- It is your responsibility to maximize your use of statewide contracts by becoming an educated purchaser. Here you will find the information on how the process works and the requirements you need to consider. In addition to all Executive Branch departments which are required to use statewide contracts for their purchases many other public and quasi-public entities are eligible to use the Commonwealth's statewide contracts as well. Here you will find the a list of all eligible entities.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts buys goods and services in the below categories. Here you will find information and related links about major purchasing groups and planned purchases by specific categories.
The Operational Services Division (OSD) is in the process of improving both new and existing OSD Updates – the standard guide for how to use the statewide contracts. The revised document is now called the Contract User Guide. The new user guide improvements make it easier for all customers to read and understand the key aspects of the contract, in order to make informed decisions and more easily place orders.
- The OSD $ave$mart Program (formerly known as "Big Buy") is a partnership between OSD and Statewide Contact Vendors. The purpose of the program is to create additional cost savings and opportunities for all eligible entities utilizing Statewide Contracts.
- EPPs are competitively priced, high performance products and services that can be obtained from over three dozen statewide contracts. They can render significant savings while reducing the state's impact on the environment and public health.