We are always looking to increase our vendor pool and competition.
NEWPORT, R.I. (PRWEB) November 17, 2020
The City of Newport announced it has joined BidNet Direct in establishing the Rhode Island Purchasing Group, and will be publishing upcoming bidding opportunities on the system. The Rhode Island Purchasing Group connects participating agencies from across Rhode Island to a large vendor pool and streamlines the bid and vendor management process. BidNet’s Rhode Island Purchasing Group provides notifications to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, as well as any addenda and award information from participating agencies across Rhode Island, and can be accessed at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/rhode-island.
The Rhode Island Purchasing Group is a single, online location that manages sourcing information and activities and provides local government agencies throughout Rhode Island 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 Erin Mulligan, Purchasing Agent for the City of Newport. We hope the Rhode Island Purchasing Group will help us extend the reach of our solicitations.
Registered vendors can access all open bids, related documents and files, additional addenda and award information. In addition, the Rhode Island 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 City of Newport bid opportunities, but all participating agency bids.
Vendors may register on the Rhode Island Purchasing Group at: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/rhode-island. BidNet’s vendor support team is available to answer any questions regarding the registration process or the bid system at 1-800-835-4603 option 2.
Other local government agencies in Rhode Island looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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