MA Procurement Insights

The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Operational Services Division

Category Archives: Statewide Contracts

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!

Join a Strategic Sourcing Services Team! Posted on Mar 7

OSD consistently looks for Department and Municipal buyers to participate on a Strategic Sourcing Services Team (SSST) and play an integral role in developing a new Statewide Contract. Team members engage in a variety of activities, including needs identification, writing/developing the RFR and specifications, bid   …Continue Reading Join a Strategic Sourcing Services Team!

New and Improved Training Class: Introduction to Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS Posted on Jun 17

New and Improved Training Class: Introduction to Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS

  Are you new to the world of Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS or a seasoned procurement or purchasing professional in need of a refresher? If so, please join trainer Leslie Doughty as she leads hands-on exercises to search for contracts, vendors, and items in COMMBUYS.   …Continue Reading New and Improved Training Class: Introduction to Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS

MASSBUYS 2016 Receives Rave Reviews Posted on May 24

MASSBUYS 2016 Receives Rave Reviews

Over the last 18 years, Massachusetts public purchasers and procurement officials have gathered at the Operational Services Division’s annual MASSBUYS EXPO for the opportunity to network with Statewide and Departmental contractors and attend educational workshops. This year’s EXPO on April 28, hosted for the first   …Continue Reading MASSBUYS 2016 Receives Rave Reviews

Preparing for Winter with Environmentally Preferable Products on Statewide Contract Posted on Dec 15

Preparing for Winter with Environmentally Preferable Products on Statewide Contract

  by Julia Wolfe, Director of Environmental Purchasing at the Operational Services Division* Although the weather to date has not been an indicator (shhh!), the winter season is on our doorstep. As always, preparedness is key to ensuring a safe and comfortable season and Statewide   …Continue Reading Preparing for Winter with Environmentally Preferable Products on Statewide Contract

Availability of Naloxone (Narcan®) through Statewide Contract Posted on Dec 1

Availability of Naloxone (Narcan®) through Statewide Contract

  Local government buyers have increasingly been reaching out to the Operational Services Division (OSD) about the availability of naloxone on Statewide Contract. As you may know, naloxone, the generic version of Narcan®, is a medication to reverse the effects of overdoses from heroin or   …Continue Reading Availability of Naloxone (Narcan®) through Statewide Contract