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Are you new to the world of Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS or a seasoned procurement or purchasing professional in need of a refresher? If so, please join trainer Leslie Doughty as she leads hands-on exercises to search for contracts, vendors, and items in COMMBUYS. Upcoming classes are scheduled for June 29, July 13, and August 17, 2016.Word cloud with statewide contract phrases

Introduction to Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS provides information on:

  • The features and benefits of using Statewide Contracts to achieve best value;
  • The role of Contract User Guides in the purchasing process;
  • Understanding COMMBUYS links to online resources; and
  • How to use COMMBUYS to locate Master Blanket Purchase Order contracts, vendors, and items.

This introductory class highlights new statewide contracts, the most commonly-used contracts, and other cost savings that the Commonwealth’s Operational Services Division offers. It is appropriate for all procurement and purchasing staff (eligible entities included) who are responsible for purchasing goods or services from Statewide or departmental contracts.

To register for Introduction to Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS, you must be registered in PACE, the Commonwealth’s online learning management system. Please click here to register for PACE access. Once registered in PACE, please click here to send an email to Annemarie Espindola with your name, agency, email address, phone number, and desired class date.


  • WHO: All procurement and purchasing staff
  • WHAT: Introduction to Statewide Contracts & COMMBUYS
  • WHEN: June 29, July 13, or August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: OSD Training Room, 1 Ashburton Place, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
  • WHY: Learn the basics of Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS
  • HOW: Hands-on, instructor-led training

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