The Operational Services Division (OSD) offers resources and guidance for obtaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help combat the COVID-19 virus using OSD’s Statewide Contracts.
COVID-19 Statewide Contract Resources for PPE
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division (OSD), is providing the following information for all Executive Department buyers and other Eligible Entities in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the Commonwealth’s need for certain personal protective equipment (PPE) to help mitigate the impact of the virus.
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PPE List of Vendors
Download the list of Statewide Contract Vendors who have indicated they are able to fulfill orders for PPE from Executive Departments and other Eligible Entities.
Please check the link often as the spreadsheet is being updated daily.
DESE K-12 Health Safety Supply/PPE Program
Through a joint venture with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Operational Services Division launched the DESE K-12 Health Safety Supply/PPE Program to facilitate the purchase of safety/PPE supplies.
PLEASE NOTE: Though the intended audience for these resources is schools, all organizations eligible to use SWCs may use them. Link to the DESE User Guide and Price Summary Sheet in COMMBUYS.
School Building Design and Operations Consulting Services
The Facilities and Operations Technical Assistance Services category through PRF61 provides a selection of vendors with extensive experience in school facilities space planning, design, and assessment, including HVAC. Although these services were targeted to schools, all buyers have access to these consulting services. Link here for more information.
During the course of the COVID-19 crisis, OSD provided guidance to Executive Departments and other eligible entities regarding the availability and ordering processes for PPE items.
- April 15, COVID-19 Goods and Services Update
- March 18, COVID-19 Goods and Services Update
- March 12, Acquisition by State Agencies of Goods and Services for COVID-19 Mitigations
Local Government and Other Eligible Entities
- March 23, COVID-19 - Municipal Guidance Update/Clarification
- March 13, COVID-19 - Municipal Guidance Update/Clarification