The OSD Training and Event Calendar provides you with quick and easy access to upcoming activities all in one location.  

VENDOR TRAININGS ARE LISTED FURTHER BELOW.



BUYER TRAINING & EVENTS:

DECEMBER 2014
December 17th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training - Boston. This 3 1/2 hour session is designed for staff responsible for purchasing goods and/or services from Statewide and Departmental Contracts. It provides an introduction to COMMBUYS, system navigation and policy and instruction on how to purchase from Statewide or Departmental Contracts. Participants will learn to: Use COMMBUYS to search for items and/or services, create a request using a requisition document, search for specific items and/or services using a line items or a punch-out catalog, convert the approved requisition to a purchase order or bid depending on the intent of the purpose, and create change orders. Register
December 17th - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator - Drop in Sessions - Boston. This drop-in session is designed to provide guidance as you refine your Organization in COMMBUYS. We will have staff available to provide support and offer recommendations as you finalize Department and Location set-up and the configuration of workflows and approval paths. Register
December 18th - COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-in Sessions - Boston. This 45-minute drop-in session is designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Procurement training but would like follow-up support in conducting procurements in COMMBUYS for goods and services not available on Statewide Contracts. Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff. Register
December 18th - How to use Master Blanket Purchase Orders (SWC) Webinar.  Learn about the goods and services on Statewide Contracts, cost saving opportunities, and how to locate and use the contracts. Register
JANUARY 2015
January 12th - Essentials of State Procurement - Westfield.  Learn how to search for a commodity or service; how to properly and efficiently utilize Statewide Contracts; and how to conduct your department's own procurements. This is an all day class.  Register
January 12th - COMMBUYS Procurement Training - Boston. This all day session is recommended for staff with the responsibility of conducting procurements for goods and/or services not available on a Statewide contract. The class will cover: the creation of a bid, the use of templates, how to manage attachments, online bid evaluation and contract award, and posting awarded contracts online in COMMBUYS. Register
January 12th - How to use Master Blanket Purchase Orders (SWC) Webinar.  Learn about the goods and services on Statewide Contracts, cost saving opportunities, and how to locate and use the contracts. Register
January 14th - Essentials of State Procurement - Boston.  Learn how to search for a commodity or service; how to properly and efficiently utilize Statewide Contracts; and how to conduct your department's own procurements. This is an all day class.  Register
January 21st - Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program - One Day Update Class. This is a one-day refresher course for all SSCP graduates that will explore several features and functions of the COMMBUYS system used during the procurement process.  This course provides: an overview of Master Blanket Purchase Order layout, functionality of the COMMBUYS scoring tool, an in-depth look at UNSPSC codes and advanced vendor search strategies. Register
January 22nd - Essentials of State Procurement -Boston.  Learn how to search for a commodity or service; how to properly and efficiently utilize Statewide Contracts; and how to conduct your department's own procurements. This is an all day class.  Register
January 23rd - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator Training. This is an intensive all-day class for those identified as Organization Administrators in the COMMBUYS system. Organizational Administrator training provides an in-depth review of and hands-on practice with COMMBUYS including the Organization information, approval, workflow and user profile set-up activities. Upon completion of this training, Organization Administrators will be prepared to fulfill their roles in COMMBUYS, including set-up activities and maintenance tasks. Register
January 23rd - How to use Statewide Contracts/Master Blanket Purchase Orders: Information, Demonstration & Application. This course covers how to use Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS. This class should be attended by all new and existing procurement and purchasing staff.  Register
January 23rd - COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-in Sessions - Boston. This 45-minute drop-in session is designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Procurement training but would like follow-up support in conducting procurements in COMMBUYS for goods and services not available on Statewide Contracts. Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff. Register
January 26th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training - Boston. This 3 1/2 hour session is designed for staff responsible for purchasing goods and/or services from Statewide and Departmental Contracts. It provides an introduction to COMMBUYS, system navigation and policy and instruction on how to purchase from Statewide or Departmental Contracts. Participants will learn to: Use COMMBUYS to search for items and/or services, create a request using a requisition document, search for specific items and/or services using a line items or a punch-out catalog, convert the approved requisition to a purchase order or bid depending on the intent of the purpose, and create change orders. Register
January 26th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Drop-in Sessions - Boston. This 45-minute drop-in session is designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Purchasing training but would like follow up support in purchasing good and services from Statewide and Department Contracts in COMMBUYS.  Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff. Register
