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COMMBUYS is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ online Market Center, supporting commerce between government buyers and business. 


Commonwealth Approach to Procurement Highlighted in Nationwide Study

A recent article by Governing Magazine summarizes the findings of a nationwide study focused on state procurement practices in which Massachusetts tied for fifth place overall and earned high marks in other focus areas: Information Technology Procurement, Sourcing, and Technology. Read more on OSD’s blog and access the complete Governing Magazine article.    

Identifying SBPP Bids in COMMBUYS

An enhancement to COMMBUYS prompts Executive Agencies to identify bids that are eligible for the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) during the bid set-up process and lays the foundation for new SBPP search functionality.

The new search feature highlights SBPP opportunities for eligible small businesses and supports agencies looking to reach their SBPP spending benchmarks - 3.3% of each Department’s discretionary budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Read more about this enhancement on OSD’s blog. Learn about other recent COMMBUYS enhancements at mass.gov/osd/commbuys.

 

New Records Management, Storage and Archiving Statewide Contract (FAC96)

Records Management, Storage, and Archiving services are now available under SWC FAC96 pdf format of FAC96
. Buyers have available 10 vendors for comprehensive coverage in seven service categories: Monthly Storage; Transportation Delivery/Pick-up; Emergency Delivery/Pick-up; Scanning; Archiving; Retrieval; and Destruction.  

Consider Digital Records Storage – This may be a logical time to consider digitizing your State Archive Center Records instead of simply transferring them to another facility.

Review your options by consulting the FAC96 Contract User Guide pdf format of FAC96
and awarded vendor information, both available in COMMBUYS.

 

COMMBUYS Hall of Fame

OSD launched an initiative to acknowledge those individuals and organizations that have helped us reach significant spending milestones in COMMBUYS. Winners will be recognized at the 2016 MASSBUYS EXPO on April 28, 2016. Link to award criteria and winner information here.

 

COMMBUYS Help Desk

Help Desk staff is available to assist purchasers via email at COMMBUYS@state.ma.us. Help Desk hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.