As many government employees know firsthand, working with outdated technology can limit efficiency. To combat this, agencies must find collaborative, creative, and cost-efficient solutions to persistent problems. In one such example, members of OSD were asked last October to participate in a cross-agency initiative with …Continue Reading The Value of Cross-Agency Collaboration
As soon as Terri Peznola started her new role as Purchasing Assistant with the Town of Saugus, she hit the ground running. During her first week on the job in September of 2016, she registered for the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program (MCPPO) offered …Continue Reading From New MCPPO to COMMBUYS Pro
As Superintendent of the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project (BCMCP), Chris Horton spends his days conducting fieldwork in Western Massachusetts. One of 11 control districts in the Commonwealth, BCMCP is charged with mapping and finding solutions to mosquito breeding in Clarksburg, Hinsdale, Otis, Pittsfield, Richmond, …Continue Reading Western MA Agency Expands Operations Using Federal Surplus Property Program
America Recycles Day* is a national initiative to promote environmentally sustainable practices and purchasing. Similar to the goals outlined in the Commonwealth’s Environmentally Preferable Products Procurement Program, the day prompts consumers to learn about and take advantage of recycling opportunities and to reduce waste by …Continue Reading Get Ready for America Recycles Day – Tuesday, November 15!
From time to time, OSD offers the public the opportunity to bid on vehicles and other equipment that no longer are of use by the State. Two such opportunities will take place next month: State Police Viewing: Thursday, November 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. …Continue Reading Upcoming Vehicle Auctions – November 2016
After much analysis and planning, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is working closely with the Operational Services Division to transition their state funded procurement and purchasing activity to Statewide Contracts and the Commonwealth’s online procurement center, COMMBUYS. For the MBTA, a quasi-public authority not …Continue Reading OSD Welcomes the MBTA!
After completing a rigorous bidding process, Darby Bruno, CEO of BEI Net.works, received the news that she was selected as a vendor on Statewide Contract ITS53 for information technology professional services. Bruno described one of the surprises she experienced after being selected for ITS53. “Although …Continue Reading Bridging the Gap: Statewide Contract Vendors & Diverse Suppliers Partner for Success
On Tuesday, August 9, Governor Charlie Baker praised the hard work by the Massachusetts legislature, commenting on the “bipartisan support not commonly seen in government today,” when he signed into law the unanimously passed Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government. Though described as “weed …Continue Reading Municipal Modernization: Are You Ready?
From time to time, OSD offers the general public the opportunity to bid on vehicles and other equipment that no longer are of use by the State. Two such opportunities will take place next month: State Police Viewing: August 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. …Continue Reading Upcoming Vehicle Auctions – August 2016
Thanks to an exciting collaboration between OSD’s Office of Vehicle Management (OVM) and the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), Executive Agencies are able to get their state vehicles on the road more quickly! This partnership will allow OVM, which oversees the Commonwealth’s Executive Branch Light …Continue Reading New Partnership Streamlines State Fleet Registration