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Tag Archives: COMMBUYS Help Desk

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

The City of Everett Adopts COMMBUYS Posted on Oct 23

The City of Everett Adopts COMMBUYS

  The COMMBUYS Enablement Team (CET) had a busy September. While the entire team is dedicated to helping municipal organizations access competitive Statewide Contract pricing through COMMBUYS, Jackie Abbott is the Account Manager responsible for outreach to Gateway Cities. These 26 communities across the Commonwealth   …Continue Reading The City of Everett Adopts COMMBUYS

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

COMMBUYS Grants Enhancement Posted on Sep 1

  While Grant postings are nothing new to COMMBUYS, announcing and finding these funding opportunities has never been easier with the introduction of a new COMMBUYS-specific UNSPSC commodity code (00-00-00) for Grants!* Going forward, grantor agencies will be using this UNSPSC code to clearly identify   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Grants Enhancement

COMMBUYS Help Desk Hints: Line Items & Quotes Posted on Aug 26

COMMBUYS Help Desk Hints: Line Items & Quotes

  Help Desk Hints offers solutions to your COMMBUYS conundrums. In this first segment, the Help Desk staff offers a few pointers for buyers creating bid line items, and for vendors creating quotes and editing line items.  We hope this information will enable vendors to   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Help Desk Hints: Line Items & Quotes

MASSbuys 2015 Wrap-up Posted on May 13

MASSbuys 2015 Wrap-up

  The Operational Services Division (OSD) invited vendors and purchasing agents from across the Commonwealth (and beyond) to “meet us at the Market Center” for the MASSbuys EXPO, which was held at the DCU Center in Worcester on April 30. This annual event, which celebrated   …Continue Reading MASSbuys 2015 Wrap-up

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