The Operational Services Division’s (OSD) Conducting Best Value Procurement Handbook provides guidance to Executive Departments on conducting competitive procurements, purchasing, and contract management requirements for goods and services, including use of the COMMBUYS.
OSD helps companies do business with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by providing guidance on becoming a seller, exploring opportunities for women- or minority-owned businesses, and more.
Contract User Guides make it easier for all buyers to understand the key aspects of each Statewide Contract, enabling them to make informed purchasing decisions and place orders in COMMBUYS.
The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) of the Operational Services Division (OSD), certifies diverse businesses and also manages several business programs that help enhance the marketability of small and diverse businesses when they bid on public contracts.
Departments must periodically assess their inventories of equipment, supplies, and materials with the exclusion of land and buildings. Surplus property includes office equipment and furniture, clothing, vehicles, and building materials.
The Operational Services Division sets the tuition prices for approved private special education programs.
The UFR is the financial statements and schedules required to be filed by human and social service organizations that deliver services to the Commonwealth's vulnerable consumers via contracts with the state.
Statewide Contracts established by the Operational Services Division offer state-negotiated pricing and other tangible benefits, such as prompt pay discounts, bulk purchase pricing, and extended warranties, among others.
COMMBUYS, the State’s online procurement platform, links public purchasers in search of products and services with vendors who are able to provide them.
Commonwealth Print Services (CPS) is a full-service, in-house print shop available to all Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches; Municipalities; eligible entities; and the general public.
Learn how to request public records from the Operational Services Division
The Office of Vehicle Management (OVM), a unit of the Operational Services Division, oversees the Commonwealth’s Executive Branch fleet vehicles used by authorized Executive Department personnel while conducting state business.
The goal of the EPP Program is to use the Commonwealth's purchasing power to reduce the environmental and public health impact of state government purchases.