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:

September 9th - Buyers/Purchasers Webinar – what a seller sees in COMMBUYS. This LIVE webinar provides the buyer/purchaser with an overview of what the seller sees on their COMMBUYS dashboard when logged in. A step by step demonstration captures what is seen by the seller in each tab of a posted bid, including any special instructions or restrictions to notice when acknowledging, creating and submitting a quote response. Additionally, this webinar will demonstrate how the seller can access and acknowledge receipt of a purchase order submitted by the buyer. The webinar allows for an interactive Q&A for participants, so bring your questions related to seller view. Register
September 17th - 18th – New England Public Works Expo.  From 8am – 3pm on Wednesday, September 17th, and from 8am – 2pm on Thursday, September 18, the OSD will host an exhibit table at the 2014 NE Public Works Expo.  For more information about the event, please visit:  New England Public Works
September 18th - Massachusetts higher Education Consortium (MHEC) Annual Product Expo - Sturbridge.  From 9am - 3pm, OSD will host a booth at the 16th Annual MHEC Expo.  For more information, visit: MHEC Information
September 18th - Buyers/Purchasers Webinar – what a seller sees in COMMBUYS. This LIVE webinar provides the buyer/purchaser with an overview of what the seller sees on their COMMBUYS dashboard when logged in. A step by step demonstration captures what is seen by the seller in each tab of a posted bid, including any special instructions or restrictions to notice when acknowledging, creating and submitting a quote response. Additionally, this webinar will demonstrate how the seller can access and acknowledge receipt of a purchase order submitted by the buyer. The webinar allows for an interactive Q&A for participants, so bring your questions related to seller view. Register
April 30, 2015 - MASSbuys EXPO - DCU Center, Worcester, MA.  Registration will open in February.

VENDOR TRAINING AND EVENTS:

September 8th - Pre-Certification Session - Springfield.  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
September 8th - Central Mass Business Expo - Worcester.  From 9am - 7pm, the Operational Services Division (OSD) will host an exhibit table at this event.  Stop by the non-profit area and visit the booth to learn about OSD's business programs and trainings.  For more information about the expo, visit:  Central Mass Business Expo
September 22nd - Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth - Saugus.  The Operational Services Division offers this FREE workshop 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 Statewide and Departmental Contracting procurement process and marketing to public entities.  Register
October 2nd - Small Business Expo - Boston.  From 10am to 5pm, the Operational Services Division (OSD) will host an exhibit table at the Small Business Expo at the Hynes Convention Center.  For more information about the expo, including free pre-registration for attendees, please visit: Register
October 16th - Pre-Certification Session - Worcester.  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
October 17th - Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth - Boston.  The Operational Services Division offers this FREE workshop 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 Statewide and Departmental Contracting procurement process and marketing to public entities.  Register
November 13th - Pre-Certification Session - Cambridge.  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
December 16th - 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