The bid system connects 2,156 departments from 139 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system giving vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online.
Albany, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet (IPT) launches statewide Empire State Purchasing Group enabling local government agencies in New York to save on procurement costs.
IPT united five separate regional bid systems into a further enhanced statewide system, the Empire State Purchasing Group (http://www.empirestatebidsystem.com) which provides a resourceful online platform for local New York government agencies to streamline their procurement process and reduce costs, while making it easier for vendors to do business with the government. The bid system connects 2,156 departments from 139 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system giving vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online.
Expansion to the New York local governments’ e-procurement system features & benefits include:
- Community Discussion Forum
- Cooperative Purchasing Module
- Contract Database
- Electronic Bid Submission Capabilities
- Shared Information & Resources
- Expanded Vendor Database
“Uniting five regionalized New York Bid Systems make it even easier for counties and municipalities to optimize their efficiency while cutting costs,” stated Dan Ansell, VP of BidNet. “Rockland County and other municipalities have ensured the success of the Empire State Purchasing Group through their commitment to a statewide approach to local government procurement. The Cooperative Purchasing feature is especially helpful to lower costs through aggregated quantities with other local agencies for higher volume purchases,” added Paul Brennan, Rockland County's Director of Purchasing and Agency leader with the Empire State Purchasing Group.
In addition to providing the ability to leverage shared resources, the e-procurement system also provides New York purchasing professionals greater process transparency and makes it easier for vendors to do business with local government within New York in one online location. “Agencies save money and vendors get centralized access to local government bid opportunities; both vendors and agencies within the New York procurement cycle win,” Ansell explained.
“The Empire State Purchasing Group is now available to all local New York agencies to join the community of county, municipal and school districts already utilizing the enhanced e-procurement process providing cost savings, transparent procurement and improved services to the vendor community by taking advantage of Rockland County’s piggyback agreement as per RFP-RC-2010-014” Brennan added.
About Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet:
Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet develops and manages online government purchasing systems, allowing for streamlined bidding, sharing of resources, and vendor management. They currently serve more than 700 government agencies, 8,000 purchasing officials, and more than 100,000 vendors through 15 e-procurement networks across the country. More information is available at http://www.iptbybidnet.com, or by calling 800-835-4603.