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Businesses registered in COMMBUYS should take steps to maximize its potential by maintaining an up-to-date profile, attending training, and exploring all avenues to learn about bid opportunities.

Here are a few tips:

  1. CCOMMBUYS Logo on LaptopOMMBUYS Seller Administrators should review the business’ profile once a year, at a minimum:
    • Businesses may set up separate email addresses for Purchase Order Requests and Bid Notifications and the Seller Administrator should ensure these are current.
      Coming Soon – businesses will be able to designate up to five Bid Notification addresses;
    • Add new users(Sellers) and delete users who have left the company or no longer require access to COMMBUYS;
    • Review the commodity codes (UNSPSCs) listed in your profile and update as needed.
      Tip: Vendors may wish to review Statewide Contract User Guides that relate to your business offerings and use commodity codes (published on p. 1 of each guide) affiliated with that contract in their profiles. COMMBUYS bid notifications are sent when bid commodity codes match vendors’ commodity code selections; and
    • Whenever possible, assign the Seller Administrator role to two individuals to ensure the business always has access to its COMMBUYS profile.
  2. Attend free online training courses about state procurement and using COMMBUYS;
  3. Select the Register for BidSync link when you next sign in to COMMBUYS and explore this free service that identifies government bid opportunities from more than 1,000 government entities around the U.S. Learn more here;
  4. Review the newly posted bids that OSD publishes on the COMMBUYS home page every week; and

Contact the OSD Help Desk with questions: 888-MA-State or OSDHelpDesk@mass.gov.

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