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OVM Advice for Vehicle Management and New Vehicle Acquisition

OVM Advice for Vehicle Management and New Vehicle Acquisition posted on Jan 13

Plan early, have patience, and be able to pivot is the advice offered by the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM) to Executive Department fleet managers seeking to purchase new vehicles. The supply chain disruptions affecting the vehicle manufacturing process are profound, resulting in scaled-back production   …Continue Reading OVM Advice for Vehicle Management and New Vehicle Acquisition

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Meet OSD’s New Director of Fleet Policy and Administration posted on Dec 15

Meet OSD’s New Director of Fleet Policy and Administration

The Operational Services Division (OSD) is celebrating the promotion of Vincent Micozzi to the role of Director of Fleet Policy and Administration. This role oversees OSD’s Office of Vehicle Management (OVM) and State Surplus Property Office (SSPO). Since 2017, Vincent has been a valued member of   …Continue Reading Meet OSD’s New Director of Fleet Policy and Administration

OSD Training Resources for Current and Prospective Vendors posted on Dec 1

OSD Training Resources for Current and Prospective Vendors

Whether you are a long-time Statewide Contract vendor or simply considering doing business with the state, you are welcome to attend OSD’s free vendor training classes.   For Existing Statewide Contract Vendors Vendors who have been awarded a contract with the state are expected to conduct   …Continue Reading OSD Training Resources for Current and Prospective Vendors

Procurated Program Expanded posted on Nov 17

Procurated Program Expanded

The Operational Services Division’s partnership with Procurated began in May 2020 with the launch of a pilot program that included two highly used Statewide Contracts (SWCs) – Office Supplies and Facilities, Maintenance, and Repairs (MRO). Due to the success of the pilot, the Massachusetts Procurated   …Continue Reading Procurated Program Expanded

Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Added to the Federal Surplus Property Program posted on Nov 3

Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Added to the Federal Surplus Property Program

The State Surplus Property Office (SSPO) primarily works to transfer unneeded Executive branch-owned property to agencies, municipalities, or eligible nonprofits which may better benefit from the items. Another function of the SSPO is to administer the Federal Surplus Property Donation Program, which allows the SSPO   …Continue Reading Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Added to the Federal Surplus Property Program

Video Tutorial: Using the Statewide Contract Index posted on Oct 22

The Statewide Contract (SWC) Index provides answers to frequently asked SWC questions posed by buyers and vendors. Newly available is a six-minute video that reviews some of the Index’s key search functions, including: » Searching for SWC products and services by keywords » Locating contract   …Continue Reading Video Tutorial: Using the Statewide Contract Index