Assisting Procurement Officials throughout the Commonwealth
The mission of the Operational Services Division (OSD) Outreach Team is to provide state agencies, authorities, cities/towns, regional school districts, county officials and other eligible entities with information regarding the use of Statewide Contracts.
Eligible entities can save time and money using Statewide Contracts as the state has already negotiated the best value for commodities and services that are frequently needed! The Outreach Team is available to provide your organization with information regarding the use of Statewide Contracts. Additionally the Outreach Team facilitates the exchange of information between OSD and other purchasing entities on a variety of issues including Procurement Management Teams, future Statewide Contract needs and contract management issues.
Statewide Contract Educational Sessions
The OSD Outreach Team also organizes Statewide Contract Educational Sessions throughout the Commonwealth. These sessions provide information, education and training on specific Statewide Contracts. These sessions are free of charge and available for all eligible entities to attend. Find about more about upcoming scheduled events.
Comm-PASS / Statewide Contract Overview Session
These presentations provide a broad overview of Statewide Contracts, including how they are developed, how to use them and how to locate them using the Commonwealth's e-Procurement system, Comm-PASS. These sessions are free of charge and available for all eligible entities to attend. If you are interested in hosting a session at your location, please complete the On-site Training Request Form .
OSD Procurement e-News
The OSD Procurement e-News is provided to municipalities to provide updated information on Statewide Contracts, OSD Events, publications and information that impacts the municipal purchasing community. To subscribe please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation in Events
OSD's Outreach Team is available to participate in your association's meeting or event based on staffing and resources. If you are interested in including a presentation on Statewide Contracts or Comm-PASS at your meeting or event, please contact us at complete the On-site Training Request Form .
Please note that all questions regarding Chapter 30B of the Massachusetts General Laws, which covers local government procurements, should be directed to the Office of the Inspector General of the Commonwealth.