North Smithfield Public Schools Joins Regional e-Procurement Community with the Rhode Island Purchasing Group

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Today, North Smithfield Public Schools announces they will utilize the Rhode Island Purchasing Group for vendor management and bid distribution.

North Smithfield Public Schools Joins the Rhode Island Purchasing Group

North Smithfield Public Schools invites all potential vendors to register online.

Today, North Smithfield Public Schools announces they will utilize the Rhode Island Purchasing Group for vendor management and bid distribution. This purchasing community and e-Procurement solution from BidNet Direct connects 18 public purchasing departments throughout the state of Rhode Island. North Smithfield Public Schools encourages all local vendors interested in doing business with local government agencies to register online with the Rhode Island Purchasing Group to gain access to upcoming bid opportunities by visiting http://www.bidnetdirect.com/rhode-island/nsps.

The Rhode Island Purchasing Group is a regional online community for public purchasing professionals looking to increase efficiency and transparency for their agency’s procurement process. Through participation with the Rhode Island Purchasing Group, North Smithfield Public Schools joins Barrington Public Schools, Providence Public Schools, South Kingstown Public Schools, and Westerly Public Schools in posting RFPs and RFQs on one central location. The online purchasing group makes it easier for local vendors to find, access and bid on local public solicitations.

“As a school district, we are always looking to increase our vendor pool and competition,” says Lisa Marcotte, Business Manager of North Smithfield Public Schools. “We hope the Rhode Island Purchasing Group will help us extend the reach of our solicitations, and it can help our vendors find more local opportunities,” continued Marcotte.

Vendors are able to register with the Rhode Island Purchasing Group for free and gain access to open bids from 18 local government agencies all on one platform. Vendors have an option to upgrade their account for notification services and other added benefits for extra cost.

The Rhode Island Purchasing Group is a cloud-based e-Procurement solution built to help local government agencies, such as North Smithfield Public Schools, simplify bid and vendor management processes. “These days, anything that helps to save me and cut costs is a no brainer for us,” Marcotte adds. North Smithfield Public Schools encourages all interested vendors to visit http://www.bidnetdirect.com/rhode-island and register.

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 Rhode Island 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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