Your one-stop destination for COMMBUYS readiness and awareness.
The Resource Center offers purchasers and sellers access to webcasts, job aids, terminology, forms, policy, and more.
COMMBUYS Instructional Webcasts
Learning opportunities are a click away and available on your schedule by accessing our library of webcasts. These eLearning modules, accessible on your computer, will familiarize you with routine COMMBUYS navigation.
- Purchaser Webcasts - Guidance on COMMBUYS navigation, basic purchasing, and document approval to name a few.
- Seller Webcasts - Includes topics such as registration in COMMBUYS, finding purchase orders, and locating bids and submitting quotes.
COMMBUYS Job Aids
Our Job Aids provide step-by-step guidance for recurring purchaser and seller activities.
- Job Aids for Purchasers - Assistance on activities related to requisitions, bids, and purchase orders as well as general navigation.
- Job Aids for Sellers - Detailed steps to access purchase orders, create a quote, and update your business profile among others.
UNSPSC Look-Up Tool for Buyers and Vendors
OSD uses United Nations Standard Products and Services Codes (UNSPSC) to classify goods and services in COMMBUYS. Purchasers use these codes when preparing bids and vendors select UNSPSC codes to receive notifications of bidding opportunities that align with their businesses.
OSD has developed an easy-to-use tool to assist both purchasers and vendors in identifying UNSPSC information associated with commodities and services.
Terms and Definitions
Become familiar with COMMBUYS terminology by accessing our inventory of frequently used terms and definitions in the COMMBUYS Glossary (COMMBUYS Glossary - Accessible Version). View terminology connected to our retired procurement system, Comm-PASS, along with the associated COMMBUYS term and definition in the COMMBUYS Crosswalk document.
OSD offers various training opportunities for purchasers and sellers on a variety of topics. A schedule detailing our current offerings is available at OSD Training Courses. In addition, we encourage you to consult the OSD Training and Events Calendar to view all OSD workshops, webinars, and training classes in one easy-to-access location.
Procurement Information Center
Key components of the procurement process are presented on the Procurement Information Center page. Each topic is listed along with associated policy and expanded guidance.
Forms and Documentation
Access a complete listing of all OSD Forms including contract forms and attachments, RFR attachments, and bid development and evaluation forms.
Effective July 1, 2014, Executive Departments are required to comply with all parts of the COMMBUYS Policy for Purchasing Organizations . Non-Executive Departments, Legislative and Judicial Branches, Cities, Towns and other eligible public entities are not required but are encouraged to create COMMBUYS accounts and begin using the system to place orders from Statewide Contracts and available Departmental Contracts. Non-Executive Departments also have the option to use the system to post bids, award contracts, place orders and use other system functions. Organizations using COMMBUYS must comply with sections of the Policy that apply to the system functions they choose to use.
The following documents govern the use of the COMMBUYS system by purchasing organizations, individual purchasers, and sellers.
COMMBUYS Help Desk
Help Desk assistance is available Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (1-888) 627-8283