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Category Archives: Local Government

The City of Everett Adopts COMMBUYS Posted on Oct 23

The City of Everett Adopts COMMBUYS

  The COMMBUYS Enablement Team (CET) had a busy September. While the entire team is dedicated to helping municipal organizations access competitive Statewide Contract pricing through COMMBUYS, Jackie Abbott is the Account Manager responsible for outreach to Gateway Cities. These 26 communities across the Commonwealth   …Continue Reading The City of Everett Adopts COMMBUYS

FAC85 Statewide Contract Kickoff Posted on Sep 10

FAC85 Statewide Contract Kickoff

  Within OSD, the Massachusetts Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Procurement Program works to integrate environmentally preferable specifications into Statewide Contracts to help conserve natural resources, reduce waste, protect public health, and promote the use of clean technologies, recycled materials, and less toxic products. As part   …Continue Reading FAC85 Statewide Contract Kickoff

COMMBUYS Grants Enhancement Posted on Sep 1

  While Grant postings are nothing new to COMMBUYS, announcing and finding these funding opportunities has never been easier with the introduction of a new COMMBUYS-specific UNSPSC commodity code (00-00-00) for Grants!* Going forward, grantor agencies will be using this UNSPSC code to clearly identify   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Grants Enhancement

Find Funding through Grants in COMMBUYS Posted on May 27

Find Funding through Grants in COMMBUYS

COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s eProcurement system, is home to more than just contracts and bidding opportunities. Funding often is available to municipalities in the form of grants, which also live in the COMMBUYS Market Center as bid opportunities. While many municipalities have registered in COMMBUYS with   …Continue Reading Find Funding through Grants in COMMBUYS

COMMBUYS Adoption Case Study: City of Lawrence Posted on Apr 2

COMMBUYS Adoption Case Study: City of Lawrence

  One year after the Operational Services Division (OSD) launched the COMMBUYS Market Center, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ e-procurement system has seen more than 3,000 bids posted, more than 11,000 orders issued, and approximately 10,000 registered vendors.* The OSD Enablement Team has been traveling around   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Adoption Case Study: City of Lawrence

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

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