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COMMBUYS is a collaborative, transparent and accessible Market Center connecting your business to the government buyer community.


On March 24, 2014 the Operational Services Division (OSD) launched COMMBUYS, a state-of-the-art electronic Market Center to support online commerce between government purchasers and business.  Massachusetts government agencies annually spend over a billion dollars on a vast array of goods and services.  Our buyer community is not only representative of Commonwealth government agencies but also dozens of colleges, hundreds of municipalities, police and fire departments, and thousands of schools across the state. Register to join the over 8,000 businesses that are already part of the COMMBUYS community.


Small Business Purchasing Program Vendor Verification Begins Monday, November 24, 2014

On Monday, November, 24, 2014, COMMBUYS will begin verifying Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) eligibility information submitted by companies. The verification process will be done through an interface with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). At that time, each company registered in COMMBUYS as an SBPP participant will receive an email regarding its SBPP status and additional information on steps they may take to review their SBPP status with OSD if they received notice of program disqualification. All companies registering to participate in the SBPP program after the verification process begins will receive eligibility verification results immediately after COMMBUYS registration.

Neither the SBPP program nor the SBPP eligibility criteria are changing. The verification process is being put in place simply to improve the integrity of the small business vendor pool. While eligibility criteria for SBPP are not changing, it is anticipated that the new verification process may result in some vendors losing their SBPP status.  Visit the Small Business Purchasing Program website to review the policy updates and guidance in detail.  Register for a SBPP Seller Webinar scheduled for 12/5, 12/15, and 12/19.   

Learn about the COMMBUYS Advantage

COMMBUYS is a single portal to reach thousands of buyers statewide.

  • Detailed business profile capabilities help buyers find you
  • It’s available online and open 24/7, 365 days a year
  • COMMBUYS offers businesses free exposure to thousands of buyers

Opportunities come to you!

  • Automated bid and contract notices ensure you won’t miss an opportunity
  • Electronic delivery of Purchase Orders enable quick and easy order fulfillment

Business-To-Business Exchange

  • Supplier Diversity and Small Business program sellers can find partnering opportunities with other vendors in the COMMBUYS community.

Register to Become Part of the COMMBUYS Business Community

Interested in being notified about bid opportunities in your business’ areas of interest?  Create your business profile in COMMBUYS.  It’s easy and free of charge.  Register today and become part of the Commonwealth’s fast-growing COMMBUYS business community.

COMMBUYS News for the Business Community

The Operational Services Division (OSD) periodically publishes information of interest to our business community available for delivery to your inbox.  Topics include COMMBUYS user tips, upcoming seller events, and business updates.  It’s easy to subscribe and unsubscribe.  Take a moment to sign up today!

Upcoming Workshops and Programs for Business

Whether you’re interested in getting an overview of the various programs we offer, need guidance in registering as a COMMBUYS business, or want to pick up tips on how to search for and bid on opportunities, the Operational Services Division (OSD) has a program for you.  Take a look at some of our upcoming Workshops, Webinars, and Training Classes for sellers.

Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP)

In order to support small businesses in the Commonwealth and encourage state agencies to consider small businesses when purchasing goods and services, Governor Deval Patrick issued Executive Order 523, establishing the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP).  Find out if your business meets the eligibility requirements for the Commonwealth’s Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP).

As you become familiar with the new COMMBUYS system, stay connected by looking out for updates in our Resource Center .