Chappaqua Central School District joins the Empire State Purchasing Group

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The Chappaqua Central School District announced today that it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online.

Chappaqua Central School District joins the Empire State Purchasing Group

In addition to the time savings we anticipate, our vendors will also benefit from registering in one location for all local bid opportunities.

The Chappaqua Central School District announced today that it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. Bidnet Direct’s Empire State Purchasing Group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from over 300 participating agencies from across New York. All potential Chappaqua Central School District vendors are encouraged to register online with http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york/chappaquaschools to access upcoming solicitations.

The Chappaqua Central School District joined the purchasing group in December 2022. In joining, the Chappaqua Central School District has become the 306th participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline the purchasing process. The Empire State Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local New York government agencies with a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. The Chappaqua Central School District was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, the Chappaqua Central School District looks to save time, increase competition, and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The Chappaqua Central School District now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors in the Empire State Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york/chappaquaschools. The Chappaqua Central School District 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 Empire State 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 Empire State 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, said Andrew Lennon, Assistant Superintendent for Business."

Vendors may register with the Empire State Purchasing Group: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york. 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 New York government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Empire State Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About the Chappaqua Central School District:

The Chappaqua Central School District is a nationally renowned, suburban public school system characterized by highly motivated students, a broadly educated and talented staff, and an actively involved parent community.

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 Empire State 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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