Carter County bid opportunities on the Tennessee Purchasing Group

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Carter County announced it has joined the Tennessee Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system.

Carter County bid opportunities on the Tennessee Purchasing Group

Registered vendors can access bids, related documents, addendum and award information.

Carter County announced it has joined the Tennessee Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system. bidnet direct’s Tennessee Purchasing Group connects participating agencies from across Tennessee to a large vendor pool and streamlines the bid and vendor management process. Carter County invites all vendors to register online at

Carter County joined the purchasing group in November. Carter County will utilize the system to streamline the purchasing process including bid management, bid distribution and vendor relations. The Tennessee Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local Tennessee government agencies the tools needed to minimize costs and save time throughout the purchasing process.

Before joining the system, Carter County was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually. The traditional, “paper” procurement process is being replaced by local government agencies throughout Tennessee. In joining the Tennessee Purchasing Group, Carter County looks to save time, reach out to more vendors automatically and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The Tennessee Purchasing Group expands an agency’s vendor pool and enhances vendor competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the Tennessee Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to do business with Carter County can register online: Carter County invites all interested bidders to register today.

Registered vendors can access all open bids, related documents and files, additional addendum and award information. In addition, the Tennessee Purchasing Group offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda and advance notification of expiring term contracts. Registered vendors have access to not only Carter County bid opportunities, but all participating agency bids.

“Our valued vendors can now save time and paper. Plus, they not only have direct access to our open bids, but those from other agencies throughout the state. We invite all of our current vendors to register on the Tennessee Purchasing Group to start receiving business opportunities,” stated Marcia Fletcher, Purchasing of Carter County.

Vendors may register on the Tennessee Purchasing Group: bidnet direct’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 Tennessee government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Tennessee Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About Carter County:

Located at 1651 W. Elk Ave., the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area allows park visitors to step back in time to the turn of the 18th century. The park is the home to a reconstruction of Fort Watauga. The original fort was excavated about a mile away on the shores of the Watauga River. The Overmountain Men mustered here in September 1780 before their march to fight the battle of King’s Mountain. Here was established the first permanent American settlement outside the original 13 colonies and the Watauga Association – the first majority-rule system of American democratic government – was formed in 1772. The outdoor drama, “Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals,” is performed in the Park Amphitheater during the last three weekends of each July. Liberty! is the Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee. Visitor Center with theater, museum, and bookstore are provided. Picnicking and walking trails are available.

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 Tennessee 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

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