BidNet Direct Expands the Rhode Island Purchasing Group

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BidNet Direct announces that the City of Newport and 14 other local government entities are now utilizing the Rhode Island Purchasing Group.

BidNet Direct Expands the Rhode Island Purchasing Group

Through a competitive bid process, we selected BidNet Direct because it was the most robust solution with tools for not only our team, but our fellow purchasing peers throughout Rhode Island.

BidNet Direct announces that the City of Newport and 14 other local government entities are now utilizing the Rhode Island Purchasing Group. The City of Newport spearheaded the transition to the online procurement solution which provides an efficient way for companies to do business with local government agencies throughout Rhode Island. This expanding purchasing group provides a central location for government contractors to access bids, quotes and RFPs posted directly by a growing list of participating, public buying organizations. Vendors looking to increase government contract opportunities are encouraged to visit http://www.bidnetdirect.com/rhode-island to register for access to upcoming solicitations.

The Rhode Island agencies that have recently joined this year include the cities of Central Falls, East Providence, Newport, Providence, Warwick, Barrington Public Schools, Providence Public Schools, South Kingstown Public Schools, Westerly Public Schools, and the Towns of Jamestown, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Scituate, South Kingstown, and Westerly.

“We are very excited with this partnership with so many local government agencies within Rhode Island. The growth of the Rhode Island Purchasing Group is a momentous occasion both for the participating agency partners and suppliers looking to do business with government,” says Mark Eigenbauer, President of Strategic Sourcing. “We believe the future holds abundant opportunities throughout the state of Rhode Island for years to come,” he continued.

Vendors that are interested in expanding their government business in Rhode Island are able to self-register with the Rhode Island Purchasing Group at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/rhode-island to gain access to all bids, quotes, RFPs, related documents, addendum, and award information from participating agencies throughout the state.

“The 15 agencies who have recently joined the new sourcing platform now have access to great sourcing tools, such as electronic bid submission and automatic tabulation,” said Erin Mulligan, Purchasing Agent for the City of Newport. “Through a competitive bid process, we selected BidNet Direct because it was the most robust solution with tools for not only our team, but our fellow purchasing peers throughout Rhode Island. We are looking forward to continued growth with surrounding cities, school districts and counties and of course, our growing vendor community,” she continued.

The Rhode Island Purchasing Group also is open to all counties, municipalities, school districts, nonprofits and special districts from throughout the state looking to streamline their purchasing process. The Rhode Island Purchasing Group is a complete sourcing solution that includes time-saving features for purchasing professionals to publish, distribute, amend, track and award solicitations as well as manage contracts and evaluate vendor performance. In addition, the solution helps facilitate local government collaboration, resulting in a shared bid library and vendor database, increased vendor competition, lower cost of goods, and expanded outreach to local vendors.

Any public purchasing professionals in Rhode Island interested in learning more about the benefits of joining the Rhode Island Purchasing Group can schedule a personalized demonstration today at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/buyer-demo.

For any questions about the vendor registration process, please call 800-835-4603 option 2. For more information about the Georgia Purchasing Group or to recommend a local purchasing department in your area, please email e-procurementsupport@bidnet.com.

About BidNet Direct:

BidNet Direct, powered by mdf commerce, is a sourcing solution of regional purchasing groups available at no cost to local government agencies throughout the country. BidNet Direct runs regional purchasing groups, including the Rhode Island Purchasing Group, across all 50 states that are used by over 1,600 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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