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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

Vehicle Acquisitions: New Considerations with COVID-19 Posted on Nov 4

Vehicle Acquisitions: New Considerations with COVID-19

For most of us, acquiring a new vehicle is a major decision, one that often begins with retiring a current vehicle and determining how the new one will be utilized. For an organization facing a new vehicle purchase, the process generally is similar, but it   …Continue Reading Vehicle Acquisitions: New Considerations with COVID-19

Q&A: Upcoming Vehicle Auctions Posted on Jul 10

Q&A: Upcoming Vehicle Auctions

As part of its Surplus Property Program, the Operational Services Division (OSD) hosts about ten live vehicle auctions and numerous online auctions throughout the year. These events feature a wide selection of vehicles that have been retired by Massachusetts state agencies and range in price   …Continue Reading Q&A: Upcoming Vehicle Auctions

What You Should Know about the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM) Posted on Jul 30

What You Should Know about the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM)

Overseeing the Commonwealth’s Executive Branch fleet of over 2,700 light-duty vehicles is the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM). OVM sets the policies and procedures followed by Executive Branch Departments to ensure State vehicles are allocated, operated, marked, efficiently and economically maintained and repaired, and in compliance   …Continue Reading What You Should Know about the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM)