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Register for an Instructor-led Business Development Session

Instructor-led sessions are offered continuously throughout the state. You may register electronically online, by mail, or by fax to attend any SDO session.

Businesses located outside the Commonwealth are required to take the precertification session by telephone. Please contact SDO to request an appointment for a telephone session.

If you operate a non-profit organization, you should not register for a session here. Instead, please contact the SDO office, or take our online session, paying particular attention to the tax status section.

Current session Offering List

"A Pre-Certification Session"
This is a required workshop for all businesses interested in applying for certification as a Minority, Woman, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. The workshop will include information about the regulations, qualifications, process, and other information needed to begin the certification process. This session will run for two hours.
"DCAMM Vertical Construction Contracting Prime & Sub-bidder Certification Workshops"
This workshop is geared to assisting the MBE/WBE community in becoming DCAM-certified. This program will cover the DCAM Certification Application requirements and the process for becoming certified as a Prime & Filed Subbidder for those interested in bidding on M.G.L. Chapter 149 and 149A building construction work in the Commonwealth.
Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth
The Operational Services Division offers this FREE workshop designed for businesses who are interested in learning how to do business with the State. This workshop includes: An Overview of OSD programs and services including, State and Federal Certification, Supplier Diversity Program (SDP), Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP), and a live demonstration of where to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS. Attendees will also learn about Statewide and Departmental Contracting procurement process and marketing to public entities.
MSBA Procurement Briefing (Accelerated Repair Program)
The MSBA is hosting a briefing on its current and upcoming procurements that may interest engineers, architects and project managers. The MSBA is conducting several procurements for qualified firms to receive assigned work to assist school districts on accelerated repair program projects (roofs, windows and boilers) as well as project-based consulting work for the MSBA.
OSD - Webinar - Basic Supplier Diversity Program Overview
This webinar targets Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBEs) that are SDO certified and federally certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (SDVOBEs) that are interested in learning how to use their certification in the state procurement process, find opportunities for SDP partnerships and market as an SDP participant to state entities.
OSD - Webinar - How to Submit an Effective Supplier Diversity Plan
The Operational Services Division requires a Supplier Diversity Plan Form for all large procurements ($150,000+) and Statewide Contracts. This webinar is for all bidders interested in learning how to submit an effective Plan. The webinar is designed to provide all bidders with the necessary information, resources and tools needed when submitting an effective Supplier Diversity Program Plan Form(s) 1, 2 & 3.
OSD MASSbuys Vendor Webinar
This webinar will cover how to market you exhibit booth before, during, and after the MASSbuys EXPO. Vendors will be provided tools and samples for promoting their business, create brand awarness to drive traffic to their booth and boost Statewide Contract sales.
 



The Pre-Certification
Session was very
informative and,
I might add, impressive.
The OSD/SDO session
really puts Massachusetts
in a leadership position
in the areas of
commitment to diversity
and making state
government truly
user-friendly.

David A. Bernat
Managing Director
Jackson Securities

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