Michigan Works! Southeast Joins the MITN Purchasing Group for Automated Distribution

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Today Michigan Works! Southeast has officially joined BidNet's MITN Purchasing Group to help simplify their bid and RFP distribution process.

Michigan Works! Southeast joins MITN Purchasing Group

Michigan Works! Southeast joins MITN Purchasing Group

Posting the bid for an entire regional community of vendors to see will help us reach more variety of qualified local suppliers.

Today Michigan Works! Southeast has officially joined the MITN Purchasing Group to help simplify their bid and RFP distribution process. The MITN Purchasing Group is one of BidNet’s 49 regional purchasing groups throughout the country which offers participating local government agencies an e-procurement solution. Michigan Works! Southeast invites all vendors to register online with the MITN Purchasing Group to access its upcoming solicitations, http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn.

With the MITN Purchasing Group, vendors register to access one centralized location with opportunities from over 200 participating agencies throughout Michigan. By posting upcoming solicitations to the regional purchasing group rather than their website, Michigan Works! Southeast hopes to make it easier for more vendors to access their documents. They also hope to expand the reach of their solicitations to a more diverse vendor pool. Unlike the prior process of only publishing bids to a webpage, the MITN Purchasing Group provides a method to track all bid activity, including the details of vendors who have received or downloaded a bid.

“Sometimes distributing a bid on our site just isn’t enough,” says Maggie Flaherty, Administrative Services Manager of Michigan Works! Southeast. “Posting the bid for an entire regional community of vendors to see will help us reach more variety of qualified local suppliers. We like that with the MITN Purchasing Group we can quantifiably track the level of diversity.”

Michigan Works! Southeast invites all local vendors to http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn and register to receive access to its upcoming solicitations as well as the upcoming bids and RFPs from 221 other public agencies participating on the MITN Purchasing Group. Registered vendors also gain access to a team of experienced customer service support representatives and can upgrade their service to receive customized bid alerts, advanced notice of term contract expiration, and notification of a recently posted addendum.

About Michigan Works! Southeast:

Michigan Works! Southeast is part of a statewide network of organizations that contributes to the economic prosperity of our communities by developing a strong, talented workforce through creating connections to a better future. The agency serves businesses and jobseekers in the counties of Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Washtenaw.

About MITN Purchasing Group:

The 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 regional purchasing groups across all 50 states that are used by over 1,300 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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