MA Procurement Insights

The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Operational Services Division

Yearly Archives: 2014

Procurement Essentials Available through the Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program (SSCP) Posted on Dec 19

Procurement Essentials Available through the Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program (SSCP)

          Recently, 21 procurement professionals were added to a growing list of Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program graduates. Designed as a collaborative experience, this five-day program offers agency participants a myriad of opportunities to engage in rich discussions around procurement best practices   …Continue Reading Procurement Essentials Available through the Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program (SSCP)

Expansion of COMMBUYS Market Center Functionality Previewed Posted on Dec 3

Expansion of COMMBUYS Market Center Functionality Previewed

When the COMMBUYS Market Center debuted on March 24, 2014, Commonwealth purchasing and procurement practices moved forward into the 21st century enabling government buyers and sellers to transact business using this state-of-the-art platform. The Market Center’s activity speaks volumes about its success – Today, an   …Continue Reading Expansion of COMMBUYS Market Center Functionality Previewed

Operational Services Division Begins Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) Eligibility Validation through COMMBUYS Market Center Posted on Nov 24

Operational Services Division Begins Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) Eligibility Validation through COMMBUYS Market Center

Beginning November 24th, information submitted by companies for enrollment in the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) will be validated in the COMMBUYS Market Center. The validation process, conducted through an interface with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR), will authenticate information from existing SBPP participants   …Continue Reading Operational Services Division Begins Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) Eligibility Validation through COMMBUYS Market Center

Big Market Opportunity for Small IT Businesses Posted on Nov 17

Big Market Opportunity for Small IT Businesses

  In 2013 alone, MA state and local government spent $568M on information technology and telecommunications-related products and services. Whether as prime vendors, or partners to larger providers, small IT firms have a real chance to grow their businesses serving the government sector, and the   …Continue Reading Big Market Opportunity for Small IT Businesses

COMMBUYS Working with Local Government Posted on Nov 10

COMMBUYS Working with Local Government

The Operational Services Division (OSD) is serious about its commitment to making COMMBUYS available to all eligible buyers. As part of our ongoing assurance to helping local buyers take advantage of everything COMMBUYS has to offer, we have engaged a new team of dedicated outreach   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Working with Local Government

COMMBUYS Market Center Celebrates Robust Activity Since Launch Posted on Nov 10

COMMBUYS Market Center Celebrates Robust Activity Since Launch

    After evaluating the procurement lifecycle from the customer perspective, OSD set a goal to strengthen the buying power of government purchasers while simultaneously increasing opportunities for the business community. To attain that goal, the Operational Services Division (OSD) launched COMMBUYS, a state-of-the-art Market   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Market Center Celebrates Robust Activity Since Launch