It’s a successful solution for our school district and its vendors—the vendors have free, centralized access to bid opportunities from multiple local agencies, while we benefit from increased vendor competition along with process automation.
Southampton, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
Southampton UFSD announced today that it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a BidNet online procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids.
The Empire State Purchasing Group connects 2,453 departments from 158 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFPs, Quotes and Amendments online. Southampton UFSD joined the Empire State Purchasing Group on Feb. 5, providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information for Southampton UFSD and all other participating agencies on the system.
The online purchasing group was developed and is maintained by BidNet’s e-procurement solution, SourceSuite. BidNet manages 15 government purchasing groups throughout the country providing over 900 counties, municipalities and school districts a purchasing and vendor management solution.
Southampton UFSD invites all local vendors to join the Empire State Purchasing Group to receive access to its upcoming solicitations. Vendor benefits of registering on the Empire State Purchasing Group 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
Vendors who provide goods and services can register for the system to receive bid opportunities from Southampton UFSD and the system’s other local agencies. “It’s a successful solution for our school district and its vendors—the vendors have free, centralized access to bid opportunities from multiple local agencies, while we benefit from increased vendor competition along with process automation,” said Danielle Leef, Purchasing Agent, Southampton UFSD.
Registration is open to vendors online by visiting http://www.empirestatebidsystem.com.
About Southampton UFSD:
Enrollment of 1,704 makes Southampton UFSD the 320th of the 680 school districts in New York. Southampton School District, in partnership with our diverse community, will educate students in a safe, supportive environment and equip them with the knowledge, values and skills to become responsible citizens in a dynamic global society.
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.