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Best Value Procurement Handbook Posted on Sep 30

After months of hard work, what was called the Procurement Information Center (PIC) on the OSD website has been replaced with a simplified, searchable format called the Best Value Procurement Handbook. Highlights New content promotes using the seven steps of strategic sourcing and ties the   …Continue Reading Best Value Procurement Handbook

OSD Welcomes the MBTA! Posted on Sep 21

OSD Welcomes the MBTA!

After much analysis and planning, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is working closely with the Operational Services Division to transition their state funded procurement and purchasing activity to Statewide Contracts and the Commonwealth’s online procurement center, COMMBUYS. For the MBTA, a quasi-public authority not   …Continue Reading OSD Welcomes the MBTA!

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

Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Benefits All Agency Buyers Posted on Feb 19

Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Benefits All Agency Buyers

Whether you’re a procurement professional with decades of experience or you’re preparing your first bid, the Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program (SSCP) has something to offer you. In this five-day course, agency professionals learn about Strategic Sourcing best practices and have deep discussions on conducting the   …Continue Reading Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Benefits All Agency Buyers

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

COMMBUYS Working with Local Government Posted on Nov 10

COMMBUYS Working with Local Government

The Operational Services Division (OSD) is serious about its commitment to making COMMBUYS available to all eligible buyers. As part of our ongoing assurance to helping local buyers take advantage of everything COMMBUYS has to offer, we have engaged a new team of dedicated outreach   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Working with Local Government