County of Hillsdale Automates Bid Distribution with the MITN Purchasing Group

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The County of Hillsdale announced today that it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group.

County of Hillsdale joins the MITN Purchasing Group

The County of Hillsdale invites all current vendors not already registered on the purchasing group to do so today.

The County of Hillsdale announced today that it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group. BidNet’s MITN Purchasing group helps local governments, such as the County of Hillsdale, post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. The MITN Purchasing Group provides notification to registered vendors of new bids related to their industry, and any addenda and award information from over 200 participating agencies from across Michigan. The County of Hillsdale invites all potential vendors to register online with the MITN Purchasing Group to access its upcoming solicitations by visiting http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn.

The County of Hillsdale joined the purchasing group in July. There was a need for the County of Hillsdale to automate their purchasing process to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process. The County of Hillsdale streamlines the creation and issuance of bid requests, supplier response submission and the awarding of bids. By providing a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities, local Michigan government agencies minimize costs and time delays associated with their procurement process.

The County of Hillsdale 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 do business with local government agencies can register online at https://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn. The County of Hillsdale invites all current vendors not already registered on the purchasing group to do so today.

Registered vendors can access bids, related documents, addendum and award information. In addition, the MITN Purchasing Group offers a value-added alert service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda associated with those bids and advance notice of term contracts.

The Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners Chairperson Mark Wiley stated “Joining MITN (Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network) will assist the County of Hillsdale with moving forward with technology that will bring us into the current marketplace methods of transacting business over the Internet. We look forward to using them to help reduce our costs of doing business with our vendors.”

Vendor benefits include:

  • Receive targeted bids
  • Receive bid deadline reminders
  • Notification of term contract expiration
  • Access a single point of entry for all participating agency bids
  • Contact with a dedicated vendor support team

Vendors may register on the MITN Purchasing Group by visiting https://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn. Vendors may also contact BidNet’s vendor support team at 800-835-4603 option 2 with any questions regarding registration or the bid system.

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 MITN Purchasing Group:

The MITN Purchasing Group is a part of BidNet’s regional purchasing groups available at no cost to local government agencies throughout the country. With years of input from procurement professionals, BidNet specifically developed the bid system to fill the need for a robust bid and supplier management solution for local government agencies. BidNet runs 30 regional purchasing groups used by over 1,300 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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