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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, Veteran, 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.
Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth
The Operational Services Division offers this FREE two-hour-long workshop designed for businesses who are interested in learning how to do business with the State. This workshop includes: An overview of Statewide and Departmental Contracting procurement process and associated programs and services such as the Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) and the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP). Attendees will also learn about marketing to public entities and using COMMBUYS and other resources. In most cases, a COMMBUYS registration session follows the program.
 



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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