Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority Joins the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN)

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Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority announced that it is has joined the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN), an online procurement system run by IPT by BidNet, that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids.

Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority Joins MITN Purchasing Group

Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority Joins MITN Purchasing Group

As part of the MITN Bid System we will be able to lower costs for both our agency and its vendors—which is critical in the current economic climate.

Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority announced today that it is has joined the Michigan Inter-governmental 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.

Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network connects 1,361 departments from 108 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online.

Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority joined the MITN Purchasing Group on April 10, 2013, providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information for Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority and all other participating agencies on the system.

Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority invites all local vendors to join MITN Purchasing Group to receive access to its upcoming solicitations. Vendor benefits of registering on http://www.mitn.info 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 Lloyd Lewis, director of the Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority. “As part of the MITN Bid System we will be able to lower costs for both our agency and its vendors—which is critical in the current economic climate,” Lewis added.

The MITN Bid System was developed and is maintained by IPT by BidNet, an Albany, New York company that manages 15 government purchasing groups throughout the country.

“It’s a win-win situation for our agency and its vendors—the vendors have free, centralized access to bid opportunities from multiple agencies, while we benefit from increased vendor competition and process automation,” Lewis said.

About Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority

The Multi Lake Water and Sewer Authority (MLWSA) is a Michigan municipal authority formed in 1994. The primary function of the MLWSA is to provide sanitary sewer collection services and waste water treatment for portions of four townships located in Washtenaw County and Livingston County, Michigan. The system includes the following components: 0.8 MGD waste water treatment plant, two submersible lift stations, two booster stations, two combination vacuum/pump stations, 1300 grinder pump stations, 140 vacuum pits, and approximately 45 miles of vacuum sewer and pressure sewer/force main.

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.

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