TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- The village of Tuckahoe announced Friday that it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing organization that helps local governments post, distribute and manage requests for proposals, quotes, addenda and awards online.
BidNet’s New York purchasing group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from 194 participating agencies from across the state.
In joining, Tuckahoe becomes the 194th participating local government agency using the system to streamline the purchasing process.
The Empire State Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities, and provides local government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process.
Tuckahoe was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, it looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process. Tuckahoe now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs.
In addition to the existing vendors on the Empire State Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online at www.EmpireStateBidSystem.com .
Tuckahoe invites all current vendors not already registered on the purchasing group to do so. Vendor registration is easy and takes only a few minutes online. BidNet’s vendor support team is available to answer questions regarding the registration process or the bid system at 800-835-4603, option 2.
Registered vendors can access bids, related documents, addenda and award information. The Empire State Purchasing Group also offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda associated with those bids and advance notice of term contract expiration. A robust National Institute of Governmental Purchasing code category list allows vendors registering to find the correct codes and receive matched bids.
Other local New York state government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process can contact the Empire State Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.
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