Post Content

The Operational Services Division’s Local Government Enablement (LGE) team recently was recognized for its innovative programs supporting municipal procurement at the 2018 National Association of State Procurement Officials’ (NASPO) Annual Conference in Long Beach, California.

LGE Account Manager, Patricia Burke, accepted the Silver Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence on behalf of the team, telling the crowd, “We first earned the trust of municipal procurement staff by listening to their challenges, then we were able to work with them to identify ways Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS could address those challenges. Collaborating with municipalities to successfully transform purchasing practices from paper-driven to digital procurement was game changing and inspiring.”

If you would like to learn about incorporating COMMBUYS and Statewide Contracts into your municipal procurement process, please contact the LGE team at COMMBUYSEnablement@mass.gov.

patricia-cronin-small

 

 

 

 

 

OSD staff accept the Silver
Cronin Award. Pictured from
left, William McAvoy, Deputy
Assistant Secretary; Patricia
Burke, LGE Account Manager;
Gary Lambert, Assistant
Secretary; and Kathy Reilly,
Deputy Assistant Secretary.

Written By:

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

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.