a breakdown of the CommBuys project timeline phase 1-3 by date
Fall 2012
  • eProcurement Solicitation Posted
  • 4 Bidders Responded
Spring 2013
  • Announced Apparent Successful Bidder
  • Contract Negotiations Finalized
Summer/Fall 2013
  • Phase I Begins: Implementation of a state-of-the-art
    online procurement system
  • Project Team Ramp Up
  • Requirements Gathering
Winter 2013/Spring 2014
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • User Readiness & Implementation Activities
  • COMMBUYS goes live March 24 with
    online catalogs and bid management
  • Comm-PASS Retired
Fall 2014/Winter 2015
  • Phases 2 & 3 Begin: COMMBUYS Interface to the
    Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting
    System (MMARS) for Full Financial Procure-to-Pay Cycle
  • User Readiness & Implementation Activities
  • Development of Business Analytics and Reports
  • SBPP Validation Process
Spring 2015
  • COMMBUYS Interface to MMARS goes Live
  • Full Procurement-to-pay Lifecycle Available
  • Ad Hoc and Pre-Defined Reports Available for Spending and Other Analysis