The following are responses to your most frequently asked questions regarding OSDs' Programs and Services.
OSD's Office of Audit and Quality Assurance (AQA) supports contracted vendors and departments in achieving and maintaining compliance with state regulations under the following audit and review functions.
The Commonwealth Procurement and Solicitation System (Comm-PASS) is the only official procurement record system for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Executive Departments.
Comm-PASS offers free internet-based access to all public procurement information posted here in order to promote transparency, increase competition, and achieve best value for Massachusetts taxpayers.
If you are a Vendor or Bidder, Subscriber, Public Purchaser or need Contract Information, access Comm-PASS FAQs for answers to your questions.
Learning and Education About Procurement (LEAP) is a directory of resource information including job aids and recommendations for navigating through the OSD site.
OSD's Legal, Policy and Compliance Office provides legal and policy support to Commonwealth agencies regarding OSD programs and functions.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP), established pursuant to Executive Order 523, is administered by the Operational Services Division (OSD) with the support of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance.
The SBPP policies direct all Executive Departments to provide special consideration to participating small businesses when procuring non-construction goods and services valued between $10,000 and $150,000.
The SBPP does not include procurements for vertical or horizontal construction since both are covered under statutes outside OSD's authority, MGL c. §149, 44A-H , and MGL c. §30, 39M respectively.