City of Cripple Creek Joins the Rocky Mountain Purchasing Group

The City of Cripple Creek announced its joining a BidNet e-procurement system, the Rocky Mountain Bid System (http://www.rockymountainbidsystem.com). The purchasing group, designed for Colorado and Wyoming public procurement officials, provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids.

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The City of Cripple Creek Announced its Joining of the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System

The bid system is easy for us and vendors to use, while minimizing costs, improving process efficiency and transparency.

Cripple Creek, CO (PRWEB) January 31, 2014

The City of Cripple Creek announced today that it is has joined the Rocky Mountain Bid System, a BidNet e-procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids.

The Rocky Mountain Bid System connects 1,520 departments from 100 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online. The City of Cripple Creek joined Rocky Mountain Bid System on Jan. 31, providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information for its solicitation postings and all other participating agencies on the system.

The City of Cripple Creek invites all local vendors to access its upcoming solicitations by joining Rocky Mountain Bid System. Vendor benefits of registering on Rocky Mountain 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

“Participating in the procurement network and sharing resources with other agencies are tremendous,” said Ted Schweitzer, City of Cripple Creek Director of Transportation. “Our organization will be able to lower costs and reach more local vendors.”

The network was developed and is powered by BidNet’s e-procurement solution, SourceSuite, an Albany, N.Y. service that manages 15 government purchasing groups nationwide.

Vendors who provide goods and services can register for the system to receive bid opportunities from City of Cripple Creek and the system’s other local agencies. Vendors register online at http://www.rockymountainbidsystem.com.

“The bid system is easy for us and vendors to use, while minimizing costs, improving process efficiency and transparency,” Schweitzer said. “We benefit from increased vendor competition and process automation and our vendors gain access to other local government agencies business opportunities.”

About the City of Cripple Creek:

Cripple Creek played an integral role in the rich heritage of Colorado. The first homesteaders arrived here in the mid-1800s. In 1890, a ranch hand named Bob Womack discovered gold and Cripple Creek changed forever. By 1900, more than 50,000 people called the gold camp home. When the golden era ended in 1918, more than $300 million in gold had been mined in what would be the last great gold rush in North America. By the 1920s, only about 40 mines remained, but two decades later, in the 1940s, the town began to promote itself as a tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. In 1991, the town was opened to limited-stakes gaming. Today, the venerable gold camp has reinvented itself as a full-service tourist destination, all the while preserving and showcasing its rich history.

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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