what they need for elections and town meetings. Please work with others in your organization to ensure you are not duplicating orders. 

The deadline for ordering is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 6/12 with a predicted pick up date early the week of 6/22. A new price sheet may be found here and the order form may be found here. The price sheet contains a minimum and maximum price for each item. Prices fluctuate daily and may change based on the size of the collective order we place. The order form will calculate your total based on the maximum price, showing your maximum obligation, but your final invoice will reflect the actual price provided by the vendor at the time we place the bulk order.

Participating entities are asked to commit to: 

  • Reimburse the FRCOG within 30 days of pickup (we will invoice you after pickup).

  • Only only order a 30-day supply at a time. 

  • Ensure you are authorized to make this purchase on behalf of your organization and agree to the following terms and conditions (below is a summary, to read the full text, please click here).

  • To the fullest extent permitted by law, your organization shall defend, indemnify, and save harmless the FRANKLIN REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS. 

  • Your organization releases and discharges the FRANKLIN REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS from any and all claims arising out of the use of any and all protective supplies and equipment which it may have purchased from FRANKLIN REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS.

Based on the availability of items, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to obtain all items requested. Should that happen, we will distribute a smaller quantity to each organization and continue to try to fill the orders. You will only be invoiced for what items you receive. We also cannot guarantee that we will receive items by the estimated date.

Process: 
1. Determine what you’d like to purchase by reviewing the price sheet. Again, the price sheet contains a minimum and maximum price for each item. Prices fluctuate daily and may change based on the size of the collective order we place. Again, the order form will calculate your total based on the maximum price of each item, showing your maximum obligation, but your final invoice will reflect the actual price provided by the vendor at the time we place the bulk order.
2. Fill in this order form and email it to us at FranklinCountyMACC@frcog.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, 6/12/20.
3. Once we place the collective order with vendors, you will receive confirmation from us indicating exactly what we were able to order on your behalf, the final cost, and instructions for pick up.
3. The FRCOG will email you an invoice, payable within 30 days. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Rogers at the FRCOG at 413-768-4127 or FranklinCountyMACC@frcog.org.