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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.

Did you know that hurricane season kicked off on June 1? Posted on Aug 12

Did you know that hurricane season kicked off on June 1?

  Although it is unlikely that New England would be hit with a hurricane, particularly this early in the season, emergencies may occur at any time and advanced planning is prudent. Part of the Operational Services Division’s responsibility in addressing the Commonwealth’s goods and services   …Continue Reading Did you know that hurricane season kicked off on June 1?

Reminders About Transferring Surplus Property Posted on Jul 29

Reminders About Transferring Surplus Property

As part of the Operational Services Division (OSD), the State Surplus Property Office (SSPO) is responsible for managing the Commonwealth’s surplus property. This is accomplished by providing resources to assist a variety of audiences in the transfer or disposal of surplus property, whether helping organizations relinquish   …Continue Reading Reminders About Transferring Surplus Property

Vehicle Maintenance Guidance Posted on Jul 14

Vehicle Maintenance Guidance

Differences in weather conditions impact how vehicles operate, so it is important to monitor certain items on a seasonal basis. As the weather warms, the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM) is sharing some maintenance tips to keep you and your vehicle safe on the road.   …Continue Reading Vehicle Maintenance Guidance

Customized Training for Municipalities – How Revere Became COMMBUYS Enabled Posted on Jun 24

Customized Training for Municipalities – How Revere Became COMMBUYS Enabled

For the past year, the Local Government Enablement (LGE) Team has adapted to conducting all their municipal outreach remotely. In this time, the team has had the opportunity to provide specialized support to cities, towns, and other municipal organizations in a virtual format. In a   …Continue Reading Customized Training for Municipalities – How Revere Became COMMBUYS Enabled

Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting: What’s the Difference? Posted on Jun 11

Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting: What’s the Difference?

  With COVID-19 still very much part of our everyday experience, it is important to have information and the right products to keep our surroundings and each other safe. Along these lines, there are important distinctions to be drawn between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting surfaces   …Continue Reading Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting: What’s the Difference?

Statewide Contract Product and Services Guide for PPE & Other COVID-19 Related Resources Posted on May 21

Statewide Contract Product and Services Guide for PPE & Other COVID-19 Related Resources

  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other coronavirus-related resources cut across numerous Statewide Contracts, and the Operational Services Division has developed a guide to help buyers navigate their COVID-19 purchasing choices. The Statewide Contract Product and Services Guide for PPE & Other COVID-19 Related Resources   …Continue Reading Statewide Contract Product and Services Guide for PPE & Other COVID-19 Related Resources