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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.

Training Contact Information


Open 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-Site 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.

How to register

Executive Department Employees

Unless otherwise noted, Commonwealth employees must register using PACE, the Commonwealth's Learning Management System. If you need assistance print this Job Aid and follow the instructions.

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 our Job Aid that will give you step-by-step instructions.

Next steps

  1. PACE Website

  2. Learn more about how to log into the PACE System

  3. New Users Watch the PACE Webcast

More info

Inclement Weather – 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 public schools are closed in the city where the session is being conducted due to inclement weather.

If you are registered for training on a stormy day, please check your local weather forecasts and the website for Weather Alerts. The Massachusetts Alerts app is currently available for iOS (Apple) and Android platforms. Download it today by searching for "Massachusetts Alerts" on the App Store or Android Market.



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

Open M-F 9am-5pm

TTY Line (617) 727-2716
Fax (617) 727-4527


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