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When the COMMBUYS Market Center debuted on March 24, 2014, Commonwealth purchasing and procurement practices moved forward into the 21st century enabling government buyers and sellers to transact business using this state-of-the-art platform. The Market Center’s activity speaks volumes about its success – Today, an average of 1,000 buyers access COMMBUYS each week interacting with a pool of more than 8,000 registered vendors. Over a few short months, total dollars spent are in excess of $34.1M.

So what’s next for COMMBUYS? Working closely with the Office of the State Comptroller, the Operational Services Division (OSD) is actively planning Phase II of the COMMBUYS rollout, the details of which were recently previewed at the State Comptroller’s annual CFO Summit meeting in Boston. During afternoon breakout sessions, Gary Lambert, Assistant Secretary for Operational Services, and Paul Short, Functional Lead for the COMMBUYS Project, outlined the benefits of a COMMBUYS Market Center interface with the Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System (MMARS). This enhancement will connect COMMBUYS with MMARS to enable a seamless process from ordering through payment. These additional Market Center capabilities are planned for late spring 2015.

Interested buyers also got a sneak peek at ad hoc and preformatted reporting capabilities that will be available through additional releases over the upcoming months. These reports will provide important departmental purchasing detail and offer valuable spend data analytics to the Commonwealth.

More information will be forthcoming. Look for buyer and seller engagement activity information beginning January 2015 on the Operational Services Division website,

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