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Blog Post  Local Government Enablement Team Working with MA Schools

  • Operational Services Division

In April, the Local Government Enablement Team met with 46 school districts to discuss their short- and long-term purchasing needs. Through these productive discussions, the team uncovered that schools generally find what they need on Statewide Contract and many, if not most, schools look to maximize their use of Statewide Contracts to simplify their purchasing requirements.

Client Feedback
Patricia Burke is one of our Local Government Enablement Managers. Two of her clients recently shared their thoughts about working with the Operational Services Division:

Paul A. Livingston, PhD, Interim Business Manager, Randolph Public Schools; Retired Superintendent: “OSD State Contracts and Procurement processes have added tremendous value by saving not only money but also time for the business practices of the Randolph Public Schools. Beyond the actual information and technology provided, I must add that their staff and telephone support is truly outstanding. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and very efficient and easy to work with – in the top 5% of MA State Offices I have worked with during my 40-year career in the Commonwealth.”

Carl Walker, Procurement Officer, Brockton Public Schools: “I am writing to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for your outstanding work as a Local Government Enablement Manager. Your deep understanding of the challenges we face and your ability to provide innovative solutions have made a significant impact on our school system and our community. Your efforts have helped us to streamline our procurement processes, improve our efficiency, and save costs. Additionally, Brockton Public Schools use COMMBUYS to ensure compliance, improve efficiency, save costs, and increase transparency in the procurement process.”

The Local Government team is available to meet with schools, cities and towns, housing authorities, and other municipal organizations to discuss their purchasing needs and identify contract solutions. Reach the Local Government team at

Contact the OSD Help Desk at 888-MA-State (627-8283).


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