In addition to scheduled courses, the Training, Outreach and Marketing Team is available to conduct on-site training or participate in your association's meeting or event, based on staffing and resources. If you are interested, please complete the Onsite Training Request Form pdf format of Onsite Training Request Form

Sellers/Business Entities

Business Resource and Training Guide pdf format of Business Course Catalog
 Business trainings are designed to inform and educate the business community about the procurement process, OSD programs and services for the business community such as Supplier Diversity Certification, Supplier Diversity Program and the Small Business Purchasing Program as well as COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth's new electronic procurement system.

Seller Schedule Winter 2015 pdf format of Seller Schedule

Registration Information - Business Entities
Please register for Business courses via the OSD On-Line Registration Application Be sure to include your email address on the registration form to receive session notifications. If you are trying to register for a class not listed on this web site, please send an email to


Training Buyer Catalog pdf format of Buyer Catalog
OSD offers a wide variety of topics under the 801 CMR 21.00 procurement regulations, including procurement policy, OSD's programs and services, Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth's new procurement system.

Buyer Schedule Winter 2015 pdf format of Buyer Schedule

Registration Information - Executive Branch
Staff of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must register using the Commonwealth's Learning Management System, PACE. If you need assistance print out this Job Aid and follow the instructions. If you do not see your agency listed on the PACE login page, please register through the HRD PACE link.

Registration Information - Municipalities and other eligible Public Entities Staff must use PACE to register for classes please use the PACE JobAid Municipalities doc format of login_muni.doc

Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program

The Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program is designed to identify essential strategic sourcing fundamentals that provide departments with the necessary skill and knowledge to conduct effective procurement on behalf of their agencies. The program is structured in a sequence which enables the learner to build knowledge component by component through attending classes which provide a framework of information that provides a complete strategic sourcing picture, the student can effectively use the information on the job. The certificate program consists of five one-day module courses per section. Classes will be offered at locations across the Commonwealth, to enroll in the program please complete the application and return to OSD.

Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Overview pdf format of Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Overview
 Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Schedule pdf format of Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Schedule
Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Application pdf format of Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program Application

 Training Snow Day Cancellation Policy
Training will be cancelled if any of the following occur:

  1. Non-essential government workers have been advised to stay home or if the State Office Buildings are closed due to inclement weather.
  2. If the training is conducted in Boston and Boston Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
  3. If the public schools where the session is being conducted is closed due to inclement weather.

If you are registered for training on a snow day, please check your local weather forecasts and the website for Weather Alerts.