Monroe-Woodbury Central School District Joins the Empire State Purchasing Group

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Monroe-Woodbury Central School District announced today that it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. BidNet’s Empire State Purchasing Group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from over 200 participating agencies from across New York.

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District joins Empire State Purchasing Group

By using the Empire State Purchasing Group, our valued vendors can now access not only our open bids, but those from other municipalities, counties and school districts throughout the state.

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District announced today that it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. BidNet’s Empire State Purchasing Group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from over 200 participating agencies from across New York. Monroe-Woodbury Central School District invites all potential vendors to register online by visiting http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york to access its upcoming solicitations.

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District joined the purchasing group in December. In joining, Monroe-Woodbury Central School District has become the 210th participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline the purchasing process. The Empire State Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local New York government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. Monroe-Woodbury Central School District was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the purchasing group. In joining, Monroe-Woodbury Central School District looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the Empire State Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york. Monroe-Woodbury Central School District invites all current vendors not already registered on the purchasing group to do so today. Vendor registration is easy and takes only a few minutes online.

Registered vendors can access bids, related documents, addendum and award information. In addition, the Empire State Purchasing Group offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda associated with those bids and advance notice of term contract expiration. A robust NIGP code category list allows vendors registering to find the correct codes and receive matched bids.

“By using the Empire State Purchasing Group, our valued vendors can now access not only our open bids, but those from other municipalities, counties and school districts throughout the state. In addition to the time savings we anticipate, our vendors will also benefit from registering in one location for all local bid opportunities. We invite all of our current vendors to register or contact the vendor support team with any questions,” stated Mr. Patrick Cahill, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Management Services of Monroe-Woodbury Central School District.

Vendors may register on the Empire State Purchasing Group: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york. BidNet’s vendor support team is available to answer any questions regarding the registration process or the purchasing group at 800-835-4603 option 2.

Other local New York government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Empire State Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About Monroe-Woodbury Central School District:

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is located approximately 45 miles north of New York City and geographically includes the towns of Monroe, Harriman, most of Woodbury and parts of Tuxedo, Chester and Blooming Grove. M-W serves a population of approximately 36,585 people with 65 percent employed outside the area. Its unique location in the “Lake Region” of Southern Orange County at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains offers the charm of a clean suburban/rural countryside within easy driving distance of New York City. The community has traditionally offered outstanding support for the school district. A quality education is a major community priority.

About the Empire State Purchasing Group:

The Empire State Purchasing Group is a part of BidNet’s regional purchasing groups available at no cost to local government agencies throughout the country. 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 21 regional purchasing groups used by over 1,200 local governments. To learn more and have your government agency gain better transparency and efficiency in purchasing, please visit https://www.bidnetdirect.com/buyers

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