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Register for buyer training

OSD offers training courses to assist buyers in understanding the procurement process as well as using COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth's online procurement platform.

Main Contact Information


Hours of Operation M-F 9am-5pm

TTY Line (617) 727-2716

The Details

What you need

To assist buyers in understanding the procurement process, as well as COMMBUYS, OSD has an array of courses and webcasts available.  Review the Buyer Schedule for more information about these courses and to register. 

COMMBUYS "On Demand" Drop-In Sessions

Drop-in sessions are designed for individuals who have attended COMMBUYS training but would like to receive follow-up, individualized support from one of OSD's trainers. To schedule your individual or small group drop-in session, complete the Buyer On-Site Training Request Form. Please note that all sessions are scheduled based on the availability of our staffing and resources.

Training Registration - Executive Department Employees
Unless otherwise noted, Commonwealth employees must register using PACE, the Commonwealth's Learning Management System. 

Training Registration - Municipalities and other Non-Executive State Department Personnel
 To register for most OSD training courses, you must create a profile in our learning management system, PACE. For assistance with creating your profile and finding PACE courses, access the Job Aid  for instructions.

Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program (SSCP) - Executive Agencies Only

The Strategic Sourcing Certificate Program is designed to identify essential strategic sourcing fundamentals that provide departments with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct effective procurements on behalf of their agencies. Learners build knowledge (component by component) by attending classes in a sequence that provides a framework of information, thus establishing a complete strategic sourcing picture. Upon graduating from the Program, students can effectively use the information on the job. The SSCP consists of five, one-day courses. During the year, the SSCP is offered at various locations across the Commonwealth.

For more information and to register: 

Strategic Sourcing Overview

SSCP Application - Section 31 - Boston

SSCP Application - Section 32 - Boston

SSCP Application - Section 33 - Lawrence


How to register




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


Hours of Operation M-F 9am-5pm

TTY Line (617) 727-2716


(617) 727-4527


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