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Meet OSD’s Summer 2019 Interns Posted on Aug 20

Meet OSD's Summer 2019 Interns

Since implementing a summer intern program in 2017, the Operational Services Division (OSD) has had the privilege of hosting 17 students focused on building solutions to business problems from the ground up. These were not your typical intern assignments of “getting coffee,” data entry, or   …Continue Reading Meet OSD’s Summer 2019 Interns

New Faces in Strategic Sourcing Posted on May 29

New Faces in Strategic Sourcing

OSD recently welcomed five new Contract Managers to the Sourcing Department, so you will notice some new names on our Contract User Guides. Our newest Sourcing members come with a wealth of experience that includes procurement, contract and project management, and related industry knowledge. Meet the New Contract   …Continue Reading New Faces in Strategic Sourcing

Add Our Sourcing Course to Your 2019 Professional Development Goals Posted on Jan 3

Add Our Sourcing Course to Your 2019 Professional Development Goals

With the start of the new year, now’s a perfect time to think about professional development goals for 2019. For those involved in purchasing and procurement, our course on conducting successful procurements, the Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program (SSCP), should be top on your list of   …Continue Reading Add Our Sourcing Course to Your 2019 Professional Development Goals

COMMBUYS Loyalty Program Update Posted on Nov 3

COMMBUYS Loyalty Program Update

Training Data Included in the New Standings COMMBUYS Loyalty Program results have been tabulated through September 30, 2017, and – for the first time – we’ve included training details for the preceding five quarters. Check out your COMMBUYS Loyalty Program results and see how you   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Loyalty Program Update

Get Ready for America Recycles Day! Posted on Nov 1

Get Ready for America Recycles Day!

Wednesday, November 15 America Recycles Day* is a national initiative to promote environmentally sustainable practices and purchasing. Similar to the goals outlined in the Commonwealth’s Environmentally Preferable Products Procurement Program, the day prompts consumers to learn about and take advantage of recycling opportunities and to   …Continue Reading Get Ready for America Recycles Day!

Enthusiasm for Statewide Contracts Saves Time & Money for School District Posted on Oct 30

Enthusiasm for Statewide Contracts Saves Time & Money for School District

In December 2017, Paul Fox will celebrate his one-year anniversary of becoming the Director of Facilities at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District. Since starting, Paul has brought a fresh outlook and enthusiasm to his role as buyer for the department. “When I began, I was new to the function and didn’t have   …Continue Reading Enthusiasm for Statewide Contracts Saves Time & Money for School District

OSD Interns Impress Staff with Summer Projects Posted on Oct 6

OSD Interns Impress Staff with Summer Projects

OSD was fortunate to have five stellar interns join our staff during the summer of 2017. Working on various projects across many OSD business units, these interns tackled some tough issues plaguing our traditional systems and processes. Read more about each of our fantastic interns,   …Continue Reading OSD Interns Impress Staff with Summer Projects

Use Statewide Contracts to Prepare for Emergencies Posted on Sep 29

Use Statewide Contracts to Prepare for Emergencies

In conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Association’s (FEMA) National Preparedness Month, Governor Charlie Baker declared September as Emergency Preparedness Month for the Commonwealth. This month is the designated time to plan for safety during droughts, floods, blizzards, tornadoes, wildfires, and other disasters. Fortunately, by   …Continue Reading Use Statewide Contracts to Prepare for Emergencies

Opportunities for Professional Development Posted on Sep 15

Now that the dust has settled from the start of the new fiscal year, it’s time to think about the goals you have this year. All public purchasers are encouraged to attend the Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program (SSCP) hosted by the Operational Services Division. This   …Continue Reading Opportunities for Professional Development

City of Quincy: A Commitment to Municipal Efficiency & Collaboration Posted on Aug 22

City of Quincy: A Commitment to Municipal Efficiency & Collaboration

Led by Purchasing Agent Kathryn Logan, the City of Quincy’s purchasing team quickly has become a shining example of how to use OSD’s services to maximize municipal efficiency and engage a community. As of August 16, 2017, the City has spent more than $4.7 million in COMMBUYS, and has purchased   …Continue Reading City of Quincy: A Commitment to Municipal Efficiency & Collaboration