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Neighbor-to-Neighbor: Working Together to Achieve Procurement Success Posted on Sep 21

Neighbor-to-Neighbor: Working Together to Achieve Procurement Success

Throughout the fall, join your neighbors, the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General, and OSD to learn procurement best practices, including how to: Prepare for the Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government, the new law streamlining municipal procurement, effective November 7 Comply with Chapter   …Continue Reading Neighbor-to-Neighbor: Working Together to Achieve Procurement Success

Municipal Modernization: Are You Ready? Posted on Aug 15

Municipal Modernization: Are You Ready?

On Tuesday, August 9, Governor Charlie Baker praised the hard work by the Massachusetts legislature, commenting on the “bipartisan support not commonly seen in government today,” when he signed into law the unanimously passed Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government. Though described as “weed   …Continue Reading Municipal Modernization: Are You Ready?

MASSBUYS 2016 Receives Rave Reviews Posted on May 24

MASSBUYS 2016 Receives Rave Reviews

Over the last 18 years, Massachusetts public purchasers and procurement officials have gathered at the Operational Services Division’s annual MASSBUYS EXPO for the opportunity to network with Statewide and Departmental contractors and attend educational workshops. This year’s EXPO on April 28, hosted for the first   …Continue Reading MASSBUYS 2016 Receives Rave Reviews

COMMBUYS Adoption One Year Later: Town of Nantucket Posted on Mar 22

COMMBUYS Adoption One Year Later: Town of Nantucket

From streamlined purchasing to competitive pricing, COMMBUYS offers numerous benefits to price-conscious municipalities. In February 2015, the COMMBUYS Enablement Team and OSD Trainers traveled to the Town of Nantucket to provide buyer training. In April, the Town went live in using COMMBUYS for all Statewide   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Adoption One Year Later: Town of Nantucket

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

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

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

COMMBUYS Adoption Case Study: City of Lawrence Posted on Apr 2

COMMBUYS Adoption Case Study: City of Lawrence

  One year after the Operational Services Division (OSD) launched the COMMBUYS Market Center, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ e-procurement system has seen more than 3,000 bids posted, more than 11,000 orders issued, and approximately 10,000 registered vendors.* The OSD Enablement Team has been traveling around   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Adoption Case Study: City of Lawrence

MASSbuys EXPO 2015: Meet Me at the Market Center Posted on Mar 20

MASSbuys EXPO 2015: Meet Me at the Market Center

  From ancient Greece to modern-day Massachusetts, the market traditionally has been an important component of society. Translating directly to “gathering place,” the Greek agora was both a political and commercial center, where citizens would gather and merchants would sell their wares. Much like the   …Continue Reading MASSbuys EXPO 2015: Meet Me at the Market Center

COMMBUYS Enablement Team: Getting the Word Out to Municipal Buyers Posted on Jan 22

COMMBUYS Enablement Team: Getting the Word Out to Municipal Buyers

  The Operational Services Division (OSD) is fulfilling its commitment to making COMMBUYS online market center functionality available to eligible buyers. Supporting this initiative is the COMMBUYS Enablement Team led by Eric Murphy, Enablement Team Manager. Rounding out the team are Jackie Abbott, Jennifer Forsey,   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Enablement Team: Getting the Word Out to Municipal Buyers