Charter Township of Highland Joins the MITN Purchasing Group for Tracking Bid Distribution

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The Charter Township of Highland officially announced today it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group, an e-sourcing solution from BidNet that provides nearly 200 local government agencies throughout Michigan a solution for bid and vendor management.

Charter Township of Highland joins MITN Purchasing Group

With the MITN Purchasing Group we can even see whether or not a vendor downloading our bids is a minority business, small business, or local. This level of tracking, both pre-and post-award, was just not possible from our website and is very helpful for auditing and showing due diligence.

The Charter Township of Highland officially announced today it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group, an e-sourcing solution from BidNet that provides nearly 200 local government agencies throughout Michigan a solution for bid and vendor management. The Charter Township of Highland invites all potential vendors to register online with http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn to access its upcoming solicitations.

Prior to joining the MITN Purchasing Group, the Charter Township of Highland published solicitations directly to their own website. This process will continue with notices, but all vendors must register to the MITN Purchasing Group to download documents and view the full solicitation details. By publishing future solicitations on the MITN Purchasing Group, the Charter Township of Highland will be able to track every step of the process and have a much more transparent bid process. Participating government agencies using the MITN Purchasing Group can track full business details of the vendors who view an RFP, which ones download the related documents, and if needed, whether they saw an addendum.

“With the MITN Purchasing Group we can even see whether or not a vendor downloading our bids is a minority business, small business, or local,” says Tami Flowers, Township Clerk of Charter Township of Highland. “This level of tracking, both pre-and post-award, was just not possible from our website and is very helpful for auditing and showing due diligence.”

The Charter Township of Highland invites all local vendors to receive access to its upcoming solicitations by joining the MITN Purchasing Group. The vendor benefits of registering on http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn include:

  • Centralized Location to Opportunities from all 179 Participating Agencies
  • Notification of Term –Contract Expiration
  • Bid Alerts Customized to the Vendors' Products or Services Provided
  • Full Customer Service Support

About the Charter Township of Highland:

Highland Township is located on the western border of Oakland County astride M-59, the major east-west highway. The Township is a mix of rural, suburban and lake living, with state recreation lands and more than twenty-five lakes.

About the MITN Purchasing Group:

The MITN Purchasing Group is a part of BidNet’s regional purchasing groups available at no cost to local government agencies. With years of input from procurement professionals, BidNet specifically developed the bid system to fill the need for a robust bid and supplier management solution for local government agencies. BidNet runs regional purchasing groups throughout the country used by nearly 1,200 local government agencies. To learn more about the features and modules available to government agencies, please visit http://www.SourceSuite.com

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