January 30th - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator - Drop in Sessions - Boston. This drop-in session is designed to provide guidance as you refine your Organization in COMMBUYS. We will have staff available to provide support and offer recommendations as you finalize Department and Location set-up and the configuration of workflows and approval paths. Register
FEBRUARY 2015
February 2nd - COMMBUYS Procurement Training - Boston. This all day session is recommended for staff with the responsibility of conducting procurements for goods and/or services not available on a Statewide contract. The class will cover: the creation of a bid, the use of templates, how to manage attachments, online bid evaluation and contract award, and posting awarded contracts online in COMMBUYS. Register
February 6th - COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-in Sessions - Boston. This 45-minute drop-in session is designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Procurement training but would like follow-up support in conducting procurements in COMMBUYS for goods and services not available on Statewide Contracts. Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff. Register
February 9th - How to Use Master Blanket Purchase Orders/Statewide Contracts - Webinar.  Learn about the goods and services on Statewide Contracts, cost saving opportunities, and how to locate and use the contracts. Register
February 9th - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator Training. This is an intensive all-day class for those identified as Organization Administrators in the COMMBUYS system. Organizational Administrator training provides an in-depth review of and hands-on practice with COMMBUYS including the Organization information, approval, workflow and user profile set-up activities. Upon completion of this training, Organization Administrators will be prepared to fulfill their roles in COMMBUYS, including set-up activities and maintenance tasks. Register
February 11th - Essentials of State Procurement -Boston.  Learn how to search for a commodity or service; how to properly and efficiently utilize Statewide Contracts; and how to conduct your department's own procurements. This is an all day class.  Register
February 13th - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator - Drop in Sessions - Boston. This drop-in session is designed to provide guidance as you refine your Organization in COMMBUYS. We will have staff available to provide support and offer recommendations as you finalize Department and Location set-up and the configuration of workflows and approval paths. Register
February 13th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training - Boston. This 3 1/2 hour session is designed for staff responsible for purchasing goods and/or services from Statewide and Departmental Contracts. It provides an introduction to COMMBUYS, system navigation and policy and instruction on how to purchase from Statewide or Departmental Contracts. Participants will learn to: Use COMMBUYS to search for items and/or services, create a request using a requisition document, search for specific items and/or services using a line items or a punch-out catalog, convert the approved requisition to a purchase order or bid depending on the intent of the purpose, and create change orders. Register
February 13th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Drop-in Sessions - Boston. This 45-minute drop-in session is designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Purchasing training but would like follow up support in purchasing good and services from Statewide and Department Contracts in COMMBUYS.  Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff. Register
February 18th - Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program - One Day Update Class. This is a one-day refresher course for all SSCP graduates that will explore several features and functions of the COMMBUYS system used during the procurement process.  This course provides: an overview of Master Blanket Purchase Order layout, functionality of the COMMBUYS scoring tool, an in-depth look at UNSPSC codes and advanced vendor search strategies. Register
February 25th - How to use Statewide Contracts/Master Blanket Purchase Orders: Information, Demonstration & Application.  This course covers how to use Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS. This class should be attended by all new and existing procurement and purchasing staff. Register
MARCH 2015
March 9th - How to use Master Blanket Purchase Orders (SWC) Webinar.  Learn about the goods and services on Statewide Contracts, cost saving opportunities, and how to locate and use the contracts. Register
March 11th - Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program - One Day Update Class. This is a one-day refresher course for all SSCP graduates that will explore several features and functions of the COMMBUYS system used during the procurement process.  This course provides: an overview of Master Blanket Purchase Order layout, functionality of the COMMBUYS scoring tool, an in-depth look at UNSPSC codes and advanced vendor search strategies.  Register
March 16th - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator Training. This is an intensive all-day class for those identified as Organization Administrators in the COMMBUYS system. Organizational Administrator training provides an in-depth review of and hands-on practice with COMMBUYS including the Organization information, approval, workflow and user profile set-up activities. Upon completion of this training, Organization Administrators will be prepared to fulfill their roles in COMMBUYS, including set-up activities and maintenance tasks. Register
March 16th - Essentials of State Procurement -Boston.  Learn how to search for a commodity or service; how to properly and efficiently utilize Statewide Contracts; and how to conduct your department's own procurements. This is an all day class.  Register
