In addition to the time savings we anticipate, our vendors will also benefit from registering in one location for all local bid opportunities.
HOLLAND, Mich. (PRWEB) January 14, 2021
Holland Board of Public Works announced today that it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group in Michigan 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 across Michigan. Holland Board of Public Works invites all vendors to register online at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn.
Holland Board of Public Works joined the MITN Purchasing Group in December. In joining, Holland Board of Public Works has become the 242nd 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. Holland Board of Public Works was distributing bids and managing their procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, Holland Board of Public Works looks to save time, increase competition, and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.
Holland Board of Public Works 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. Holland Board of Public Works 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, our valued vendors can now access not only our open bids, but those from other municipalities, counties and school districts throughout the Michigan. In addition to the time savings we anticipate, our vendors will also benefit from registering in one location for all local bid opportunities. We invite all of our current vendors to register or contact the vendor support team with any questions,” Charles Warren, Finance Director for Holland Board of Public Works.
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 Holland Board of Public Works:
Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) is a community-owned enterprise providing electric generation and distribution, water, wastewater treatment and broadband utility services to more than 30,000 business and residential customers. The purpose of HBPW is to enrich life in West Michigan's greater Holland area by providing local, reliable, efficient and essential utility services. HBPW is committed to enhancing the economic and environmental vitality of the community, providing reliable services at the lowest rates achievable through innovation, efficiency and professional operations.
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