City of Sulphur Springs Joins the Texas Purchasing Group by BidNet Direct

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The City of Sulphur Springs announced it has joined the Texas Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system.

City of Sulphur Springs Joins the Texas Purchasing Group by BidNet Direct

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

The City of Sulphur Springs announced it has joined the Texas Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system. BidNet’s Texas Purchasing Group connects over 40 participating agencies from across Texas. The purchasing group provides a transparent bid process through which the bid is available to all vendors at the same time. The City of Sulphur Springs invites all potential vendors to register online with the Texas Purchasing Group to access its upcoming solicitations by visiting https://www.bidnetdirect.com/texas.

The City of Sulphur Springs joined the purchasing group in April. The City of Sulphur Springs will utilize the system to streamline the purchasing process including bid management, bid distribution and vendor relations. The Texas Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides to over 40 local government agencies the tools needed to have a transparent bid process while minimizing costs and saving time.

The Texas Purchasing Group expands an agency’s vendor pool and enhances vendor competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the Texas Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to do business with The City of Sulphur Springs can register online: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/texas. The City of Sulphur Springs invites all interested bidders to register today.

Registered vendors can access open bids, related documents and files, additional addendum and award information from all participating agencies. In addition, the Texas 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.

With one click, the City of Sulphur Springs can now see how many vendors match a specific opportunity, how many have downloaded documents, responded and more. The City of Sulphur Springs also has its own, branded page on the public side of the Texas Purchasing Group in which vendors can view all closed bids and any awarded information.

“We now will have information at our fingertips for each bid opportunity and award. The information is fully tracked and auditable and the vendors can access documents and addenda online and we can see that the vendor has indeed seen the addendum. It is exciting to build on to the transparent office we strive to be by becoming a part of the Texas Purchasing Group,” stated Lesa Smith, Finance Director of the City of Sulphur Springs.

Vendors may register on the Texas Purchasing Group: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/texas. 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 Texas government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Texas Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About the City of Sulphur Springs:

The City of Sulphur Springs is at the center of Hopkins County, roughly halfway between Dallas and Texarkana. Sulphur Springs derives its modern name from the fact that when the area was first settled, springs of sulphur water were abundant. Sulphur Springs’ growth is evident with the revitalization of the town square into a vibrant area now known as Celebration Plaza, construction of new residential properties and communities, major expansion of existing manufacturing plants and construction of new manufacturing facilities.

About BidNet Direct:

BidNet Direct, a mediagrif product, 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 Texas 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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