Think your firm might be considered a diverse business? Check out these upcoming classes throughout the Commonwealth to learn about becoming certified and responding to bids!
Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth
Designed for businesses interested in learning how to do business with the State, this workshop includes an overview of OSD programs and services, including State and Federal Certification, Supplier Diversity Program, Small Business Purchasing Program, and a demonstration of where to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS.
Supplier Diversity Office Pre-Certification
Required workshop for all businesses interested in applying for certification by the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) as a Minority, Woman, Veteran, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Businesses certified by or seeking certification by any of SDO’s Third Party Certification partners should review the certification requirements.
Sessions of both courses are added regularly on a rolling basis. Continue to check the SDO Registration page for additional workshops.
From New MCPPO to COMMBUYS Pro posted on Mar 22
As soon as Terri Peznola started her new role as Purchasing Assistant with the Town of Saugus, she hit the ground running. During her first week on the job in September of 2016, she registered for the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program (MCPPO) offered …Continue Reading From New MCPPO to COMMBUYS Pro
Municipal Grants Offered through MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program posted on Mar 17
Beginning April 3, 2017, MassDEP will accept applications for its annual Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP), offering grants to cities, towns, and regional entities for a variety of waste reduction and recycling activities, as well as qualified Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) purchases. In 2016, SMRP …Continue Reading Municipal Grants Offered through MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program
Join a Strategic Sourcing Services Team! posted on Mar 7
OSD consistently looks for Department and Municipal buyers to participate on a Strategic Sourcing Services Team (SSST) and play an integral role in developing a new Statewide Contract. Team members engage in a variety of activities, including needs identification, writing/developing the RFR and specifications, bid …Continue Reading Join a Strategic Sourcing Services Team!