The MITN Purchasing Group Sees Growth in 2013

The MITN Purchasing Group (http://www.mitn.info), a bid system powered by BidNet, has seen significant growth in 2013. Since announcing its exceeding of 100 government agencies last January, the purchasing group has added 22 additional government buying partners and 134 purchasing departments.

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MITN Purchasing Group: 100 Agencies and Counting

The MITN Purchasing Group has seen significant growth through 2013.

The online system is easy for our staff and vendors to use, while minimizing costs, improving process efficiency and transparency.

Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) December 12, 2013

The MITN Purchasing Group, a bid system powered by BidNet, has seen significant growth in 2013. Since announcing its exceeding of 100 government agencies last January, the purchasing group has added 22 additional government buying partners and 134 purchasing departments.

The MITN Purchasing Group (http://www.mitn.info) connects Michigan local government bid opportunities with suppliers on a centralized, web-based purchasing platform. The bid system streamlines the procurement process, cutting costs and saving time for public purchasing professionals, while making it easier for vendors to do business with local Michigan government buying organizations.

BidNet’s e-procurement solution, SourceSuite, manages the MITN Purchasing Group, along with 14 other regional bid systems located through the United States. SourceSuite provides over 900 buying organizations with a purchasing and vendor management solution through its online private and regional bid systems.

Currently, the MITN Purchasing Group connects 1,444 purchasing departments from 122 local Michigan government agencies. Those added in 2013 include the Cities of Eastpoint and Oak Park, Farmington Public Schools, Grand Traverse County and Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Participating Michigan agencies have issued nearly 3,000 RFPs and 1,100 quotes on the purchasing system in the past year.

Suppliers looking to do business with local Michigan government agencies can register on the MITN Bid System to receive bid opportunities from local Michigan buying organizations including Farmington Public Schools. “The online system is easy for our staff and vendors to use, while minimizing costs, improving process efficiency and transparency,” said Julie Yelick, Farmington Public Schools Purchasing Supervisor. Vendors register online at http://www.mitn.info.

The bid system features and benefits for suppliers include:

  • Real-Time Notification of Targeted Bid Opportunities
  • Advanced Notice of Term Contracts
  • 24-hour access to Local Michigan Government Opportunities
  • Reliable and Timely Delivery of RFPs, Bids, Addenda and Documents
  • Full Customer Service Support

“The benefits to participation in the procurement network and sharing resources with other agencies are tremendous,” Yelick said. “As part of the MITN Bid System we are able to lower costs for both our agency and its vendors—which is critical in the current economic climate.”

Michigan local government agencies, special districts and non-profits may contact BidNet’s procurement team for information on joining the MITN Purchasing Group.

About BidNet’s e-Procurement Solution:

BidNet’s e-procurement solution, SourceSuite, helps more than 900 buying organizations across the country with its supplier management, document distribution and audit and control tools. SourceSuite offers a configurable solution to purchasing departments in a variety of industries. More information is available at http://www.sourcesuite.com or by calling 800-835-4603.


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