The City of Ecorse Joins Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN)

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The City of Ecorse announced today that it is has joined the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN), an online procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids.

MITN Purchasing Group reaches over 100 Agencies

“I know that there would have been several bids had the City been a part of the MITN group last year. As part of the MITN Purchasing Group we will be able make a difference this year and increase vendor participation,” Openlander added.

The City of Ecorse announced today that it is has joined the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN), an online procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids.

MITN Purchasing Group connects 1,336 departments from 105 local Michigan government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online.

The City of Ecorse joined the MITN Purchasing Group on January 30, 2013, providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information for the City of Ecorse and all other participating local Michigan government agencies on the system.

The City of Ecorse invites all local vendors to join the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network to receive access to its upcoming solicitations. Vendor benefits of registering on the MITN Bid System include:

  • 24-hour access to local government opportunities
  • Notification customized to the vendors’ products or services provided
  • Reliable and timely delivery of notifications, addendums and documents
  • Advanced notification of Term-Contracts
  • E-Bid and E-Quote Submission

“The benefits to participation in the procurement network and sharing resources with other agencies are tremendous”, said John Openlander, City Administrator of the City of Ecorse. Last year, the City of Ecorse received no bids on a street paving project. “I know that there would have been several bids had the City been a part of the MITN group last year. As part of the MITN Purchasing Group we will be able make a difference this year and increase vendor participation,” Openlander added.

The MITN bid network was developed and is maintained by IPT by BidNet, which manages 15 local government purchasing groups throughout the country.

Vendors who provide goods and services can register for the system to receive bid opportunities from the City of Ecorse and the system’s other local Michigan government agencies. “The online purchasing system is easy for our staff and vendors to use, while improving process efficiency and effectiveness,” said Openlander. Vendors can register online at http://www.MITN.info to receive bid opportunities from the 105 MITN participating agencies.

About Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet:

Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet develops and manages online government purchasing systems, including MITN Purchasing Group, allowing for streamlined bidding, sharing of resources, and vendor management. They currently serve more than 700 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.

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