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COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce Posted on Jun 23

COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce

In 1997, a new web-based bid solicitation system called Comm-PASS was launched by the Commonwealth. At the time, it was considered cutting edge. Unfortunately as time progressed, Comm-PASS no longer adequately met customer demand. Accordingly, the Operational Services Division (OSD) sought to create something better.   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce

Community Innovation Challenge: Incenting Creativity at the Local Level Posted on Apr 23

Community Innovation Challenge:  Incenting Creativity at the Local Level

One of the core components of the Commonwealth’s Innovation approach is to encourage a culture of innovation at all levels of government.  Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) Grants are competitively awarded to municipal governments who seek to change the way they do business. Lieutenant Governor Murray   …Continue Reading Community Innovation Challenge: Incenting Creativity at the Local Level

Commonwealth Citizens Connect: Using Technology to Create Dialogue Between Residents and Government Posted on Apr 23

Commonwealth Citizens Connect:  Using Technology to Create Dialogue Between Residents and Government

“Tree limb snapped, hanging on phone wires,” “Pedestrian street signs are down,” and “Pothole on Smith St” are common concerns reported each day to local governments across the United States.  But instead of a requiring a phone call, a letter, or an in-person trip, these   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Citizens Connect: Using Technology to Create Dialogue Between Residents and Government

One-Stop Business Portal Launches Posted on Apr 1

One-Stop  Business Portal Launches

Businesses interact with the Commonwealth every single day on a variety of matters – from accessing resources to understanding obligations and regulations.  In dialoguing with business owners, we found that some business owners knew exactly which persons and programs to contact within the state, easily   …Continue Reading One-Stop Business Portal Launches

DOR’s “WebFile for Income” Tax Mobile App Available for Refund Program Posted on Mar 28

DOR’s “WebFile for Income” Tax Mobile App Available for Refund Program

First came “WebFile for Income”, the Commonwealth’s online system which thousands of taxpayers will use to file their state returns this year. Now comes WebFile for your smartphone. The Department of Revenue developed the free WebFile mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphone users to   …Continue Reading DOR’s “WebFile for Income” Tax Mobile App Available for Refund Program