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When the COMMBUYS Market Center debuted on March 24, 2014, Commonwealth purchasing and procurement practices moved forward into the 21st Century enabling government buyers and sellers to transact business using this state-of-the-art platform. 

COMMBUYS Phase II: Expansion of Market Center Functionality

Working closely with the Office of the State Comptroller, the Operational Services Division (OSD) is actively planning Phase II of the COMMBUYS rollout that includes an interface with MMARS, the Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System. This connection, planned for late spring 2015, will enable a secure and seamless process from ordering through payment in the COMMBUYS Market Center. 

Additional planned enhancements include ad hoc and preformatted reporting capabilities that will provide important departmental purchasing detail and offer valuable spend data analytics to the Commonwealth.  

Existing MMARS Liaisons identified by the Comptroller’s Office and Executive Department representatives will play an important role in relaying project updates and supporting COMMBUYS Phase II implementation.  SCPO’s, Department CFO’s, and MMARS Liaisons can expect to receive additional information about engagement activities beginning in February 2015.