COMMBUYS is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ online Market Center, supporting commerce between government buyers and business.
COMMBUYS Loyalty Program
OSD recently revamped the COMMBUYS Hall of Fame Program to make it more inclusive, as well as incorporate a broader array of activities that are representative of successful COMMBUYS implementation. Among others, the new COMMBUYS Loyalty Program acknowledges catalog ordering, transacting business from yet unexplored Statewide Contracts and/or vendors, RFR bid posting and contract award, and qualified training. Click here to view the categories.
Statewide Contract Index: A Wealth of Information
Use the Statewide Contract Index file size 2MB to search for products and services on Statewide Contract (SWC); retrieve a list of vendors by SWC; find SWCs and vendors offering PunchOut catalogs; identify contracts that enable buyers to solicit quotes in COMMBUYS (Solicitation Enabled); view contracts that permit buyers to document contract purchases in COMMBUYS after the fact (RPA enabled). Find instructions to use the Statewide Contract Index here .
PunchOut catalogs offer the convenience of selecting Statewide Contract products from a vendor’s e-commerce website accessible through COMMBUYS. These online shopping sites streamline the COMMBUYS shopping experience. Learn more here.
Tool to Locate Items in COMMBUYS
The COMMBUYS Operations Team has worked to implement significant improvements to COMMBUYS search functionality. What’s more, these improvements have been enriched by OSD’s work with Statewide contractors, building out their COMMBUYS catalogs to enable COMMBUYS searches by brand, make, model, manufacturer, SKU, among other identifiers. Here’s a brief tutorial on searching/shopping capabilities in COMMBUYS:
- Use the Search box on the COMMBUYS header bar to locate items described on a Blanket (MBPO) or within a vendor catalog line item. Enter the search term and click the Magnifying Glass or hit Enter;
- Buyers may choose to filter results by vendor and price;
- Perform multiple searches and select items across various blankets and vendors using the Add to Cart button;
- Select the Shopping Cart icon to summarize requested items on a Requisition(s).
Tradespersons Contract Index
It’s simple to identify Trades vendors on contract, their pricing, and applicable prompt pay discounts. This information is searchable by region and trades category through our Tradespersons Contract Index . If you don’t see your vendors on contract, refer them to mass.gov/trades.
Contact the COMMBUYS Help Desk, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at COMMBUYS@state.ma.us or 888-MA-STATE.