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In 2013 alone, MA state and local government spent $568M on information technology and telecommunications-related products and services. Whether as prime vendors, or partners to larger providers, small IT firms have a real chance to grow their businesses serving the government sector, and the Commonwealth’s COMMBUYS Market Center provides the gateway to these opportunities.

When Assistant Secretary for Operational Services, Gary Lambert, addressed the Massachusetts High Tech Council’s Small Technology Business Initiative Roundtable on October 23, 2014, he showcased the expanding market opportunities available to small technology businesses in the Commonwealth. Beyond the IT opportunities, the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) offers a competitive advantage to qualified small businesses on designated procurements under $150,000. In the last three years, the value of Executive Department spending going to SBPP participants exceeded $384M. Roundtable attendees were encouraged to register their businesses and become active members of the COMMBUYS community.

Since its inception on March 24, 2014, COMMBUYS has continued to grow. Today, we have logged more than 21,000 separate buyer sessions and over 8,000 sellers are actively using the system. Procurement activity is robust with bids posted to the system exceeding 2,000. Moreover, more than 5,300 purchases have already been transacted totaling $21.4M!

Follow our growth and learn more about the COMMBUYS Market Center community at www.mass.gov/OSD/commbuys.

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