• Buy From a Statewide Contract

    Buying through statewide contracts can offer significant benefits, including time savings, obtaining best value at competitive prices and establishment of long term relationships. The Operational Services Division (OSD) can help you get the most out of statewide contracts, determine if you are eligible to use them, and assist you in buying from minority and women-owned businesses as well as purchasing environmentally friendly products.
  • Sell to the State

    OSD can help you do business with the Commonwealth by providing guidance on becoming a contractor; exploring opportunities for women or minority owned businesses and more!
  • Conduct a Procurement

    Commonwealth agencies or other public entities that conduct procurements need to learn the necessary regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure fairness in the bid process. The Best Value Procurement Handbook sets forth the policy requirements and best practices established pursuant to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ procurement regulation, 801 CMR 21.00, Procurement of Commodities and Services, including Human and Social Services. This Handbook provides comprehensive guidance to Departments on competitive procurement, purchasing and contract management requirements for goods and services, including use of the Operational Services Division’s (OSD) COMMBUYS Market Center. 
  • COMMBUYS Resource Center

    COMMBUYS is the Commonwealth’s state-of-the-art electronic Market Center supporting online commerce between government purchasers and business. The Resource Center offers buyers and vendors access to webcasts, job aids, terminology, forms, policy, and more.
  • Training

    The Operational Services Division offers free training classes to both the buyer and vendor community in order to increase the knowledge base of those involved in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services, including COMMBUYS Market Center.
  • Procurement Programs and Services

    Learn about the Supplier Diversity Program, Environmentally Preferable Products, Vehicle Management, Non-Profit Purchasing, and more.