Town of Westborough joins the Massachusetts Purchasing Group by bidnet direct

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The Town of Westborough announced it has joined the Massachusetts Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system.

Town of Westborough joins the Massachusetts Purchasing Group by bidnet direct

The Town of Westborough invites all potential vendors to register online.

The Town of Westborough announced it has joined the Massachusetts Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system. bidnet direct’s Massachusetts Purchasing Group connects participating agencies from across Massachusetts. The purchasing group provides a transparent bid process through which the bid is available to all vendors at the same time. The Town of Westborough invites all potential vendors to register online by visiting http://www.bidnetdirect.com/massachusetts/townwestborough to access its upcoming solicitations.

The Town of Westborough joined the purchasing group in October and will utilize the system to streamline the purchasing process including bid management, bid distribution and vendor relations. The Massachusetts Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local government agencies the tools needed to have a transparent bid process while minimizing costs and saving time.

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

Registered vendors can access open bids, related documents and files, additional addendum and award information from all participating agencies. In addition, the Massachusetts 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.

With one click, the Town of Westborough can now see how many vendors match a specific opportunity, how many have downloaded documents, responded and more. The Town of Westborough also has its own branded page on the public side of the Massachusetts Purchasing Group in which tax payers can view all closed bids and any awarded information.

“We now have information at our fingertips for each bid opportunity and award. The information is fully tracked and auditable. Vendors can access documents and addenda right online. And we can see that the vendor has indeed seen the addendum. It is exciting to build on to the transparent office we strive to be by becoming a part of the Purchasing Group,” stated Shab Khan, Chief Procurement Officer/Grant Administrator of the Town of Westborough.

Vendors may register on the Massachusetts Purchasing Group: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/massachusetts/townwestborough. bidnet direct’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 Massachusetts government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Massachusetts Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About the Town of Westborough:

Since its incorporation in 1717 as the 100th town in Massachusetts, Westborough has grown from a settlement of orchards and dairies into a dynamic community with a healthy mix of residences, wooded trails, and industry.

The town is located 12 miles east of Worcester and 29 miles west of Boston, with a land area of 21.62 square miles. The town's commuter rail station provides easy access to Boston and Worcester.

At the intersection of the Mass Pike, Route 495 and Route 9, Westborough is an ideal location for business headquarters. Spurred by the advent of the train in 1834, Westborough has been home to diversified manufacturing, ranging from sleighs, straw hats, and boots in the past to computer and telecommunications equipment today. Westborough has also emerged as an important regional center for office development, with 35 percent of its employment devoted to the service sector.

Westborough's population of a little more than 18,000 residents enjoy fine schools, extensive public services for all ages, and active recreation programs on its lakes, woodlands, and playing fields.

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 Massachusetts 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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