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The Operational Services Division currently has posted three Tradespersons Statewide Contract bid opportunities for a variety of trade services. They include the following categories:

Tradespersons Statewide Contract TRD01

Boilers – Drains – Electrical  – Fencing – General Contracting – Generator/Turbine  – Glass/Window/Doors – HVAC/Sheet Metal  – Painting  – Plumbing

 Link to the TRD01 Bid Opportunity in COMMBUYS

Attention Buyers!

The Operational Services Division is excited to announce the launch of TRD01 - the first of several Trades Statewide Contracts! Buyers may learn more about this new contract in the TRD01 Contract User Guide pdf format of TRD01
. This bid is set up for Open Enrollment and OSD anticipates accepting vendor responses through February 28, 2018. Refer your vendors!

Tradespersons Statewide Contract TRD02

Asphalt Paving – Carpentry – Excavation – Masonry – Septic

Link to the TRD02 Bid Opportunity in COMMBUYS

Tradespersons Statewide Contract TRD03

Elevator – Exhaust Services – Fire Prevention – Fire Suppression – Overhead Doors – Signage – Welding

Link to the TRD03 Bid Opportunity in COMMBUYS

Vendors are invited to submit a quote in COMMBUYS. TRD01 and TRD02 quote responses are being evaluated as they are received and qualified vendors are awarded a spot on the Statewide Contract. TRD03 evaluations begin on April 20.

An additional Tradespersons Statewide Contract (TRD04) is anticipated in the coming months. Stay tuned for further details.

 To be eligible to bid on this contract and to receive notices of bid opportunities, your firm must be registered as a vendor in COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s online eProcurement platform. Register in COMMBUYS today!

Create a Business Profile in COMMBUYS Free of Charge

Many state procurement and purchasing activities take place in COMMBUYS. Set up a COMMBUYS business profile to receive solicitation notices in your areas of interest; submit quotes; and, if awarded a contract, transact business with the Commonwealth’s buyers.

COMMBUYS Resources and Activities

  • Set up your business profile by registering at COMMBUYS.com.
  • Find COMMBUYS Registration Guidance here. Vendor registration assistance drop-in sessions are available. Select Access the Current Schedule below for details.
  • All businesses must select at least one United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) when setting up their business profile. UNSPSCs identify the goods/services your business offers and trigger email notifications when COMMBUYS bid opportunities match your business offerings. Vendors are encouraged to select any of the following UNSPSCs that align with their business and will have the opportunity to select others during registration:

TRD01
Boiler (72-15-10)

Drain (70-17-18)

Electrical (72-15-15)

Fencing (72-15-40)

General Contracting (72-11-11)

Generator/Turbines (72-15-43)

Glass/Window/Doors (72-15-24)

HVAC/Sheet Metal (72-15-12)

Painting (72-15-13)

Plumbing (72-15-11)

TRD02

Asphalt Paving (72-14-10)

Carpentry (72-15-23)

Excavation (72-15-00)

Masonry (72-15-19)

Septic (72-15-11)

TRD03

Elevator (72-10-15)

Exhaust Systems (40-10-15)

Fire Prevention (46-19-15)

Fire Suppression (46-19-16)

Overhead Doors (72-15-24)

Signage (72-15-40)

Welding (73-18-19)

After setting up your vendor profile, interested bidders must acknowledge the bid to receive future email updates from COMMBUYS.  To acknowledge the bid, login to COMMBUYS, navigate to the posting (Using the Advanced Search, enter TRD01, TRD02,or TRD03 in the Bid Description field), and select “Yes” on the Acknowledge Receipt and View Solicitation window.  

Reach COMMBUYS Help Desk staff: Email COMMBUYS@state.ma.us or call 888-627-8283 or 888-MA-STATE.

Quote Response Guidance

Your quote response must be submitted through COMMBUYS. Vendors are encouraged to use the Create a Quote in COMMBUYS job aid pdf format of How to Create a Quote in COMMBUYS
to navigate the quote submission process and may sign up to attend a COMMBUYS Training Session.

Access the Current Training Schedule pdf format of Vendor Schedule

Quote Submission Reminders:

  • General tab – Do not select “Is ‘No Bid’” on the General tab; this is intended for use only if you do not wish to submit a bid; award recommendation may not be made if this checkbox is selected.
  • Item tab – Select See Quote Attachment to be able to upload response documents on the Attachments tab. 
  • Attachments tab – Be sure to include all required documents as part of your response.
  • Terms and Conditions must be accepted to allow the quote submission.
  • Summary tab – Perform a final inspection of your quote to ensure:
    • The Bid Flag is set to “Yes”;
    • The Item(s) being bid indicate “See Quote Attachment(s) – Yes”;
    • All required documents have been uploaded.
  • Select Submit Quote after your review.

Contact the COMMBUYS Help Desk with questions:
commbuys@state.ma.us or
888-627-8283 (888-MA-STATE).