The City of the Village of Clarkston joins the MITN Purchasing Group

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The City of the Village of Clarkston 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.

The City of the Village of Clarkston 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 City of the Village of Clarkston 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 from across Michigan. The City of the Village of Clarkston invites all potential vendors to register online with the MITN Purchasing Group to access its upcoming solicitations by visiting https://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn.

The City of the Village of Clarkston joined the purchasing group in May. In joining, the City of the Village of Clarkston has become the 197th 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 the costs and time delays associated with their procurement process. The City of the Village of Clarkston was distributing bids and managing their procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, the City of the Village of Clarkston looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The City of the Village of Clarkston 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 City of The Village of Clarkston 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 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 Jonathan Smith, City Manager of the City of the Village of Clarkston.

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 City of the Village of Clarkston:

The City of the Village of Clarkston is located in Oakland County in southeast Michigan. It is a small community of about 450 homes (950 residents) and 2 dozen businesses. Clarkston is an historic community, with roots extending back to the early 1800's. In fact, much of the Village is protected by a Federal Historic District. The City is governed by a Mayor, City Council and office staff.

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 30 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 http://www.bidnetdirect.com/buyers

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