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Framed Photo of the Gateway of India in MaharashtraOn Friday, April 28, the Operational Services Division welcomed senior procurement officials from India’s State Government of Maharashtra to our offices in Boston. As part of the United States Trade and Development Agency’s (USTDA) Global Procurement Initiative, the group of officials participated in a study tour to learn about the way the U.S. conducts their procurements at the State level. The representatives, who are responsible for the procurement of goods, public works, energy, metro rail, and roads in Maharashtra, looked to learn best practices to implement within their own government.

Gary Lambert, Assistant Secretary for Operational Services, met with the delegation to provide insight into the ways that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts conducts best value procurements, with a specific focus on how non-price factors are weighted and how total cost of ownership influences procurement decisions. Additionally, the delegation received a COMMBUYS demonstration to learn more about how organizations are using e-procurement systems. We enjoyed our visit from the group, and we welcome conversations with other government agencies about how to improve public purchasing and procurement processes!

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