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 11,000 businesses that are already part of the COMMBUYS community.
Enhancements to the COMMBUYS Market Center
New Purchase Order Print Form Improvements
Effective September 8, 2015, OSD is pleased to offer several enhancements to the Purchase Order (PO) form that will improve vendor and buyer usability. These enhancements include:
- a new "Special Instructions" field that enables buyers to convey detailed instructions to vendors and facilitate accurate delivery and billing of requested items;
- removal of the text box referring to duplicate invoices that currently appears on the PO print form;
- the name, phone number, and email address of the Purchaser will appear on the PO print form; and
- formatting has been corrected so the PO print form will not cut off information when printed.
Dedicated Grant UNSPSC Makes It Easy to Learn about Grant Opportunities in COMMBUYS
A new UNSPSC commodity code for Grants enables interested organizations to receive automatic email notifications when Grant opportunities are posted in the COMMBUYS Market Center and simplifies the process for finding Grants.
To receive automatic email notifications about Grant opportunities in COMMBUYS, Grantee organizations need to register as a COMMBUYS vendor and add the new UNSPSC commodity code for Grants (00-00-00) to their Vendor Profile.
OSD has developed a Quick Tip guidance document for Grants , offering vendor registration resources and steps for locating Grants in COMMBUYS. Grant job aids are housed in the COMMBUYS Resource Center:
Learn about the COMMBUYS Advantage
COMMBUYS is an online 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
- 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, Executive Order 523, establishing the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) was issued. Find out if your business meets the eligibility requirements for the Commonwealth’s Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP). Apply for SBPP during your COMMBUYS registration using the COMMBUYS Vendor Registration file size 1MB Job Aid. If you are already a registered COMMBUYS Vendor, file for SBPP designation using the How to Complete SBPP Registration: Guidance for Seller Administrator Job Aid.
As you become familiar with the new COMMBUYS system, stay connected by looking out for updates in our Resource Center .