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COMMBUYS Vendor Registration

The State’s procurement and purchasing activity take place in COMMBUYS. Set up a COMMBUYS vendor profile to receive bid notices in your areas of interest, submit quotes, and potentially transact business with the State after winning a contract award.

COMMBUYS Help Desk

Phone

Open M-F 8am-5pm

The Details

What you need

Before registering your business in COMMBUYS, please take note of the following information:

  • Have your business’ legal name, address, email, and tax identification number readily available.
  • All vendors must select at least one United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) when setting up their vendor profile in COMMBUYS. UNSPSCs identify the goods/ services your business offers and vendors are notified when bid opportunities are posted in COMMBUYS that match their UNSPSC choices. Note that UNSPSCs may be updated at any time.
  • The individual holding the Seller Administrator role manages the vendor’s profile in COMMBUYS. When registering, Seller Administrators may check off the Seller role to receive and respond to bidding opportunities or may designate the Seller role to other staff.
  • Vendors have the opportunity to identify as a small business when registering in COMMBUYS by meeting certain qualifying criteria. The Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) supports the growth of the small businesses in Massachusetts by directing state spending for non-construction goods and services to SBPP-participating COMMBUYS vendors. Review the SBPP qualifications in the Related Links Section.

How to register

Go to www.commbuys.com and click the Register link to begin.  

 

Next steps

COMMBUYS Vendor Registration Assistance

Find a complete description of the registration process in the COMMBUYS Vendor Registration Job Aid or Webcast.

More info

COMMBUYS Vendor Registration FAQs

Q: Why am I being asked to change my password following registration?
A: Be advised that our security protocol requires you to change your password the first time you log into COMMBUYS. Going forward, you will be prompted you to change your password every 60 days. Passwords must be at least eight characters in length and contain at least one number and one letter.

Q: What if I want to update my profile?
A: Seller Administrators may update their vendor profile at any time. Go to Job Aids for Vendors and select COMMBUYS Seller Administrators for guidance.

Q: May I elect to have more than one email address for bid opportunity notifications?
A: Vendors only may specify one email address in their registration profile. If you would like multiple staff members to receive COMMBUYS notifications, we suggest creating a group distribution email so multiple individuals receive notifications.

Q: If I don’t apply for SBPP membership at the time of registration, may I apply at a later date?
A: Yes, get detailed instructions in the COMMBUYS Vendor Registration job aid.

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Contact

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One Ashburton Place, Room 1017, Boston, MA 02108-1552

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Open M-F 8am-5pm

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