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Introducing the Information Technology (IT) Small Business Incubator Pilot Posted on Jul 14

In Fiscal Year 2016, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts spent more than $21 million with Massachusetts-based small businesses providing IT professional services. For some companies, though, navigating the process of doing business with the State is confusing, burdensome, and time-consuming. The Commonwealth’s procurement department, the Operational   …Continue Reading Introducing the Information Technology (IT) Small Business Incubator Pilot

Buyers Support COMMBUYS Adoption Posted on Jan 11

Buyers Support COMMBUYS Adoption

  Like anything else that’s new and worthwhile, COMMBUYS adoption has taken time and has required users to embrace change. Since COMMBUYS’ implementation in March 2014, many organizations have demonstrated resourcefulness and determination in their adoption of COMMBUYS. The Operational Services Division (OSD) applauds these   …Continue Reading Buyers Support COMMBUYS Adoption

COMMBUYS Help Desk Hints – UNSPSC Look-Up Tool: A Resource for Buyers and Sellers Posted on Oct 19

COMMBUYS Help Desk Hints - UNSPSC Look-Up Tool: A Resource for Buyers and Sellers

The Operational Services Division (OSD) uses United Nations Standard Products and Services Codes (UNSPSC), a global products and services classification system, to categorize goods and services in the COMMBUYS Market Center. Purchasers use these codes when posting bids and vendors select UNSPSCs as part of   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Help Desk Hints – UNSPSC Look-Up Tool: A Resource for Buyers and Sellers

Find Funding through Grants in COMMBUYS Posted on May 27

Find Funding through Grants in COMMBUYS

COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s eProcurement system, is home to more than just contracts and bidding opportunities. Funding often is available to municipalities in the form of grants, which also live in the COMMBUYS Market Center as bid opportunities. While many municipalities have registered in COMMBUYS with   …Continue Reading Find Funding through Grants in COMMBUYS

Bidding Best Practices Posted on Mar 2

Bidding Best Practices

  In March of 2014, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts adopted COMMBUYS, an e-procurement system meant to bring the state’s purchasing and procurement practices forward into the 21st century. Since its launch approximately one year ago, over 9,500* vendors have registered within COMMBUYS, which is an   …Continue Reading Bidding Best Practices

The COMMBUYS Help Desk: Here to Help Posted on Feb 11

The COMMBUYS Help Desk: Here to Help

  COMMBUYS Help Desk Director Michael Evers and his team represent the front lines for the Operational Services Division (OSD) and for the COMMBUYS online market center. From 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. (Eastern), Monday through Friday, the Help Desk team is ready to answer questions, walk   …Continue Reading The COMMBUYS Help Desk: Here to Help

Operational Services Division Begins Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) Eligibility Validation through COMMBUYS Market Center Posted on Nov 24

Operational Services Division Begins Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) Eligibility Validation through COMMBUYS Market Center

Beginning November 24th, information submitted by companies for enrollment in the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) will be validated in the COMMBUYS Market Center. The validation process, conducted through an interface with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR), will authenticate information from existing SBPP participants   …Continue Reading Operational Services Division Begins Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) Eligibility Validation through COMMBUYS Market Center

Big Market Opportunity for Small IT Businesses Posted on Nov 17

Big Market Opportunity for Small IT Businesses

  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   …Continue Reading Big Market Opportunity for Small IT Businesses

COMMBUYS Market Center Celebrates Robust Activity Since Launch Posted on Nov 10

COMMBUYS Market Center Celebrates Robust Activity Since Launch

    After evaluating the procurement lifecycle from the customer perspective, OSD set a goal to strengthen the buying power of government purchasers while simultaneously increasing opportunities for the business community. To attain that goal, the Operational Services Division (OSD) launched COMMBUYS, a state-of-the-art Market   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Market Center Celebrates Robust Activity Since Launch