Once a Statewide Contractor has signed a Statewide Contract, the potential market for their commodities and services is extensive. All Executive Departments are required to use Statewide Contracts for their purchases if the goods/services they seek are available on a Statewide Contract. In addition, many other public and quasi-public entities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are eligible, though not required, to use Statewide Contracts. This page provides detailed information on prospective Contract users.
Types of Organizations that Can Use Statewide Contracts
Below is a complete list of the types of organizations generally allowed to use statewide contracts. Some eligible entities, such as cities and towns, may need to execute their own contract documents, as appropriate; however, they are not required to conduct a separate competitive procurement since all statewide contracts are the result of a competitive process. Some statewide contracts may be open to additional organizations, and some are more restricted in usage. The “Issuers” tab on Comm-PASS will list the types of organizations able to use a specific statewide contract.
•Cities, towns, districts, counties and other political subdivisions
•Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, including all departments and elected offices therein
•Independent public authorities, commissions, and quasi-public agencies
•Local public libraries, public school districts, and charter schools
•Public hospitals owned by the Commonwealth
•Public institutions of higher education
•Public purchasing cooperatives
•Non-profit, UFR-certified organizations that are doing business with the Commonwealth, pursuant to the Purchase of Service Providers
•Other states and territories with no prior approval by the State Purchasing Agent required
•Other entities when designated in writing by the State Purchasing Agent
Lists of Organizations (Some Including Contact Information)
The links below provide more specific information on some of the organizations eligible to use Statewide Contracts, including, in many cases, contact information for the organizations.
Here is an alphabetical list of all Massachusetts government agencies. All of these may use statewide contracts, but only Executive Departments are required to use statewide contracts if the goods/services they seek are available on a statewide contract. To see just the Executive Departments, view the websites for each of the Executive Offices listed here to see which Executive Departments are located within each Executive Office.
The Division of Local Services online directory provides addresses and contact information for officials in Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns. It is not necessary to log in to view the information. Officials listed vary from one municipality to another, but may include the city clerk, data processing, accounting and budget staff, as well as a variety of other roles.
The Department of Education's website provides detailed information on public elementary and secondary schools, including address and contact information. It is maintained by the Department of Education.
This web page, maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, contains links to all Public Higher Education Campuses in the Commonwealth.
This webpage contains a list of human and social service contractors eligible to buy goods and services from statewide contracts. A list of additional non-profit entities is forthcoming and will be posted on the Non-Profit Purchasing Programs page when available.
This website provides a list of over 200 local Housing Authorities from across the Commonwealth.