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:

July 22nd - How to use Master Blanket Purchase Orders (SWC) Webinar - Learn what the Operational Services Division does and how to purchase through Statewide Contracts.   Register
July 24th - COMMBUYS Procurement Training - Boston.  This course is designed for staff involved with the procurement of good and services not available on statewide contracts. The class will cover bid development, amendments, the use of templates, managing attachments, online bid evaluation, contract award, and the posting of awarded contracts online in COMMBUYS.  This is a full day class, 9am-4:30pm.  Register
July 25th - COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-In Sessions - Boston.  These 45-minute drop-in sessions are designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training but would like follow-up support in COMMBUYS.  Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff.  Please note: Completion of COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training is a prerequisite. Sessions are limited to six attendees.  (Choose from: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm)  Register
July 29th - COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-In Sessions - Boston.  These 45-minute drop-in sessions are designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training but would like follow-up support in COMMBUYS.  Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff.  Please note: Completion of COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training is a prerequisite. Sessions are limited to six attendees.   (Choose from: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm)  Register
July 29th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training – Boston. This course will cover all aspects of purchasing goods and services from statewide or department contracts in COMMBUYS.  Learn how to search for specific goods and services, select items, compare prices, create a requisition, and process an approved purchase order.  Register
July 31st - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator Training – Boston. This course is intended for those identified as a COMMBUYS Organization Administrator.  The course will review Organization information, approval, workflow, and user profile set-up activities.  Register
July 31st - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training – Boston. This course will cover all aspects of purchasing goods and services from statewide or department contracts in COMMBUYS.  Learn how to search for specific goods and services, select items, compare prices, create a requisition, and process an approved purchase order.  Register
August 5th - COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-In Sessions - Boston.  These 45-minute drop-in sessions are designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training but would like follow-up support in COMMBUYS.  Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff.  Please note: Completion of COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training is a prerequisite. Sessions are limited to six attendees.  (Choose from: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm)  Register
August 7th - COMMBUYS Procurement Training - Boston.  This course is designed for staff involved with the procurement of good and services not available on statewide contracts. The class will cover bid development, amendments, the use of templates, managing attachments, online bid evaluation, contract award, and the posting of awarded contracts online in COMMBUYS.  This is a full day class, 9am-4:30pm.  Register
August 11th - COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-In Sessions - Boston.  These 45-minute drop-in sessions are designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training but would like follow-up support in COMMBUYS.  Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff.  Please note: Completion of COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training is a prerequisite. Sessions are limited to six attendees.  (Choose from: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm)  Register
August 12th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training – Boston. This course will cover all aspects of purchasing goods and services from statewide or department contracts in COMMBUYS.  Learn how to search for specific goods and services, select items, compare prices, create a requisition, and process an approved purchase order.  Register
August 12th - Essentials of State Procurement. This course will give you a comprehensive overview of the Commonwealth procurement process for both how to use Statewide Contracts and what to do if you what you want to buy isn't on a Statewide Contract.  Register
August 13th - How to use Master Blanket Purchase Orders (SWC) Webinar. Learn what the Operational Services Division does and how to purchase through Statewide Contracts.  Register
August 13th - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator Training – Boston. This course is intended for those identified as a COMMBUYS Organization Administrator.  The course will review Organization information, approval, workflow, and user profile set-up activities.  This is a full day class, 9am-4:30.  Register
August 14th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training – Boston. This course will cover all aspects of purchasing goods and services from statewide or department contracts in COMMBUYS.  Learn how to search for specific goods and services, select items, compare prices, create a requisition, and process an approved purchase order.  Register
August 14th - Discovering Statewide Contracts/Master Blanket Purchase Orders: Information, Demonstration and Application. This course will cover information on how to use Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS.  This class will be beneficial to all new and existing procurement and purchasing staff responsible for purchasing commodities, supplies, equipment, or services for their agency or department.  Register
August 19th - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training – Boston. This course will cover all aspects of purchasing goods and services from statewide or department contracts in COMMBUYS.  Learn how to search for specific goods and services, select items, compare prices, create a requisition, and process an approved purchase order.  Register
August 21st - COMMBUYS Purchasing Training – Boston. This course will cover all aspects of purchasing goods and services from statewide or department contracts in COMMBUYS. Learn how to search for specific goods and services, select items, compare prices, create a requisition, and process an approved purchase order.  Register
August 21st - COMMBUYS Procurement Training - Boston.  This course is designed for staff involved with the procurement of good and services not available on statewide contracts. The class will cover bid development, amendments, the use of templates, managing attachments, online bid evaluation, contract award, and the posting of awarded contracts online in COMMBUYS.  This is a full day class, 9am-4:30pm.  Register
August 25th -  COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-In Sessions - Boston.  These 45-minute drop-in sessions are designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training but would like follow-up support in COMMBUYS.  Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff.  Please note: Completion of COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training is a prerequisite. Sessions are limited to six attendees.  (Choose from: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm)  Register
August 26th -  COMMBUYS Procurement Drop-In Sessions - Boston.  These 45-minute drop-in sessions are designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training but would like follow-up support in COMMBUYS.  Please bring your work samples and questions to receive individualized support and advice from our staff.  Please note: Completion of COMMBUYS Purchasing/Procurement training is a prerequisite. Sessions are limited to six attendees.  (Choose from: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm)  Register
August 26th - How to use Master Blanket Purchase Orders (SWC) Webinar. Learn what the Operational Services Division does and how to purchase through Statewide Contracts.   Register
August 28th - COMMBUYS Organization Administrator Training – Boston. This course is intended for those identified as a COMMBUYS Organization Administrator.  The course will review Organization information, approval, workflow, and user profile set-up activities.  This is a full day class, 9am-4:30.  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
April 30, 2015 - MASSbuys EXPO - DCU Center, Worcester, MA.  Registration will open in January.

