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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. 

User Tips

Find tips from the experts to refine your COMMBUYS skills.  Peruse our collection of day-to-day user recommendations for purchasers and sellers.


Terms and Definitions

Become familiar with COMMBUYS terminology by accessing our inventory of frequently used terms and definitions in the COMMBUYS Glossary docx format of COMMBUYS Glossary
(COMMBUYS Glossary docx format of CB Glossary Text Only
- Accessible Version).  View terminology connected to our retired procurement system, Comm-PASS, along with the associated COMMBUYS term and definition in the COMMBUYS Crosswalk docx format of COMMBUYS Crosswalk
document.


COMMBUYS Training

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.

Zip File of All Standard Forms and Attachments for COMMBUYS Organization Libraries  zip format of osd_forms.zip


COMMBUYS Policy

Effective July 1, 2014, Executive Departments are required to comply with all parts of the COMMBUYS Policy for Purchasing Organizations docx format of OSD COMMBUYS Policy 
.  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.


User Agreements and Terms of Use

The following documents govern the use of the COMMBUYS system by purchasing organizations, individual purchasers, and sellers.

COMMBUYS Agreement and Terms of Use for Organizations docx format of CB Organization Terms and Agreement
 

COMMBUYS Agreement and Terms of Use for Organizations docx format of cb_orgadm_termsuse-accessible
- Accessible Version

COMMBUYS Agreement and Terms of Use for Purchasers docx format of CB Purchasers Terms and Agreement

COMMBUYS Agreement and Terms of Use for Purchasers docx format of cb_purch_termsuse-accessible
- Accessible Version

COMMBUYS Agreement and Terms of Use for Sellers docx format of CB Sellers Terms and Agreement

COMMBUYS Agreement and Terms of Use for Sellers docx format of cb_seller_termsuse-accessible
- Accessible Version

COMMBUYS Site Policies and Terms of Use


COMMBUYS Help Desk

Help Desk assistance is available Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.