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Western MA Agency Expands Operations Using Federal Surplus Property Program Posted on Feb 10

Western MA Agency Expands Operations Using Federal Surplus Property Program

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

Get Ready for America Recycles Day – Tuesday, November 15! Posted on Nov 10

Get Ready for America Recycles Day - Tuesday, November 15!

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!

Upcoming Vehicle Auctions – November 2016 Posted on Oct 21

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

Municipal Modernization: Are You Ready? Posted on Aug 15

Municipal Modernization: Are You Ready?

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?

Upcoming Vehicle Auctions – August 2016 Posted on Jul 22

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

New Partnership Streamlines State Fleet Registration Posted on Jul 5

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

Sourcing Success: a Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Testimonial Posted on Jun 22

Sourcing Success: a Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Testimonial

  “If not for the Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program (SSCP), I never would have had the confidence to apply and interview for my new position at the Department of Mental Health,” gushes Brittany Anderson, a recent graduate of the Operational Services Division’s (OSD) Strategic Sourcing   …Continue Reading Sourcing Success: a Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Testimonial

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

Operational Services Division Acknowledged for Fostering Sustainable Purchasing Choices Posted on Jun 2

Operational Services Division Acknowledged for Fostering Sustainable Purchasing Choices

  The Operational Services Division’s (OSD) efforts to broaden and promote the availability of environmentally preferable purchasing options in Massachusetts Statewide Contracts (SWC) recently were recognized by two sustainable purchasing leadership organizations: the Green Electronic Council (GEC) and the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). EPEAT   …Continue Reading Operational Services Division Acknowledged for Fostering Sustainable Purchasing Choices

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