Government agencies across Michigan are benefitting from simplifying the purchasing process.
Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 10, 2013
Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet (IPT) announced the MITN Purchasing Group will be holding a free webinar for Michigan government agency purchasing professionals titled ‘Simplify the Purchasing Process’.
The webinar scheduled for Tuesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. ET will present solutions to problems that many purchasing professionals are facing. Michael Lasley, the City of Farmington Hills Purchasing Director, and Janine Rossi of the MITN Purchasing Group will be co-hosts for the hour-long informational session.
The MITN Purchasing group includes 113 local Michigan government agencies and thousands of vendors. MITN delivers convenient, centralized online access to bid opportunities, reducing paperwork and making it easier for vendors to do business with local government. The bid system connects vendors to 1,407 departments, providing a notification system that gives instant access to Bids, RFPs, Quotes, Amendments and Awards online.
The webinar will present solutions to help purchasing professionals increase efficiency and transparency. Topics such as vendor competition, vendor management, document distribution, addendum tracking, shared resources and more will be discussed within the informative webinar with guest speaker Michael Lasley.
"Government agencies across Michigan are benefitting from simplifying the purchasing process," said Rossi. "Through this webinar, we hope to show local government organizations how they can increase their purchasing efficiency and transparency while also lowering costs through electronic document distribution, increased vendor management, audit and control."
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. The 113 participating Michigan government agencies in MITN have now issued nearly 30,000 opportunities on the system. The purchasing group features and benefits include:
- Cooperative Purchasing Module
- Contract Database
- Electronic Bid Submission Capabilities
- Shared Information & Resources
- Expanded Vendor Database
- Regional & National Online Auctions
Interested Michigan agencies can join the webinar by registering online. After signing up, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent. The session will be interactive and open to questions for the City of Farmington Hills Purchasing Director, Michael Lasley or the MITN Purchasing Group.
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.