The State buys virtually every product or service that a public entity might need to conduct their business or carry out their mission:
  • Products include copy paper, pencils and personal computers; vehicles, tires and fuel; building materials; medical supplies and food products; and thousands of others.
  • Services include trade persons for general repair and maintenance, like electricians, plumbers, and locksmiths; financial professionals, like actuaries, accountants, statisticians; human resource professionals, like temporary staff, foreign language interpreters, trainers; legal professionals, like tax attorney, court reporters, and title examiners; and numerous others.

Under procurement laws, solicitations resulting in Statewide contracts are:

  • Required for use by every Executive Branch department in Massachusetts; and,

  • Available for use by every eligible public entity within the borders of Massachusetts, and in most cases allow purchasing by other states.

All Statewide contracts organized in relation to a dozen such as Facilities, Food/Groceries Supply and Services, or Office Equipment, Supply and Services.

To find out if the state seeks to purchase under a Statewide contract what you are selling, please use the COMMBUYS Contract and Bid Search engine and choose   the Bids radio button and then select the Statewide  Solicitation  drop down, or Select  the Contract/Blanket radio button and select Statewide Contract drop down Type Code.

To find out if other agencies or political sub-divisions seek to purchase what you are selling under their own, non-statewide contracts please use COMMBUYS Contract and Bid Search engine and choose the Bids radio button and then select the Non - Statewide Solicitation drop down in the type code field, or Select the Contract/Blanket radio button and select Non - Statewide Contract drop down in the type code.

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