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Inside the IT Small Business Incubator: Vendor Interview Posted on Nov 29

If someone described the process of doing business with the state as being “extremely easy to navigate,” you may not believe him at first. But the more you talk with David Kelly, Senior Solutions Consultant at Valora Technologies, the more you start to believe him.   …Continue Reading Inside the IT Small Business Incubator: Vendor Interview

Small-Scale IT Projects Wanted Posted on Sep 1

In July’s issue of Buy the Way, we announced the launch of the IT Small Business Incubator Pilot, which aims to reduce barriers to doing business with the Commonwealth, expedite contracting, and increase access to innovative services. To be successful, the Incubator requires a steady   …Continue Reading Small-Scale IT Projects Wanted

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

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

Expansion of COMMBUYS Market Center Functionality Previewed Posted on Dec 3

Expansion of COMMBUYS Market Center Functionality Previewed

When the COMMBUYS Market Center debuted on March 24, 2014, Commonwealth purchasing and procurement practices moved forward into the 21st century enabling government buyers and sellers to transact business using this state-of-the-art platform. The Market Center’s activity speaks volumes about its success – Today, an   …Continue Reading Expansion of COMMBUYS Market Center Functionality Previewed

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