March 3, 2020

Spring is just around the corner!

Below find links to the updated Statewide Contract Reference Guide and other news from the Operational Services Division (OSD). Please take a moment to look at the latest guide to familiarize yourself with all of OSD's offerings, including products and services to support your move into warmer weather - irrigation services, roofing services, and air conditioners, for example!

Consider using a Statewide Contract instead of going out to bid as we have more than 100 Statewide Contracts. If we don't have something you need, let us know.

Contact me if you have questions or if we may provide assistance.

Best regards,
Eric Murphy
Local Government Enablement Manager
Operational Services Division
Statewide Contract (SWC)
Reference Guide
Review the latest Statewide Contract Reference Guide to see the range of products and services offered on Statewide Contracts. This list is updated every two months.
PunchOut Catalog Launched for Lakeshore Learning Materials
PunchOut catalog purchasing now is available through Lakeshore Learning Materials under OFF45 - Art and Instructional School Supplies. Find products such as composition books, washable markers, chalk, finger paints, construction paper, scissors, and many more items.

Spring Is Around the Corner
Will you be needing any of the following services?
  • Landscaping
  • Tree Services
  • Irrigation System Services and Repairs
  • Outdoor Integrated Pest Management

Forty+ vendors support the FAC103 Landscaping Statewide Contract. Contact our vendors to discuss your requirements and get a quote.
Survey Feedback
FIR04 Buyer Experience and Needs Survey
Have you used or would you potentially use the FIR04 Public Safety Equipment, Supplies, Services and Repairs Statewide Contract?

We need your feedback!

The survey only has eight questions. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts.
Is Your Fuel Contract Coming Up for Renewal?
Many cities and towns use OSD's fuel contracts. Other communities, for a variety of reasons, have pursued different options and have contracts in place which are concluding in the next few months.

For those communities, we ask:

Why not give OSD the opportunity to compete for your business this time around?

Click here for some reasons to consider the state for your fuel needs.
Join a Sourcing Team!

  • Have a voice in the development of the new Public Safety Equipment contract. Email Dan Billings to express interest.
Vehicles in Lot
  • Sourcing Team members are needed to rebid the VEH98 Vehicles and VEH93 Heavy Duty Vehicles contracts. Contact David Sargeant.

OSD Procurement Schedule
As a public buyer, it's good to know what contracts are expiring, which may have been extended, and when new ones are planned.

On a monthly basis, OSD publishes a schedule that shows what procurement activity the state is planning. Easily find a link to the Procurement Schedule on the home page.

Review the Procurement Schedule for details.
The Local Government Enablement Team will have a table
at the following spring events.

March 10, 2020
MASBO Solutions Fair
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough
Booth 54

March 29-30, 2020
Mass School Library Association (MSLA) Annual Conference
Sheraton Framingham

April 8, 2020
Mass Chief of Police Annual Trade Show
Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough
Local Government Enablement Team
If you would like a Local Government Account Manager to visit you onsite, please reach out to
 Eric Murphy to schedule an appointment.
We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about the benefits of using Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS