Peoria County Automates Bid Distribution with the Illinois Purchasing Group

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Peoria County announced that it has joined the Illinois Purchasing Group.

Peoria County joins the Illinois Purchasing Group

In addition to our time savings, our valued vendors can now access not only our open bids, but those from other municipalities, counties and school districts.

Peoria County announced that it has joined the Illinois Purchasing Group. BidNet’s Illinois Purchasing Group helps local governments, such as Peoria County, post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. The Illinois Purchasing Group provides notification to registered vendors of new bids related to their industry, and any addenda and award information from participating agencies across Illinois online at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/illinois.

Peoria County joined the Illinois Purchasing Group in December 2018. There was a need for Peoria County to automate their purchasing process to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process. The Illinois Purchasing Group 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 Illinois government agencies minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process.

Peoria County now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the Illinois Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to do business with local government agencies can register online: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/illinois/peoriacounty. Peoria County invites all current vendors not already registered on the Illinois Purchasing Group to do so today.

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

“We look forward to being able to improve our efficiency by using the Illinois Purchasing Group. In addition to our time savings, our valued vendors can now access not only our open bids, but those from other municipalities, counties and school districts throughout Illinois. We invite all of our current vendors to register,” said Jim Smith, Purchasing Director of Peoria County.

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 Illinois Purchasing Group at https://www.bidnetdirect.com/illinois/peoriacounty. Vendors may also contact BidNet’s vendor support team at 800-835-4603 option 2 with any questions regarding registration on the bid system.

Other local Illinois government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Illinois Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About Peoria County:

Known as the Heart of Illinois, Peoria County is at the center of a multiple county region along the Illinois River midway between Chicago and St. Louis. Peoria County, Illinois (population 182,495) combines big city assets with a small town lifestyle and is an attractive location for new businesses. The region's central location and moderate population encourage local economic growth and support a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities.

About the Illinois Purchasing Group:

The Illinois 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 40 regional Purchasing Groups used by over 1,300 local government entities. 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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