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

OVM Advice for Vehicle Management and New Vehicle Acquisition

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

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

New ITS78 Data and Cybersecurity Statewide Contract: Comprehensive Tools for Data and Network Security Posted on Oct 7

New ITS78 Data and Cybersecurity Statewide Contract: Comprehensive Tools for Data and Network Security

Given today’s dynamic cybersecurity landscape, it is essential for organizations to have plans and protections in place to secure their data and IT infrastructure, and the Operational Services Division, in collaboration with experts from around the Commonwealth, is pleased to offer comprehensive tools to address   …Continue Reading New ITS78 Data and Cybersecurity Statewide Contract: Comprehensive Tools for Data and Network Security

Massachusetts: Leader in Sustainable Electronics Procurement Posted on Sep 24

Massachusetts: Leader in Sustainable Electronics Procurement

  Once again, Massachusetts has been recognized for its leadership in offering sustainable electronics choices on Statewide Contract through the annual EPEAT Purchaser Award. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, enables organizations to address the lifecycle impacts of electronics purchases, such as computers,   …Continue Reading Massachusetts: Leader in Sustainable Electronics Procurement

OSD QA Program Changes Posted on Sep 9

OSD QA Program Changes

The Operational Services Division (OSD) revised and updated the OSD Quality Assurance (QA) Program to ensure that Executive Departments’ procurement files are accurately captured and maintained in COMMBUYS. These changes went into effect on July 1. The QA Program is a key element in the   …Continue Reading OSD QA Program Changes

Supplier Diversity Program and Small Business Purchasing Program Changes Take Effect. Posted on Aug 26

Supplier Diversity Program and Small Business Purchasing Program Changes Take Effect.

On June 28, the Operational Services Division (OSD) and the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) issued a joint policy memorandum that introduced new policies for the Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) and Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) and Guidance for Evaluating Large and Small Procurements, which took   …Continue Reading Supplier Diversity Program and Small Business Purchasing Program Changes Take Effect.