City of Holland joins the MITN Purchasing Group by BidNet Direct

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The City of Holland 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.

City of Holland joins the MITN Purchasing Group

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

The City of Holland 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, any addenda and award information from nearly 250 participating agencies from across Michigan. The City of Holland invites all vendors to register online at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn.

The City of Holland joined the MITN Purchasing Group in December. In joining, The City of Holland has become the 241st participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline the 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 costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. The City of Holland was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, the City of Holland looks to save time, increase competition, and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The City of Holland 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: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn. The City of Holland invites all current vendors not already registered on the MITN 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, vendors can access not only open bids for the City, but those from other municipalities, counties and school districts throughout the Michigan. In addition to the time savings vendors will also benefit from registering in one location for all local bid opportunities. The City of Holland invites all current vendors to register or contact the vendor support team with any questions,” Lynn McCammon, Finance Director for the City of Holland.

Vendors may register on the MITN Purchasing Group: 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 Holland:

Nestled in the heart of West Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa is the City of Holland, Michigan. There’s a lot to love about living here, from our award-winning downtown and nationally ranked school districts to our 22 charming parks and close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the big cities nearby. So, go ahead. Look around. We hope you stay awhile.

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 1,500 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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