Commonwealth Departments are responsible for establishing Strategic Sourcing Services Teams (SSSTs) and conducting their own solicitations once they have determined that no statewide is available. Departments should also determine the availability of mulptiple department contracts for their use prior to conducting a procurement.

Departments are encouraged to conduct their individual or joint procurements under the same structure as an OSD-lead procurement, bringing together program area experts and procurement staff from within the department and naming a Strategic Sourcing Services Team Leader to guide the team throughout the process.

Like OSD SSSTs, department SSSTs must monitor contractor performance and customer satisfaction at the department level. Department SSSTs may also recruit members from other departments, or from OSD.

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