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Category Archives: COMMBUYS Help Desk

COMMBUYS Enhancements: Get the Details and Find Training Resources Posted on Aug 4

COMMBUYS Enhancements: Get the Details and Find Training Resources

The Operational Services Division continues to work with our COMMBUYS software provider to enhance our buyer and vendor user experience. To that end, numerous enhancements were implemented effective August 3, 2020: Navigation enhancements to help buyers and procurement managers more easily locate documents within the portal;   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Enhancements: Get the Details and Find Training Resources

Vendors: Maximize COMMBUYS’ Potential Posted on Jun 23

Vendors: Maximize COMMBUYS’ Potential

Businesses registered in COMMBUYS should take steps to maximize its potential by maintaining an up-to-date profile, attending training, and exploring all avenues to learn about bid opportunities. Here are a few tips: COMMBUYS Seller Administrators should review the business’ profile once a year, at a   …Continue Reading Vendors: Maximize COMMBUYS’ Potential

Commonwealth Contract Forms Revised Posted on Jan 3

Commonwealth Contract Forms Revised

Effective October 25, 2019, several contract forms have changed: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Standard Contract Form, Instructions, and Contractor Certifications; Commonwealth Terms and Conditions; and Commonwealth Terms and Conditions for Health and Human Services. These forms are jointly issued and published by the Executive Office for   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Contract Forms Revised

Find Grant Funding in COMMBUYS Posted on Nov 20

Find Grant Funding in COMMBUYS

COMMBUYS is home to more than just contracts and bidding opportunities – Massachusetts state agencies and other public entities post grants in COMMBUYS. Here are two approaches to learning about these opportunities: Get Notified When Grants Are Posted Municipalities and other eligible buyer entities may   …Continue Reading Find Grant Funding in COMMBUYS

Step Right Up! Posted on Jun 30

In Fiscal Year 2016, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts spent more than $1.4 billion on goods and services available on Statewide Contract. Is it the right time for you to go for a slice of that pie? Join the Operational Services Division and local government purchasing and procurement   …Continue Reading Step Right Up!

COMMBUYS Grants Enhancement Posted on Sep 1

  While Grant postings are nothing new to COMMBUYS, announcing and finding these funding opportunities has never been easier with the introduction of a new COMMBUYS-specific UNSPSC commodity code (00-00-00) for Grants!* Going forward, grantor agencies will be using this UNSPSC code to clearly identify   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Grants Enhancement

COMMBUYS Help Desk Hints: Line Items & Quotes Posted on Aug 26

COMMBUYS Help Desk Hints: Line Items & Quotes

  Help Desk Hints offers solutions to your COMMBUYS conundrums. In this first segment, the Help Desk staff offers a few pointers for buyers creating bid line items, and for vendors creating quotes and editing line items.  We hope this information will enable vendors to   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Help Desk Hints: Line Items & Quotes

The COMMBUYS Help Desk: Here to Help Posted on Feb 11

The COMMBUYS Help Desk: Here to Help

  COMMBUYS Help Desk Director Michael Evers and his team represent the front lines for the Operational Services Division (OSD) and for the COMMBUYS online market center. From 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. (Eastern), Monday through Friday, the Help Desk team is ready to answer questions, walk   …Continue Reading The COMMBUYS Help Desk: Here to Help