March 20th - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator - Drop in Sessions - Boston. This drop-in session is designed to provide guidance as you refine your Organization in COMMBUYS. We will have staff available to provide support and offer recommendations as you finalize Department and Location set-up and the configuration of workflows and approval paths. Register
March 20th - COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-in Sessions - Boston. This 45-minute drop-in session is designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Procurement training but would like follow-up support in conducting procurements in COMMBUYS for goods and services not available on Statewide Contracts. Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff. Register
March 23rd - COMMBUYS Procurement Training - Boston. This all day session is recommended for staff with the responsibility of conducting procurements for goods and/or services not available on a Statewide contract. The class will cover: the creation of a bid, the use of templates, how to manage attachments, online bid evaluation and contract award, and posting awarded contracts online in COMMBUYS. Register
March 23rd -  How to use Statewide Contracts/Master Blanket Purchase Orders: Information, Demonstration & Application. This course covers how to use Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS. This class should be attended by all new and existing procurement and purchasing staff.  Register
March 30th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training - Boston. This 3 1/2 hour session is designed for staff responsible for purchasing goods and/or services from Statewide and Departmental Contracts. It provides an introduction to COMMBUYS, system navigation and policy and instruction on how to purchase from Statewide or Departmental Contracts. Participants will learn to: Use COMMBUYS to search for items and/or services, create a request using a requisition document, search for specific items and/or services using a line items or a punch-out catalog, convert the approved requisition to a purchase order or bid depending on the intent of the purpose, and create change orders. Register
March 30th - Essentials of State Procurement -Boston.  Learn how to search for a commodity or service; how to properly and efficiently utilize Statewide Contracts; and how to conduct your department's own procurements. This is an all day class.  Register
March 30th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Drop-in Sessions - Boston. This 45-minute drop-in session is designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Purchasing training but would like follow up support in purchasing good and services from Statewide and Department Contracts in COMMBUYS.  Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff.  Register

VENDOR TRAINING AND EVENTS:

DECEMBER 2014
December 18th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Boston. Learn how to receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids, read a bid opportunity and create a quote responding to a bid.This session is 2 1/2 hours.  Register
December 18th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Boston. Learn how to receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids, read a bid opportunity and create a quote responding to a bid.This session is 2 1/2 hours.  Register
December 19th -  Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar.   Included in this one-hour training will be instruction on how to:  receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids using COMMBUYS search tools, read a bid opportunity, create a quote responding to a COMMBUYS bid request. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
December 19th - Small Business Purchasing Program - Webinar.  Learn about the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP).  Explore how to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS, enter a bid response, and manage your profile.  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Register
December 19th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar.   Included in this one-hour training will be instruction on how to:  receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids using COMMBUYS search tools, read a bid opportunity, create a quote responding to a COMMBUYS bid request. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Register
JANUARY 2015
January 5th -  Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Boston (AM Session). Learn how to receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids, read a bid opportunity and create a quote responding to a bid.This session is 2 1/2 hours. Register
January 5th -  Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Boston (PM Session). Learn how to receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids, read a bid opportunity and create a quote responding to a bid.This session is 2 1/2 hours. Register
January 12th - Supplier Diversity Office - Pre-Certification Session - Boston.  This is a required workshop for all businesses interested in applying for certification as a Minority, Woman, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. The workshop will include information about the regulations, qualifications, process, and other information needed to begin the certification process. This session will run for two hours.  Register
January 13th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Boston. Learn how to receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids, read a bid opportunity and create a quote responding to a bid.This session is 2 1/2 hours. Register
January 13th - Basic Supplier Diversity Plan Overview - Webinar. This webinar targets Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBEs) that are SDO certified and federally certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (SDVOBEs) that are interested in learning how to use their certification in the state procurement process, find opportunities for SDP partnerships and market as an SDP participant to state entities. Register
