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COMMBUYS Hall of Fame logo depicts a gold trophy reading Hall of Fame with COMMBUYS logo aboveSince its launch in March 2014, COMMBUYS activity has steadily increased due in large part to Department support and a growing number of municipal organizations that choose to use COMMBUYS. We are pleased to report that as of July 18, 2016, the COMMBUYS Market Center exceeded a half a billion dollars in purchases! We thank all our COMMBUYS purchasers, as well as our 16,656 registered vendors, for getting us to this landmark number!

COMMBUYS Hall of Fame Inductees at the $500MM Level
With each $100MM of sales in COMMBUYS, we pause to thank Departments, municipal organizations, and individual staff who have met certain criteria and contributed to our reaching a new purchasing milestone. We’re delighted to induct new and repeat winners.

Individual who placed the order in COMMBUYS that pushed us over the $500MM mark:

Maryfrances Harper
Department of State Police
Order for $223,547.64 under FAC81

Individual who placed the highest number of orders in COMMBUYS, based on total dollar value of those orders:

Howard Byfield
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
81 orders for a total of $11,074,068.

Executive/Non-Executive Department/Agency that placed the highest dollar value of orders in COMMBUYS:

Department of Public Health
$19,509,899.59

Executive/Non-Executive Department/Agency that placed the highest number of orders in COMMBUYS:

Department of Public Health
1,227

Municipality/Local Government that placed the highest dollar value of orders in COMMBUYS:

City of Lawrence
$658,433.22

Municipality/Local Government that placed the highest number of orders in COMMBUYS:

Town of Nantucket
177

Calculations were tabulated based on orders placed between $400MM and $500MM.

Congratulations to all our winners! We look forward to acknowledging their accomplishments at MASSBUYS 2017!

Exciting Changes Afoot at COMMBUYS Operations

Over the last many months, the COMMBUYS Operations Team has been working to implement upgrades to the COMMBUYS Market Center. These changes, coming in fall 2016, will introduce many new features long requested by our users. Here’s a quick preview:

  • New user interface that will enrich the current look and feel of COMMBUYS;
  • Enhanced search capability and catalog item filtering by vendor, brand, manufacturer, SKU, among others;
  • Improved responsiveness and speed;
  • Shopping cart concept when adding items to a Requisition;
  • Enhanced catalog management tool and features, including line item level price breaks;
  • When searching in COMMBUYS, option to hit Enter on your keyboard or click the Find It button.

Check your inbox for upcoming announcements that will provide a comprehensive overview of the enhancements and detailed user instructions.

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