MA Procurement Insights

The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Operational Services Division

Monthly Archives: February 2016

Attention Small Business and Agency Buyers: Finding Small Business Opportunities in COMMBUYS Just Got Easier Posted on Feb 29

Attention Small Business and Agency Buyers: Finding Small Business Opportunities in COMMBUYS Just Got Easier

A recent enhancement to COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s online procurement system, enables vendors to locate small business bids more easily. As of February 29, 2016, agency buyers will have the ability to identify bids that are eligible for the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) during the   …Continue Reading Attention Small Business and Agency Buyers: Finding Small Business Opportunities in COMMBUYS Just Got Easier

Commonwealth Approach to Procurement Highlighted in Nationwide Study Posted on Feb 23

Commonwealth Approach to Procurement Highlighted in Nationwide Study

The February 17th article featured in Governing Magazine, Purchase Power: A Special Report on State Procurement, outlines the results of a nationwide survey focused on state procurement practices and takes the stance that effective procurement methodologies are fundamental to state governments achieving spending efficiencies. Massachusetts’   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Approach to Procurement Highlighted in Nationwide Study

Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Benefits All Agency Buyers Posted on Feb 19

Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Benefits All Agency Buyers

Whether you’re a procurement professional with decades of experience or you’re preparing your first bid, the Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program (SSCP) has something to offer you. In this five-day course, agency professionals learn about Strategic Sourcing best practices and have deep discussions on conducting the   …Continue Reading Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Benefits All Agency Buyers

An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government Posted on Feb 2

An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government

  For municipalities, using Statewide Contracts (SWCs) can help save time and money. By using SWCs, municipalities do not need to invest valuable time developing solicitations, issuing bids, evaluating responses, and executing contracts. OSD has negotiated the pricing, selected the appropriate vendors, and outlined the   …Continue Reading An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government