City of St. Clair joins the MITN Purchasing Group for Tracking Bid Distribution

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The City of St. Clair 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.

City of St. Clair joins the MITN Purchasing Group

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 City of St. Clair 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 City of St. Clair invites all potential vendors to register online at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn to access their upcoming solicitations.

Prior to joining the MITN Purchasing Group, the City of St. Clair 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 City of St. Clair 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 Annette Sturdy, City Clerk of the City of St. Clair. “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 City of St. Clair invites all local vendors to receive access to its upcoming solicitations by joining the MITN Purchasing Group. Vendor benefits of registering on http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn include:

  • Centralized Location to Opportunities from all 188 Participating Agencies
  • Notification of Term – Contract Expiration
  • Bid Alerts Customized to the Vendors' Products or Services Provided
  • Full Customer Service Support

About the City of St. Clair:

The City of St. Clair is located in the Blue Water Area along the Eastern Shore of Michigan. The downtown area is aligned along the St. Clair River and Palmer Park which boasts the longest freshwater boardwalk in the world. St. Clair is the home of summer concerts, special events and offers unique shops, cafes and pubs.

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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