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Tag Archives: COMMBUYS

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

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

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?

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?

  Along these lines, there are important distinctions to be drawn between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting surfaces and understanding the differences is an important step to ensuring we properly match products to the situation at hand. The fact that the demand for disinfectants is at   …Continue Reading Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting: What’s the Difference?

Sourcing Team Member Drives Significant Contract Usage Posted on Apr 7

Sourcing Team Member Drives Significant Contract Usage

Understanding the current market and tapping into industry expertise is a vital component to building contracts that serve our buyer communities. Expertise shared by Executive Departments and local government entities through Strategic Sourcing Team (SST) participation helps the state identify the best product and services   …Continue Reading Sourcing Team Member Drives Significant Contract Usage

Public Health Initiatives Across Commonwealth Aided by CPS Posted on Feb 11

Public Health Initiatives Across Commonwealth Aided by CPS

Since March, Commonwealth Print Services (CPS) has swiftly fulfilled orders for organizations across the Commonwealth to assist in public health campaigns related to COVID-19. CPS is called upon to print, copy, and deliver the signage and materials that inform communities about testing sites; mask compliance   …Continue Reading Public Health Initiatives Across Commonwealth Aided by CPS