October 14, 2016
Collaborative Purchasing Training

The MSBA hosted a new outreach effort to support school districts. We have been reviewing school furniture purchases and exploring ways to maximize value for FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment). Many districts are outfitting their new schools with similar type furniture and might benefit by a group purchase of certain items. The goal of the training was to share information about product lines and sourcing information; and to help districts save money by exploring procurement methods to achieve reduced unit cost. The training was held at Franklin High School on Thursday, August 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information on the training please see the helpful links below. 

Highlights of the seminar on Aug 18th

Seminar Agenda

MSBA Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Seminar presentation

RFR issued for Higgins School furniture

OIG Presentation

MHEC FF&E Collaborative Purchasing presentation

OSD Presentation

April 13, 2016
Executive Director Jack McCarthy presented to the ACEC State Markets Conference on April 13, 2016

Executive Director/Deputy CEO Jack McCarthy presented to the American Council of Engineering Companies ("ACEC") 14th Annual State Markets Conference in Waltham on April 13, 2016. The presentation included an overview of the MSBA and its processes, and focused on information about our Statements of Interest, projects heading toward consultant selection, and the MSBA's intensive quality assurance commissioning program.