January 15th - Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth - Westford.  This workshop is designed for businesses who are interested in learning how to do business with the state.  This workshop includes: An Overview of OSD Programs and Services including, State and Federal Certification, Supplier Diversity Program (SDP), Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP), and a live demonstration of where to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS.  Attendees will also learn about the Statewide and Departmental Contracting procurement process and marketing to public entities.  Register
January 20th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar.   Included in this one-hour training will be instruction on how to:  receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids using COMMBUYS search tools, read a bid opportunity, create a quote responding to a COMMBUYS bid request. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Register
January 20th - Small Business Purchasing Program - Webinar.  Learn about the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP).  Explore how to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS, enter a bid response, and manage your profile.  Register
January 27th -Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Boston. Learn how to receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids, read a bid opportunity and create a quote responding to a bid.This session is 2 1/2 hours. Register
FEBRUARY 2015
February 2nd - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar.   Included in this one-hour training will be instruction on how to:  receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids using COMMBUYS search tools, read a bid opportunity, create a quote responding to a COMMBUYS bid request. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Register
February 4th - Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth - Peabody.  This workshop is designed for businesses who are interested in learning how to do business with the state.  This workshop includes: An Overview of OSD Programs and Services including, State and Federal Certification, Supplier Diversity Program (SDP), Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP), and a live demonstration of where to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS.  Attendees will also learn about the Statewide and Departmental Contracting procurement process and marketing to public entities. Register
February 9th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar.   Included in this one-hour training will be instruction on how to:  receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids using COMMBUYS search tools, read a bid opportunity, create a quote responding to a COMMBUYS bid request. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Register
February 10th - Small Business Purchasing Program - Webinar.  Learn about the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP).  Explore how to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS, enter a bid response, and manage your profile.  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Register
February 20th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Boston. Learn how to receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids, read a bid opportunity and create a quote responding to a bid.This session is 2 1/2 hours. Register
February 23rd - Basic Supplier Diversity Plan Overview - Webinar.  This webinar targets Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBEs) that are SDO certified and federally certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (SDVOBEs) that are interested in learning how to use their certification in the state procurement process, find opportunities for SDP partnerships and market as an SDP participant to state entities. Register
February 27th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar.   Included in this one-hour training will be instruction on how to:  receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids using COMMBUYS search tools, read a bid opportunity, create a quote responding to a COMMBUYS bid request. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Register
MARCH 2015
March 2nd -  Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Boston. Learn how to receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids, read a bid opportunity and create a quote responding to a bid.This session is 2 1/2 hours. Register
March 10th -  Small Business Purchasing Program - Webinar.  Learn about the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP).  Explore how to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS, enter a bid response, and manage your profile.  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Register
March 16th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar.   Included in this one-hour training will be instruction on how to:  receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids using COMMBUYS search tools, read a bid opportunity, create a quote responding to a COMMBUYS bid request. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Register
March 23rd - Basic Supplier Diversity Plan Overview - Webinar. This webinar targets Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBEs) that are SDO certified and federally certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (SDVOBEs) that are interested in learning how to use their certification in the state procurement process, find opportunities for SDP partnerships and market as an SDP participant to state entities. Register
March 24th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Boston. Learn how to receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids, read a bid opportunity and create a quote responding to a bid.This session is 2 1/2 hours.  Register
March 30th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar.   Included in this one-hour training will be instruction on how to:  receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests, search for bids using COMMBUYS search tools, read a bid opportunity, create a quote responding to a COMMBUYS bid request. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Register
APRIL 2015
April 29-30, 2015 - MASSbuys EXPO - DCU Center, Worcester, MA.  This annual business to government event is open to vendors on a Statewide Contract.  Exhibitor registration will open in January.