As part of the Empire State Purchasing Group we will be able to save time and lower costs for both our agency and its vendors—which is important to us.
Rensselaer, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
City of Rensselaer announced today that it is has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a BidNet e-procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids.
Empire State Purchasing Group connects 2,562 departments from 167 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online. City of Rensselaer joined the Empire State Purchasing Group on August 1st, providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information for City of Rensselaer and all other participating agencies on the system.
City of Rensselaer invites all local vendors to join Empire State Purchasing Group and view its upcoming solicitations. Vendor benefits of registering on 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
“There are many benefits to participation in the procurement network and sharing resources with other agencies,” said Mayor Daniel J. Dwyer. “As part of the Empire State Purchasing Group we will be able to save time and lower costs for both our agency and its vendors—which is important to us.”
The network was developed and is powered by BidNet, an Albany, N.Y. company that manages 15 government purchasing groups nationwide through its e-procurement solution.
Vendors who provide goods and services can register for the system to receive bid opportunities from City of Rensselaer and the system’s other local agencies. Vendors register online at http://www.EmpireStateBidSystem.com.
“The online bid system is easy for our staff and vendors to use and improves process efficiency and transparency,” said Mayor Daniel J. Dwyer. “Our vendors have centralized access to bid opportunities from multiple agencies, while we benefit from increased vendor competition and process automation.”
About the City of Rensselaer:
Rensselaer is a city in Rensselaer County, New York, United States, and is located on the Hudson River directly opposite Albany. The name is from Kiliaen van Rensselaer, the original landowner of the region in New Netherland. Rensselaer is on the west border of the county. Earliest settlement occurred as early as 1628. The city has a rich industrial history stretching back to the 19th century, when it became a major railroad hub, a distinction which it maintains as the location of the 14th busiest Amtrak station. It was one of the earliest locations of the dye industry in the United States, and the first American location for the production of Aspirin.
About BidNet’s e-Procurement Solution:
BidNet’s e-procurement solution, SourceSuite and its numerous bid systems, provide more than 900 government agencies and 9,000 departments across the country supplier management, document distribution and audit and control tools. More information is available at http://www.SourceSuite.com.