MITN is available to all Michigan government agencies that want to enhance their procurement process. We may have just reached 100 agencies, but the need to save time and money will keep MITN growing for years to come.
Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet (IPT) announced that the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN) Purchasing Group has reached a significant benchmark. The number of local government agencies using the system to save on procurement costs now exceeds 100.
MITN (http://www.mitn.info) provides a resourceful online platform for local Michigan government agencies to streamline their procurement process and reduce costs, while making it easier for vendors to do business. The bid system connects 1,310 departments from 102 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online.
In collaboration with IPT, the cities of Birmingham, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Troy, Warren and Livingston County formed the MITN Purchasing Group in 2003. Participating member agencies in the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN) have now issued nearly 25,000 opportunities on the system. More than 100 local agencies, a number which is expected to grow, utilize the system’s enhanced features and benefits, which include:
- Community Discussion Forum
- Cooperative Purchasing Module
- Contract Database
- Electronic Bid Submission Capabilities
- Shared Information & Resources
- Expanded Vendor Database
- Regional & National Online Auctions
“MITN was created to eliminate redundancy and make it easier for government agencies to optimize their efficiency while cutting costs,” said Michael Lasley, Director of Central Services for founding member Farmington Hills. “Farmington Hills and other municipalities have ensured the success of MITN through their commitment to a statewide approach to local government procurement. Forming MITN has allowed local agencies to lower costs, save time and share resources.”
The e-procurement system provides Michigan purchasing professionals with greater process transparency, gives them the ability to leverage shared resources, and makes it easier for vendors to do business with local government in one online location. “Agencies save money and vendors get centralized access to local government bid opportunities,” said Dan Ansell, VP of IPT by BidNet. “Both vendors and agencies within the Michigan procurement cycle win.”
Michael Lasley added, “MITN is available to all Michigan government agencies that want to enhance their procurement process. We may have just reached 100 agencies, but the need to save time and money will keep MITN growing for years to come.”
About Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet:
Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet develops and manages online government purchasing systems, allowing for streamlined bidding, sharing of resources, and vendor management. They currently serve more than 800 government agencies, 8,000 purchasing officials, and more than 100,000 vendors through 15 e-procurement networks across the country. More information is available at http://www.iptbybidnet.com, or by calling 800-835-4603.