Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium Joins the Empire State Purchasing Group by BidNet Direct

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The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium announced it has joined BidNet Direct’s Empire State Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system.

Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium Joins the Empire State Purchasing Group by BidNet Direct

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

The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium announced it has joined BidNet Direct’s Empire State Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system. The Empire State Purchasing Group connects participating agencies from across New York to a large vendor pool and streamlines the bid and vendor management process. BidNet’s Empire State Purchasing Group provides notifications to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, as well as any addenda and award information from participating agencies across New York, and can be accessed at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york.

The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium joined the purchasing group in March, and will utilize the system to publish and distribute upcoming bid opportunities. The Empire State Purchasing Group is a single, online location that manages sourcing information and activities and provides local government agencies throughout New York the tools needed to minimize costs and save time throughout the purchasing process.

“We are always looking to increase our vendor pool and competition,” says Elin R. Dowd, Executive Director for the Consortium. We hope the Empire State Purchasing Group will help us extend the reach of our solicitations, and it can help our vendors find more local opportunities” she continued.

Registered vendors can access all open bids, related documents and files, additional addenda 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 and advance notification of expiring term contracts. Registered vendors have access to not only the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium bid opportunities, but all participating agency bids.

Vendors may register on the Empire State Purchasing Group at: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york. 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 government agencies in New York 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 Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium:

The Health Consortium is a self-insured, self-funded, insurance company authorized under Article 47 of NYS Insurance law and is jointly owned by its 49 municipal partners. The Consortium mission is to be an efficient inter-municipal cooperative that provides high-quality, cost-stable health insurance for members and their employees and retirees.

Consortium membership was initially offered to each municipality within the geographical boundaries of Tompkins County which included the County, City of Ithaca, and thirteen Towns and Villages. This has now expanded to any municipality in Tompkins County and the Counties contiguous to Tompkins County which includes any municipality in Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, and Tioga Counties.

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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