Southeast Michigan Council Of Governments Joins The MITN Purchasing Group

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The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments announced today that it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. BidNet’s MITN Purchasing Group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, and any addenda and award information from nearly 200 participating agencies across Michigan.

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments joins the MITN Purchasing Group

By using the MITN 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.

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments announced today that it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. BidNet’s MITN Purchasing Group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, and any addenda and award information from nearly 200 participating agencies across Michigan. The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments invites all potential vendors to register online by visiting http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn to access its upcoming solicitations.

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments joined the MITN Purchasing Group in January. In joining, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments has become the 186th participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline their purchasing process. The MITN Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local Michigan government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. In joining, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments looks to save time and increase their competition.

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the MITN Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn. The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments invites all current vendors not already registered on the MITN 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 MITN 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 MITN 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 Misty Jordan, Finance Manager of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

Vendors may register on the MITN Purchasing Group by visiting http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn. BidNet’s vendor support team is available to answer any questions regarding the registration process or the bid system at 800-835-4603 option 2.

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

About the Southeast Michigan Council of Government:

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) supports local planning through its technical, data, and intergovernmental resources. The work SEMCOG does improves the quality of the region's water, makes the transportation system safer and more efficient, revitalizes communities, and spurs economic development. To learn more about SEMCOG please visit http://www.semcog.org

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 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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