Florida Purchasing Group provides a resourceful online platform for local Florida government agencies to streamline their procurement process & reduce costs, while making it easier for vendors to do business with local government
New Port Richey, Florida (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet (IPT) is expanding its statewide Florida Purchasing Group which enables local government agencies in Florida to save on procurement costs.
IPT’s statewide system, the Florida Purchasing Group (http://www.floridabidsystem.com) provides a resourceful online platform for local Florida government agencies to streamline their procurement process and reduce costs, while making it easier for vendors to do business with local government. The bid system connects 437 departments from 18 local Florida government agencies and provides a bid notification system giving vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online. Florida local government purchasing departments are looking for a more efficient process in the entire purchasing process. The Florida Purchasing Group is currently providing online demonstrations for local agencies wanting to improve upon vendor management, efficiency and fairness within its purchasing department.
Florida Purchasing Group features for purchasing departments and buyers include:
- Electronic Bid Creation, Quote Module
- Automatic Bid Tabulation
- Addendum & Award Notification
- Automated Vendor Registration & Management
- Shared Information & Resources including Centralized Bid Library
- Audit and Control Including Standardized Reporting
“The Florida Bid System updates make it even easier for counties and municipalities to optimize their efficiency while cutting costs,” stated Dan Ansell, VP of BidNet. “Pasco County and local agencies throughout Florida have ensured the success of the Florida Purchasing Group through their commitment to a statewide approach to local government procurement. Sharing resources allows local agencies to leverage knowledge and information from other high performing organizations throughout the state,” added Ansell.
In addition to providing the ability to leverage shared resources, the e-procurement system also provides Florida purchasing professionals greater process transparency and makes it easier for vendors to do business with multiple local governments in Florida using a centralized online bid system. Florida local government agency purchasing departments utilize the bid system to automate their bid processes and control the distribution of information to their suppliers. “The system has fully delivered on the promise of streamlining the process of distributing solicitations, while maintaining the integrity and principles of good, solid public procurement,” added Scott Stromer, Purchasing Director for the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and Agency Leader with the Florida Purchasing Group.
“Because solicitations are sent out at the same time, in the same manner, with the same information, there is no favoritism and all vendors are provided open and equal access to opportunities,” stated Stromer.
“The Florida Purchasing Group is now available, at no cost, to all Florida local governments looking to align themselves with other high performing counties, municipalities and school districts that are successfully using a system that facilitates cost savings, transparent procurement and one-stop access for the vendor community,” Stromer affirmed.
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 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.