The goal of the Training Team is to assist vendors in doing business with the Commonwealth.  For vendors already on a contract, there are training available to help assist with making the most of the contract(s).  For vendors not on a contract, there are training opportunities available such as "Connecting Your Business with the Commonwealth."  

OSD publishes a Business Resource and Training Guide. Business Resource and Training Guide  pdf format of Business Course Catalog
 Business training are designed to inform and educate the business community about the procurement process. OSD Programs and Services include:  the Supplier Diversity Certification, Supplier Diversity Program and the Small Business Purchasing Program , as well as COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth's new electronic procurement system.

For current vendor training, refer to the schedule below.

Vendor Schedule pdf format of Vendor Schedule

Registration Information - Business Entities
To register – you may click on the link within the actual schedule, or go directly to the OSD Event Calendar.  If you are trying to register for a class not listed on this web site, please send an email to osdtraining@state.ma.us.

On-Site Training

In addition to scheduled courses, the Training Team is available to conduct on-site training as well as participate in your association's meeting or event.  If you are interested, please complete the Vendor On-Site Training Request Form. Please note that all sessions are scheduled based on our staffing and resources. 

Supplier Diversity Program Services & Events 

SDP provides services to all SDP constituents including departments, municipalities, contractors, and Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs).

 

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 mass.gov website for Weather Alerts.