Polk County joins the Iowa Purchasing Group by BidNet Direct

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Polk County announced it has joined the BidNet Direct Iowa Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system.

Polk County joins the Iowa Purchasing Group

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

Polk County announced it has joined the BidNet Direct Iowa Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system. BidNet’s Iowa Purchasing Group connects participating agencies from across Iowa to a large vendor pool and streamlines the bid and vendor management process. BidNet’s Iowa purchasing group provides notifications to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, as well as any addenda and award information from participating agencies across Iowa, and can be accessed at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/iowa.

Polk County joined the purchasing group in September, and will be utilizing the system to streamline their purchasing process including bid management, bid distribution and vendor relations. The Iowa Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local Iowa government agencies the tools needed to minimize costs and save time throughout the purchasing process.

The Iowa Purchasing Group expands an agency’s vendor pool and enhances vendor competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the Iowa Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to do business with Polk County can register online: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/iowa. Polk County invites all interested bidders to register today.

Registered vendors can access all open bids, related documents and files, additional addenda and award information. In addition, the Iowa 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 Polk County bid opportunities, but all participating agency bids.

“Our suppliers of goods and services can save time and money by not having to hand pick up and hand deliver paper bids packets. This on-line e-procurement system is a paperless one-stop shop for all our solicitations. We encourage all vendors to register on the Iowa Purchasing Group to start receiving Polk County business opportunities,” stated Ryan Ward, Polk County Procurement Supervisor.

Vendors may register on the Iowa Purchasing Group at: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/iowa. 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 Iowa government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Iowa Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

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 Iowa 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

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