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COMMBUYS: A Conduit for Affirmative Change

COMMBUYS: A Conduit for Affirmative Change posted on Sep 13

Change is hard, often demanding considerable short-term investment in pursuit of long-term gains. Take the Commonwealth’s adoption of COMMBUYS. Indisputably, its launch in March 2014 changed users’ day-to-day approach to procurement and purchasing in significant ways, requiring users to diverge from many ingrained routines. It   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS: A Conduit for Affirmative Change

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New Purchasing Agent Brings COMMBUYS to Andover posted on Aug 20

New Purchasing Agent Brings COMMBUYS to Andover

When Theresa (Terri) Peznola transitioned to her new job as Purchasing Agent in the Town of Andover, she brought her experience and extensive knowledge of COMMBUYS with her. Having successfully implemented COMMBUYS in the Town of Saugus, she was eager to duplicate the time and   …Continue Reading New Purchasing Agent Brings COMMBUYS to Andover

Maximize Recycling, Minimize Costs with State-backed Resources posted on Aug 10

Maximize Recycling, Minimize Costs with State-backed Resources

When you engage an FAC86 Statewide Contract Vendor to handle your organization’s solid waste disposal needs, you’ve taken a strategic first step toward ensuring best value for your organization, knowing that the contract was negotiated using the Commonwealth’s significant buying power and contracting expertise. But   …Continue Reading Maximize Recycling, Minimize Costs with State-backed Resources

Non-Profit Organization Saves Money and Maximizes Resources by attending the MASSBUYS EXPO posted on Jul 31

Non-Profit Organization Saves Money and Maximizes Resources by attending the MASSBUYS EXPO

The 2018 MASSBUYS EXPO provided an opportunity for attendees from the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc. (GLCAC Inc.) to explore new vendor options for the 25-plus programs they offer to their community. New Procurement Coordinator, Julie Holmes, and longtime CFO (and faithful MASSBUYS attendee), Rick   …Continue Reading Non-Profit Organization Saves Money and Maximizes Resources by attending the MASSBUYS EXPO

Q&A: Upcoming Vehicle Auctions posted on Jul 10

Q&A: Upcoming Vehicle Auctions

As part of its Surplus Property Program, the Operational Services Division (OSD) hosts about ten live vehicle auctions and numerous online auctions throughout the year. These events feature a wide selection of vehicles that have been retired by Massachusetts state agencies and range in price   …Continue Reading Q&A: Upcoming Vehicle Auctions

Six New School Buses — Destination: the Vineyard posted on Jul 6

Six New School Buses — Destination: the Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard is adding six new Blue Bird school buses to their district’s fleet following a series of productive conversations with Anderson Motors, Inc., a new vendor in a new category on the VEH98 Purchase of Vehicles Statewide Contract. The purchase is in line with   …Continue Reading Six New School Buses — Destination: the Vineyard