VENDOR TRAINING AND EVENTS:

July 24th - Webinar for Vendors - How to Register in COMMBUYS. This session will include a live walk-through of the registration process from start to finish, and will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions relating to all aspects of the registration process.  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm.  Register
July 25th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar. This training webinar will take you (the vendor) through the process of locating and replying to Bids (Solicitations) in COMMBUYS. As a vendor we understand the importance of being able to find and respond to bids in a timely fashion.   Register
July 29th - Small Business Purchasing Program Overview - Webinar. Learn about the Small Business Purchasing Program, see how to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS and enter a bid response.    Register
July 29th - Webinar for Vendors - How to Register in COMMBUYS. This session will include a live walk-through of the registration process from start to finish, and will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions relating to all aspects of the registration process.  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm.  Register
July 30th - Basic Supplier Diversity Plan (SDP) Overview Webinar.  Learn how to use your Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) certification to find opportunities for SDP Partnerships, and how to market as an SDP Participant to state entities.   Register
July 31st - Pre-Certification Workshop Boxborough.  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
July 31st - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids. This training will take you (the vendor) through the process of locating and replying to Bids (Solicitations) in COMMBUYS.  An overview of each step will be presented as well as a follow-up period with hands on exercises.  Register
August 5th - Webinar for Vendors - How to Register in COMMBUYS. This session will include a live walk-through of the registration process from start to finish, and will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions relating to all aspects of the registration process.  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm.  Register
August 7th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar. This training webinar will take you (the vendor) through the process of locating and replying to Bids (Solicitations) in COMMBUYS. As a vendor we understand the importance of being able to find and respond to bids in a timely fashion.   Register
August 13th  – Pre-Certification Workshop 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
August 15th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids. This training will take you (the vendor) through the process of locating and replying to Bids (Solicitations) in COMMBUYS.  An overview of each step will be presented as well as a follow-up period with hands on exercises.  Register
August 19th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids - Webinar. This training webinar will take you (the vendor) through the process of locating and replying to Bids (Solicitations) in COMMBUYS. As a vendor we understand the importance of being able to find and respond to bids in a timely fashion.   Register
August 20th - Basic Supplier Diversity Plan (SDP) Overview Webinar. Learn how to use your Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) certification to find opportunities for SDP Partnerships, and how to market as an SDP Participant to state entities.   Register
August 21st - Small Business Purchasing Program Overview - Webinar. Learn about the Small Business Purchasing Program, see how to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS and enter a bid response.   Register
August 27th - Locate and Respond to COMMBUYS Bids. This training will take you (the vendor) through the process of locating and replying to Bids (Solicitations) in COMMBUYS.  An overview of each step will be presented as well as a follow-up period with hands on exercises.  Register